Engaging partners in care conference
Our third FREE Engaging Partners in Care Mental Health Update Conference was held on Thursday 22 November 2018 at the Principal York Hotel.
The event offered a fantastic opportunity for GPs and practice staff in County Durham and Darlington, Teesside and most of North Yorkshire to learn more about mental health conditions directly from experts in the field through case studies, interactive learning and Q&As.
Conference workshops included:
Delegates will develop an understanding of gender dysphoria focussing on supporting individuals, the challenges they face, and the services available.
Managing treatment resistant anxiety and depression
Delegates will be provided with the knowledge and skills to recognise and evaluate treatment resistance and become more confident in managing this including knowing which medications to use and when as well as how and where to refer people for secondary care intervention.
Perinatal mental health
This workshop includes information and advice on postpartum disorders and prescribing during pregnancy and breast feeding. There will be some brief information on the Perinatal Psychiatry Service delivered by TEWV.
Understanding and managing trauma
Delegates will receive an overview of trauma including the physiology, clinical presentations and management principles.
Behavioural activation for the treatment of depression
This workshop will cover theory and latest research, delivery, techniques and secondary care services.
Eating disorders (CAMHS): what a GP needs to know & Eating disorders (AMH): what a GP needs to know
The workshop will support you to understand; risk factors and detection; engaging patients,families and carers; physical investigations; interventions and treatments; making referalls; mental health act.
Managing challenging behaviour in those with learning disabilities
This workshop will cover what GPs can do practically when patients with learning disabilities present with challenging behaviour, how to support and manage them within primary care, and stop over medication.
This workshop will provide information for GPs around assessment, diagnosis, and management of ADHD, NICE guidance and tips and resources.
A positive approach to older people’s care
This workshop aims to develop practical knowledge and skills to actively engage with people living with dementia to make sure they receive the best quality care possible.
Managing anxiety, depression and self-harm in teenagers
Providing a brief reminder of diagnostic criteria, how to assess risk and when to refer young people as well as information on risk factors, prevalence and prognosis and up-to-date assessment and treatment options
The session will increase awareness and understanding of personality disorder and help GPs to build therapeutic relationships.
Autism affects 1 in 100 people. This workshop will provide you with key facts about autism, its impact on individuals, and learn about common mental and physical health co-morbidities in autism and how to effectively manage them.
Professor Marios Adamou, consultant psychiatrist, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Specialising in neurodevelopmental psychiatry (ADHD and ASD), Marios is a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield, board member of the East Ridings Clinical Commissioning Group and regional advisor for the Yorkshire and Humber Region.
Telephone. 01924 31649
Nicola Birkin, specialist practitioner in eating disorders, TEWV
Telephone: Tel: 01904 736100
Jane Bradley, advanced practitioner, TEWV
Jane works within the Tees personality disorder service and is an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner and an accredited mentalisation based therapy (MBT) practitioner.
Telephone. 01642 368711
Dr Conor Davidson, consultant psychiatrist, TEWV
Interest in autism spectrum disorders, in particular comorbidity of autism and psychiatric disorders. In April 2017, Conor was appointed trust wide autism lead
Telephone: 01904 556718
Sarah Forrester, CAMHS practitioner, TEWV
Sarah leads the emotional pathway for York CAMHS teams and is experienced in the CYIAPT CBT programme for CAMHS.
Telephone. 01904 615300
David Ekers, nuRse consultant, TEWV
An honorary visiting professor at the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group (MHARG), The University of York, David has led or collaborated in a range of studies exploring the utility of behavioural activation (BA) across a range of health settings. David is the North East North Cumbria Mental Health Speciality Lead for the Clinical Research Network, a committee member for NICE and the NIHR HTA funding panel.
Telephone. 0191 3740068
Dr Helen Marie Greener, consultant, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical lead at the Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service, Helen has been a member of NHS England’s Gender Identity Clinical Reference Group for five years and is secretary-general of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists.
Telephone. 07917 557501
Dr Rachael Hall, consultant psychiatrist, TEWV
An inpatient consultant psychiatrist based in Durham Rachael has a keen interest in quality improvement and the development of acute mental health services, improving the physical health care of people with severe mental illness, and medical education.
Telephone. 01642 837398
Dr Lindsay Jones, consultant clinical psychologist, TEWV
Currently working as lead for personality and relational services within North Yorkshire adult mental health services, Lindsay is also an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner and supervisor. She has a longstanding interest in trauma, personality disorder and gender sensitive approaches.
Telephone. 07917 557501
Maria Mazfari, associate nurse consultant
Maria is an Associate Nurse Consultant within a Specialist Adult ADHD Service.
Telephone. 01642 368355
Dr Neelakandan Murugesan, psychiatrist, TEWV
Neelakandan Murugesan is the clinical director in adult learning disabilities services within Durham and Darlington.
Tel: 0191 4415834
Tina Profitt, clinical nurse specialist, TEWV
Tina is a Clinical Nurse Specialist within a Specialist Adult ADHD Service in the North East of England, based in Stockton-On-Tees.
Telephone. 01642 368355
Dr Anthea Prosser, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, TEWV
Lead CAMHS psychiatrist in York and Selby, Anthea has many years’ experience of working with young people with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Email. firstname.lastname@example.org .
Telephone. 01904 294200
Dr Baxi Sinha, consultant psychiatrist, TEWV
Working in a clinical role in the Stockton Access and Affective Disorders Teams; he is also the Associate Clinical Director of Adult Mental Health in Teesside. His areas of special interests include treatment of depression, and personality disorders and co-morbidities.
Telephone. 01642 368636 / 368600
Amy Smith, clinical lead occupational therapist, TEWV
Amy works within mental health services for older people in Durham and Darlington and with a Newcastle University study, developing an intervention for people with dementia with fall-related injuries (DIFRID). Amy has been an accredited Positive Approach to Care™ (PAC™) trainer since 2017 delivering training to family members of people with dementia and staff within TEWV.
Telephone. 0191 5549000
Dr Natalie Smith, consultant, TEWV
Appointed as general adult consultant in TEWV in 2012, Natalie has a special interest in perinatal psychiatry and has developed the perinatal service in Teesside, and is supporting the Trust in developing these across other areas
Telephone. 01642 368303
Susannah Thwaites, clinical specialist occupational therapist, TEWV
Currently working within the care home liaison team, Susannah works predominantly with people living with later stages of dementia presenting with behaviours that care home staff are experiencing as challenging.
Telephone. 01388 645300
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