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PWP National Networking Forum
 When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
 Where: Birmingham City Football Ground, Birmingham
 Timing: Registration 8:40 AM | Start 9:30 AM | Close 4:50 PM
 Public Sector Price: £209 plus VAT
‘Very informative day, full of many relevant & interesting topics which allowed me to reflect on my role & the capabilities to grow within it’ PWP National Networking Forum 2018

Take the opportunity to come away from the office to stop, think and review your practice as a PWP. Each year this exciting national conference, brings together attendees from across the country to network, share best practice and diversify the role of the PWP.

Redefine your importance as a PWP with insightful presentations and practical workshops

Book your place to become part of a wider network of professionals and enter into the discussion of how to deliver the best possible care at Step 2. By mixing up to date topics with tangible workshops, this is your opportunity to benefit from evidenced case studies and thought provoking discussion. Leave this day inspired and motivated to share your learning and drive forward your practice.

Hear from other services, learn about common difficulties faced and explore new areas of development:

  • Tackling therapeutic drift

  • Avoiding PWP burnout

  • Working with complexity at Step 2

  • Early intervention in prisons

  • Supporting BME groups through IAPT

  • Engaging students and young people

  • Getting back to basics with Step 2 interventions

  • Developing Senior PWPs

  • Exploring effective Perinatal interventions

Take one day out to improve your understanding of what other organisations are doing. Bring your challenges, and take back new Step 2 strategies from:
  • Steve Skinner, IAPT Clinical Lead, steps2change
  • Nick Harwood, Service Manager, steps2change
  • Lucy Cotterill, Operational Lead, Primary Care Wellbeing Service
  • Karina Lovell, Professor of Mental Health, The University of Manchester
  • Sarah-Jayne Holmes, PWP, HMP Lincoln
  • SallyAnne Poyser, Deputy Manager, Touchstone- IAPT
  • Aniysa Azam, PWP, Touchstone- IAPT
  • Joanne Gill, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead, Birmingham Healthy Minds
  • Vanessa Randles, Senior PWP, steps2change
  • Paula Kinsley, Senior PWP, steps2change
  • Elizabeth Ruth, Lead PWP, Sheffield IAPT
  • Bethan Morgan, PWP Team Leader, Insight Healthcare
  • Emily Cheney, Step 2 Clinical Lead & Senior PWP, University Medical Centre Psychological Therapies Service

For more details about the speakers visit the news board

The agenda for the day
8.40 Registration and Refreshments
9.30 Opening Remarks
Co-Chairs: Steve Skinner, IAPT Clinical Lead and Nick Harwood, Service Manager, steps2change
Sustaining an Effective PWP Workforce
9.40 Addressing Therapeutic Drift at Step 2: How to Sustain Effective Practice for PWPs
   How to avoid therapeutic drift: steps to take to ensure on-going effectiveness
   Measuring clinical performance: guidance on how to efficiently review patient outcomes
   Maintaining quality in care: identifying solutions to therapeutic drift
Lucy Cotterill, Operational Lead, Primary Care Wellbeing Service
Emma Boyden, Lead PWP, Primary Care Wellbeing Service
Traci Ullah-Featherstone, PWP, Primary Care Wellbeing Service
10.20 PWP Wellbeing: How can the Welfare of PWPs be Effectively Prioritised?
   National initiatives to support PWP wellbeing
   How PWPs can start a wellbeing revolution
   Best practice examples of supporting staff wellbeing in busy London IAPT services
Rebecca Minton, Staff Wellbeing Lead & IAPT Service Manager; iCope: Camden & Islington Psychological Therapies Services
11.00 Networking Break
Growing PWP Roles
11.30 Working with Complexity at Step 2: Diagnosis, Risk Management and High-quality Care
   Handling complexity in practice: ensuring that diagnoses are comprehensive and accurate
   Maintaining quality and Step 2 practice in the face of complexity: managing the risk
   Treatment vs stepping up care: comorbidity and more moderate to severe mental health difficulties
Dr Amy Blakemore, Lecturer in Mental Health, The University of Manchester
12.10 Case Study: Early Intervention and the Role of the PWP in Prisons
   Exploring the role of a PWP in the forensic setting: challenges and benefits
   Early intervention for offenders: how to engage this ‘hard to reach’ group in IAPT
   Identifying the need: reducing suicide, self-harm and improving outcomes for offenders
   Collaborative working with the community setting: ensuring continuity of care
Sarah-Jayne Holmes, PWP, HMP Lincoln
12.40 Morning Round-Up
Join in round-table discussion to share examples from your own service backgrounds of how the PWP role can be promoted and managed within IAPT to ensure on-going effective clinical practice.
Steve Skinner and Nick Harwood, steps2change
1.00 Networking Lunch
Afternoon workshops 1 featuring up to date evidence and intervention case studies
2.10 Attendees can choose between three workshops. Time will be allowed for presentation, discussion, critical questions and interactive exercises
Workshop 1: Engaging and Supporting BME Groups
   Challenges of working with BME communities
   Projects by Touchstone IAPT to increase engagement with BME communities
   Tips for working with interpreters
   Ways to improve your PWP practice when working with BME communities
SallyAnne Poyser, Deputy Manager and Aniysa Azam, PWP, Touchstone- IAPT
Workshop 2: Developing Effective Perinatal Interventions
   Engaging mothers and removing barriers to access: reviewing pathways to reach those in need
   Exploring interventions for mothers and identifying where adaptations might be made
   Promoting effective joint working to ensure perinatal wellbeing across the healthcare system
Joanne Gill, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead, Birmingham Healthy Minds
Workshop 3: Back to Basics Guide to Step 2 Interventions
   Best practice: treatment protocols and structuring treatment sessions
   Overcoming the increasingly blurred lines between Step 2 and Step 3
   Exploring new and emerging interventions: keeping practice up to date
Vanessa Randles, Senior PWP and Paula Kinsley, Senior PWP, steps2change
3.20 Networking Break
Afternoon workshops 2 featuring up to date evidence and intervention case studies
3.40 Attendees can choose between two workshops. Time will be allowed for presentation, discussion, critical questions and interactive exercises
Workshop 4: Step 2 Support for Long-Term Conditions
   Understanding the current national picture: why IAPT is treating LTCs and progress being made
   Engaging patients in psychological treatment: integrating mental and physical healthcare
   How to implement adaptations: the process of augmenting interventions for physical ability
   Setting realistic outcome goals: how do you set targets and monitor outcomes for LTCs?
Elizabeth Ruth, Lead PWP, Sheffield IAPT
Workshop 5: Senior PWP Role Development
   Developing SPSR (Self Practice and Self Reflection) in PWP Supervision
   Making the most of supervision – Using Clinical Skills Creatively
   Sharing Best Practice - Showcase your wins and discuss your future directions
Bethan Morgan, PWP Team Leader, Insight Healthcare
Emily Cheney, Step 2 Clinical Lead & Senior PWP, University Medical Centre Psychological Therapies Service
4.50 Close of Day
Now in its 6th year, we are pleased to have had over 750 delegates attend our PWP networking forums. As of the 10th June 2019 we already have over 130 people confirmed to attend this year including the following job titles and organisations:

Senior PWP
Step 2 Lead
Trainee PWP
PWP Team Lead
IAPT Clinical Lead
Operational Lead
Professor of Mental Health
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Matron
Mental Health Nurse
PWP Lecturer

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Burton & Uttoxeter Wellbeing Team
Changing Minds IAPT
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
De Montfort University
Derwent Rural Counselling Service
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Health in Mind
Healthy Minds Stoke
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
HMP North Sea Camp
Insight Healthcare
Insight Healthcare - Calderdale
Let's Talk Wellbeing
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester Metropolitan University
Mental Health Matters - North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
NHS England
North Tyneside Talking Therapies
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nuffield Health
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Rethink Mental Illness
Richmond Borough Mind
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Somerset Talking Therapies Service
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Talking Changes (IAPT)
Talking Matters Northumberland
TalkingSpace Plus
TalkPlus, NE Hants & Farnham CCG
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
The University of Manchester
Total Wellbeing Luton - Turning Point
Touchstone IAPT
Trent PTS
Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
University Medical Centre Psychological Therapies
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Call for posters
Are you booked or planning to attend? Would you like to share your work? Then please do read this page and send us your details....
Poster content guidance:
  • Posters should include images as well as text, and photographs of the individuals or service involved. There will be a ‘stand by your poster’ session during the day when attendees can discuss your work. Posters should share innovative and effective ways of working and reflect on the following questions:
  • What challenge were you addressing in your service improvement?
  • What strategies or processes were tried?
  • What evidence or guidance informed these strategies?
  • What service improvement outcome was achieved? How was that measured?
  • What impact did this have on the wider service: users, staff, organisational processes?
  • What did you learn and how can this benefit other services to improve?
Poster submission requirements
  • Any registered conference attendee from the NHS, public or charity sector may present a poster
  • Only one poster presentation is allowed per registered attendee/author
  • Posters must be registered by two weeks prior to the conference and be brought on the day
  • This can consist of one sheet (A1) or up to 12 sheets of A4 paper – in Power Point
  • Posters will go onto portrait orientated boards of 1m x 2m and Velcro will be provided for fixing
Poster application information:

To start your application, please submit the following details to: enquiries@nnf-events.co.uk

  • Author details: (100 words or less)
  • Author email: (to be published)
  • Poster title:
  • Poster abstract: (200 words or less)

Alternatively, please download and complete the poster application form

All applications are welcome from either registered or reserve place attendees - successful submissions will be notified within one week of application. Please do contact the team on 01732 897788 if you have any questions.

Call for speakers

Do you work in IAPT or CAMHS? Have you developed your service and want to share your work? We are always looking for interesting examples and experiences.

With all of our courses driven by best practice, we would welcome you to approach us to take part. Benefits of presenting:

  • Case study driven presentations - if you are part of a team who has implemented a new project or idea then this is the platform to share your experiences.
  • Put you and your achievements out there - whether you are a PWP, IAPT or CAMHS Service Lead, Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist or Psychotherapist or a mental health nurse , we will be holding an event which will enable you to share your tools to help others in IAPT and CAMHS deal with their challenges.
  • Time to think and focus - away from your everyday environment you can hear others’ presentations and think objectively and innovatively about how you manage your work.
  • Raise your profile and network with like-minded - compare your work with what is happening in other services. By attending a relevant event you can mix with people who understand your concerns, benchmark your progress and drive forward your experience in a sharing environment.

Please contact Sarah Kemm if you would like to take part in one of our forthcoming events on 01732 897788 or sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk

Pricing Structure
  • £209 + VAT - NHS or Public Sector for one place
  • £699 + VAT - Commercial Organisation for one place
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Optional Accommodation at Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
  • £100 + VAT (subject to availability. Lower rates may be found by booking directly with on-line accommodation website)
Bed and breakfast accommodation is available for this event at a specially discounted rate. Simply tick the dates that you wish to book when making your booking and we will contact you directly for your credit card guarantee details.
We regret that bookings for bed and breakfast accommodation cannot be confirmed without full credit card details. Your credit card will only be charged in the event that the invoice has not been settled one month following the event and only with prior communication.
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  • Booking contact: Name, job title, department, email, telephone
  • Event(s) to reserve for: Title, date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): Name, job title, department, email, telephone
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Birmingham City Football Ground, Birmingham
St Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL
Tel. 0344 557 1875. Birmingham City Football Club is located a mile and a half from Birmingham City Centre and is easily accessible from all major road routes and motorway networks.
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