Tuesday 30 May 2017,


Claxton Suite, Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Business Park,

Wynyard Avenue, Wynyard, TS22 5TB


The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) 2017 GP Crisis Conference was open to GP’s and Primary Care practice staff across Teesside.

The event included a number of presentations from TEWV medical professionals focussing on mental health related topics including:

  • Managing a mental health crisis.
  • Managing risk, self-harm and suicidal behaviour
  • Working with people with a Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Capacity and consent.
  • Partnership working.

There was a Q&A session / networking hour.




5.45pm - registration

6pm      - speakers

Introduction to crisis services                             - Dr Raj Kumar, consultant psychiatrist,

                                                                         Stockton crisis  team / crisis lead /

                                                                         associate director of medical education Teesside /

                                                                         associate clinical director.


Enhanced Antidepressant Treatment                   - Dr Cameron Martin, consultant psychiatrist,

                                                                         crisis team and adult inpatients, Hartlepool.


Substance Misuse including Benzodiazepines       - Team substance misuse leads

and Limitations


Capacity and consent                                        - Craig Vernon, approved mental health professional

                                                                         crisis team, Redcar and Cleveland.




Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder,         - Dr Rachael Hall, consultant psychiatrist,

managing risk, self- harm                                   Redcar and Cleveland inpatient and crisis team,

and suicidal behaviour                                        and crisis clinicians. 


Partnership working                                          - Debbie Wright, service manager,

                                                                         Teesside crisis service.


8pm - Q&A's


Networking and refreshments



Mental Health Crisis Services

Antidepressant Prescribing

Substance Misuse

Capacity and Consent

Understanding and Managing Patients with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder