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Psychological Therapies in the NHS

Wednesday 21 March 2018 — Thursday 22 March
Millenium Conference Centre, London

Psychological Therapies in the NHS

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11th Annual Conference​

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The New Savoy 11th Annual Conference Psychological Therapies in the NHS: A New Deal for Depression will will provide psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors with practical support and advice for improving Psychological Therapies and IAPT services in practice. 

Learning outcomes
The conference will enable you to:

  • Understand the implication of the latest national developments, including the recommendations from the 2018 NICE guideline for Depression
  • Learn about the far-reaching implications of the Wessely Review into detention under the mental health act, compulsory treatment and human rights of people with mental health disorders
  • Debate with leading politicians and decision-makers about the future for young people in mental health and social care: Luciana Berger, MP, Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner and Sarah Brennan, CEO, Young Minds
  • Hear about implementation of the 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health from national mental health leaders
  • Engage with and influence our response as a discipline to the current crisis in the psychological therapies workforce: addressing issues of morale, capacity and funding
  • Find out about the aims and role of important new developments in psychological therapies: Psychological Professions Networks; the Collaborative Learning Network for Staff Wellbeing; the 3rd National Audit
  • Join in the ongoing consultation and concerns about methods used to develop NICE’s new Depression guideline and offer your ideas about how NICE can update its systematic review methodology
  • Listen to leading professional voices involved in workforce planning to understand why Health Education England are struggling to recruit and retain front line psychological therapists, and support the existing workforce
  • Debate with leading politicians and the BBC’s Mark Easton about the impact of austerity on mental health and the controversial role of psychological therapists in supporting people to return to work
  • Choose from workshops covering new sustainability and transformation partnerships; integrated commissioning models; digital and blended care pathways; improving staff wellbeing whilst meeting targets; and implementing the new NICE guideline for depression in primary care and secondary care

Staff wellbeing survey in partnership with The British Psychological Society: The aim of the survey is to gain insight on the experience of mental health professionals in areas such as wellbeing, stress, depression, and the demands of the 'target culture'. Please take a minute to complete the survey before 10th February 2018.  The results will be shared at the conference. 

ACPAFTAnna Freud CentreAPPAssociation of Primary Mental Health WorkAUKBABCPBAMTBAPCABritish Psychological SocietyCentre for Mental HealthCYPMHCGood Governance InstituteIPTUKISPS UKMinddistrictNational Hypnotherapy SocietyNCAADNCSParkinsons UKPPNPsychotherapy ExcellenceRoyal College of PyschiatristsSLAMTavistock NHS
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