Spirit of Enquiry conference, 2011

I am very sorry to report that this conference has been cancelled. This is due to low levels of registration which, in turn, seem likely to be due to our lack of publicity at a key time (I was away and unable to expedite this – see link), and current pressures on clinical staff to meet necessary targets. The Trust is working hard to deliver complex services to a population of around 1.5 million people, and the present climate is not an easy one within which to operate flexibly. Front-line staff probably feel this more than any of us. Hopefully, we will be back next year. Two guaranteed invitations to present will … Continue reading Spirit of Enquiry conference, 2011

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IASSID MHID conference, Manchester

This three day event, bringing together the best of mental health and learning disability (intellectual disability) research and practice, opens on September 1st. I was expecting to deliver our presentation (Second Life, People with Learning Disabilities, and Capacity to Consent: Conboy-Hill, Taylor, and Hall) outlining the results of our NIHR funded study, but unfortunately, I am not able to attend for family reasons. Nicky Gregory, a courageous colleague, will be fronting it up for me, and hoping that all the technical wizardry does its job. If it does, she will be able to sit back and let it play. The videos will tell the story as well as anything; the narration should do … Continue reading IASSID MHID conference, Manchester

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Joint Congress of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability & IASSID Challenging Behaviour & Mental Health SIRG

This is a first-of-its-kind conference; a joint enterprise between the Division of Clinical Psychology (British Psychological Society) and two European specialist learning disability associations. It is hosted by the DCP’s Faculty of Learning disability, which comprises psychologists working with people with learning disabilities, primarily in the NHS but also through local authority and third sector provisions. Sussex Partnership is well represented. Peter Baker is presenting his work  on positive behaviour support: Positive Behaviour Support Clinical and Process Outcomes: The P-CPO project. Nicky Gregory (with Celia Heneage) a workshop: Group work with people who have learning disabilities; sharing ideas from clinical practice. And I am presenting our findings for … Continue reading Joint Congress of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability & IASSID Challenging Behaviour & Mental Health SIRG

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Research & Development conference

Big day tomorrow. The R&D team will be standing to attention, fingernails scrubbed and hair neatly parted on the left (right, for the lefties – if you get my drift). It’s our annual conference and an opportunity to let the rest of the organisation and local media know what we’re up to in research terms. Prof Louis Appleby CBE is a reformer of mental health services and our keynote speaker and there are others from the fields of autism and academia – Prof Hugo Critchley of Sussex Partnership and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, and Prof Graham Davey of … Continue reading Research & Development conference

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