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Blackpool Zoo East Park Drive, Blackpool



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Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

FRIDAY 23 APR 2021


Chaired by Dr Jon Goldin, Consultant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, and Vice Chair, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists this Fourth National conference focuses on Saving Young Lives – Preventing Suicide in Children and Young People. Through national updates, case studies from multi-agency settings and lived experience insight, this conference will look at progress being made and what needs to change to improve resilience, wellbeing, mental health support and effectively prevent suicide in children and young people. The conference will use case studies to demonstrate interventions that work in health, schools, universities and multi-agency settings. The conference will examine implementation of the self harm and suicide prevention competence framework for children and young people and will also discuss offering tailored support to families bereaved by suicide in line with the NICE recommendations.

For further information and to book your place visit  or email

Follow the conference on Twitter #savingyounglives


Masterclass: Therapeutic Interventions to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences



This CPD certified programme will outline the increasing evidence of the impact of Adverse Experiences of Childhood (ACEs) on the health and well-being of children and young people extending into adult life. There is a growing demand for interventions to prevent their harmful effects.

Research will be reviewed about the impact of ACEs through population studies, intergenerational studies, and specific groups – self harming, mental health, and substance abuse, offending, and violent behaviour.

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Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

FRIDAY 23 APR 2021


We are pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Conference to focus on improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Angelina Jalonen Head of Therapeutic Services The Refugee Council will give a national update which will look at supporting refugees through the hardship and isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and focus sessions will cover; multi-tiered and comprehensive MHPSS Systems & Psychological First Aid, working with refugees to improve mental health, and best practice examples of specialist clinical interventions.

For further information and to book your place visit  or email

Follow the conference on Twitter #RefugeeMentalHealth


Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder



This conference focuses on Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder both during and beyond Covid-19. You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues who are working to improve access and treatment for people with personality disorder, self assess and reflect on your own practice and gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence.

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Follow the conference on Twitter #PersonalityDisorder2021


Masterclass: Therapeutic work with children and young people suffering child sexual abuse and exploitation



This Masterclass programme, facilitated by Dr Arnon Bentovim and Carol Jolliffe, will help practitioners working in social care, health, education and youth justice to deliver effective therapeutic work with children subject to sexual abuse and exploitation. The approach recognises that sexual abuse and exploitation occur in a context of significant adversity, and is based in Trauma Informed Practice which recognises common responses to adversity in childhood are traumatic, and such responses in association with a variety of social, psychological and genetic influences can trigger an extensive set of complex overlapping physical, behavioural and mental health responses.

Practitioners in social care, health, education and youth justice who need to develop their skills in working with children and young people who have been sexually abused and exploited should attend.

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Masterclass: Childhood Neglect: Approaches to understanding, assessment and interventions



This masterclass, facilitated by Carla Thomas and Carol Jolliffe, Child and Family Training, will consider the complexity of understanding, managing and modifying the impact of childhood neglect. It will support practitioners and managers in considering interventions to modify neglectful parenting and to increase children’s resilience. All practitioners, and managers, working with children and families in Health, Education, Social Care, in the Public and Voluntary sector should attend.

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Friday 22 September 2017 at Blackpool Zoo

Theme: Transforming early intervention and prevention in children and  young people’s services

 Please find below delegate handbook and conference programme


Delegate conf handbook 2017

Keynote Presentations

Zoe Woodworth Charlie Waller

Polly Ashmore NHS England

Arterne CIC 22 September 2017 Blackpool PMHW

Workshop Presentations

J Girvan S Holt 22.9.17

Team of Life V Eames 22.9.17

Lucy Fenucciu


Friday 20 November 2015

Blackpool Zoo

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

“What works in early intervention?”

Keynote Presentations

A Oherily

Lisa Williams  Lisa Williams PDF

G Basi

Delegate handbook 2015

Conference programme 2015

Workshop Presentations

Emma Campbell

R Davies workshop



Guidance supporting improvements in children and young people’s mental health

NHS England has published two guidance documents to support improvements in children and young people’s mental health. The Transformation Plan guidance provides information on the development of Local Transformation Plans for CCGs working with children, young people and families, and commissioning partners and providers. The Eating Disorder guidance, a joint publication with the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, is a how to guide for commissioners to support the implementation of dedicated community eating disorder services with an access and waiting time standard.

National Conference on 26 September 2014 at Blackpool Zoo was a success, a few evaluation comments

‘Definitely worth going – I would recommend it’

‘Come along, meet other workers enthusiastic about early intervention/ prevention’

‘Very good, my first PMHW Conference and I will return’

‘Great thank you so much for inviting us as part of the voluntary sector’

‘Well organised and reaffirming the influence of the role in the current economic climate’

Keynote Presentations

A Starr

APMHWT presentation Kathy Evans

F Pender

Workshop presentations

C Collings slides self harm



S Vaughan (Wales)


Conference Photos



Midlands meeting 31.3.14

AGM Agenda 2013 Conference

AGM Minutes 13.11.12



Archived Events

Conference Programme

Workshop presentations

Keynote Speaker Presentations

Conference photos

Evaluation of Feedback

2012 Conference

Conference programme 2012

Evaluation Feedback

Evaluation Feedback 13.11.12

North East Poster Presentation Photo



The Strength of Tier 2 approaches to Mental – A Starr

Workshop references – A Starr

Andrew’s Cartoons

Psycho Education Training ASD Exeter Conference S Vaughan