Date: 12 Dec, 2018
Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Address: Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Timbold Drive MK7 6BZ, Milton Keynes
This full day of CPD has been developed to provide learning opportunities around many of the challenges faced when caring for patients who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. The sessions will cover many topics, including the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act and how the law influences and impacts upon your clinical decision making. Also covered will be some specific mental health presentations, the roles of other mental health professionals and some of the support services that are available to access. Finally, some of the day will be focused on the importance of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of us all.
|08:30-09:00||Registration & Coffee|
|09:00-09:15||Welcome and introduction|
Well being support: A personal and professional perspective
Jules will deliver an insightful presentation into how supportive management of mental health in the workplace can aid recovery and the work to drive improvements, both locally and nationally in mental health awareness within the Ambulance Service.
Importance of staff wellbeing and what the charity offer
How trauma can affect a paramedic’s psychological wellbeing
@Jojo_research has talked at a number of conferences and study days for paramedics, including the College of Paramedics’ National Conference in 2017. She has most recently presented to the Pearson Commission ‘NHS Staff Mental Wellbeing Review’, whereby recommendations will be made within the to-be-published Heath Education England ‘Health and Care Workforce Strategy’. Jo will be talking about her research into the psychological wellbeing of frontline staff responding to trauma.
Carly will be talking about how you can support and recognise both perinatal and postnatal mental health presentations and is also particularly interested in improving access to Perinatal Mental Health support for staff who work in the NHS.
Does your patient lack capacity?
Duncan will outline how to carry out an assessment of a patient’s capacity to make decisions and the importance of documentation. He will also discuss the Ambulance Service perspective and responsibilities to patient’s in a mental health crisis.
The “other side” – Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)
This is an exciting and informative opportunity to hear from the “other side”. To hear what psychological therapies are available for your patient, when it is appropriate for Ambulance staff to initiate access to these services and how to go about doing just that.
What can an AMHP do for you and your patient
How the police can support the ambulance service and vice-versa
If you’ve never heard @MentalHealthCop speak then we highly recommend this conference, Michael will discuss the Police response, how that interacts with the Ambulance Service, when and where it is appropriate to use “sectioning”, how the law can complicate the management of mental health crisis in the community and how that affects what you can do with your patient.
|16:45-1700||Close and Certificates|
The College of Paramedics is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of paramedics through a variety of initiatives that have gained traction throughout 2018. If you would like more information or to discuss further, members of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group will be on hand at what will be a very informative and insightful day of learning for all who attend.
Lunch and refreshments and CPD certificates provided
The venue has an onsite gym and leisure facilities which are free for day delegates attending this event if you wish to unwind after the conference.
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