Events & Conferences

ISPS UK Webinar

Burnout in Mental Health Services: Abdullah Mia and Matthew Broome, in conversation  

Thursday 20 January 2022, 7pm- 8pm GMT

The pandemic has created the conditions for burnout, exhaustion and moral injury to thrive in mental health services. Against an existing backdrop of cuts, Covid-19 has put intense pressure on health services, including through the reallocation of resources. Over the past two years, secondary and specialist mental health services have often found themselves sidelined and under-resourced. People who experience psychosis have not always been able to access support, and some have found themselves actively neglected. Mental health practitioners have been both overstretched, and acutely aware of the limits of the support they are able to provide.

This conversation will explore the burnout experienced by many mental health practitioners through the lens of moral injury, where people have engaged in, failed to prevent, or witnessed acts that conflict with their values or beliefs. How has the pandemic affected practitioners and teams in secondary and specialist mental health services? How have the conversations generated by Black Lives Matter impacted on racialised people in the sector?

A one hour webinar can’t provide a fix or clear answers, but naming things might offer a way forward. At a time where so many of us are exhausted and isolated, this is a small space for solidarity and dialogue around the complexities of moral injury and burnout in mental health services.

Dr Abdullah Mia is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within an NHS male medium-secure unit in Birmingham. He has additional training in group analysis and organisational dynamics, along with different therapeutic approaches. In addition to his professional training, he is engaged in community psychology work to develop his local community to develop groups to build connection and support inclusive and across a number of diverse characteristics.

Abdullah is interested in how to support oppressed voices to be heard in places to create change and shine a light on alternative narratives. This involves the valuing and building of networks of resistance against conscious and unconscious anxious enactments, which can lead to abuses of power and authority. In particular, he focuses on how institutional and systemic racism impacts upon the mental health of employees and people who use services.

Professor Matthew Broome is an academic psychiatrist and Director of the Institute for Mental Health at the University. He is a leader in the field of early psychosis and in the philosophy and ethics of mental health.

Their conversation will be introduced by Akiko Hart, ISPS UK Chair, and CEO of the National Survivor User Network.

ISPS UK AGM (20.00-20.30)

Following the end of the webinar at 20.00, attendees are invited to join the ISPS UK Annual General Meeting (open to both members and non-members).

Tickets

Places are £5, or free for ISPS UK members or people on a low wage. You can join ISPS UK here.

To secure your place at the webinar, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/burnout-in-mental-health-services-tickets-239924750387

Sep
23
Tue
2014
An Evening with Rufus May & Tony Morrison @ Liverpool Quaker Meeting House
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

An event for professionals who work with people with psychosis, and for those with personal experience of psychosis and their families and friends.

Pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to treatment of psychosis: Is it time for choice?

Tony Morrison is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and is also Associate Director for Clinical Research at Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust. He has published over 100 articles on cognitive therapy for psychosis and experimental studies of cognitive processes in psychosis, including an influential cognitive model of psychosis, and has conducted several treatment trials of cognitive therapy for psychosis and for people at high risk of psychosis

No Fear Psychosis: How do we reduce the fear of different mind states?

Rufus May (www.rufusmay.com) has worked as a psychologist in the NHS for 18 years. Originally inspired by his own experiences of coming through powerful mind states and receiving traditional psychiatric practices he trained as a psychologist to help develop and promote more holistic approaches. He has been facilitating Hearing Voice groups since 2001. His interests include voice dialogue, mindfulness, non-violent communication and community education approaches.

Download: ISPS UK Liverpool Event Flyer

Dec
6
Sat
2014
Researching Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Psychosis @ The Tavistock Centre
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

An event for professionals who work with people with psychosis, and for those with personal experience of psychosis and their families and friends.

Researching Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Psychosis: A step towards better care?

Keynote Speaker: Bent Rosenbaum

Other speakers and Panel Members Include: Neil Caton, Marcus Evans, Paul Jenkins, Brian Martindale, Felicitas Rost, Alison Summers & Rachel Waddingham

This ISPS UK & The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation trust joint conference is not just for researchers – it’s for anyone who wants to increase the availability of psychodynamic therapy in our ‘evidence-based-medicine’ culture.

In recent years, partly because of the lack of evidence provided by ‘randomised trials’, psychodynamic therapy has become less available to people who experience psychosis. This conference is intended to be a step towards enabling people with psychosis to access wider range of therapy that meets their needs. In the current climate of ‘austerity’ and ‘evidence-based practice’, research can play a crucial role in this.

This conference brings together people with experience of psychosis, carers/family, clinicians and researchers to explore ideas about what research might be helpful and possible. The starting point for discussion will be a presentation by Bent Rosenhaum, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, who led recent Danish trials of psychodynamic therapy for people with first episode psychosis.

DownloadISPS UK Psychodynamic Research Conference Flyer

Fees

Type EarlyBird Standard Low Waged (under 12k pa/Service Users/Carers
ISPS UK Member £45 £75 £27
ISPS UK Non-Member £75 £115 £27

Book Your Place

Please fill in the following application form and either send to us with your fees or pay online.

To enquire about free bursary places (for ISPS UK service users/carers) and for more information please email Ali at admin@ispsuk.org.


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Mar
11
Wed
2015
Peer-Supported Open Dialogue day conference
Mar 11 all-day

The Peer-supported Open Dialogue project is organising a free national conference on Peer-supported Open Dialogue (the UK’s first!) in central London on March 11th 2015.  Places can be reserved at www.peersopendialogue.com

*This event is now full and a waiting list has been established

Apr
16
Thu
2015
What is the future of UK psychiatry @ University of Nottingham
Apr 16 all-day

A One Day Conference organised by the UK Critical Psychiatry Network (University of Nottingham, 16th April 2015)

Following successful one day conferences in 2013 and 2014, and continuing concerns about the nature, provenance and consequences of contemporary psychiatric practice, The UK Critical Psychiatry Network has organised a further opportunity for psychiatrists to consider how their practices might develop.  There will also be ample opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues.  The conference will be preceded by a dinner on the evening of April 15th.  Overnight accommodation at the on-campus Orchards Hotel can be arranged.

Click here for Programme and Application Form

Sep
11
Fri
2015
Peer-Supported Open Dialogue – Creative Conversations in the Mobilising of Social Networks @ Ashford International Hotel
Sep 11 @ 8:45 am – 4:45 pm

 

The conference aims to:

1) Set the scene for the introduction of Peer-Supported Open Dialogue in KMPT, as a treatment approach for people experiencing acute psychological crises such as psychosis.

2) Understand this movement in the context of the national and international development of Open Dialogue as an approach with a significant evidence base that sees families and wider support networks included in treatment from the first contact.

3) Highlight the research evidence that has been created over the last two decades and describe the current situation in which various Trusts around the country, including KMPT, are being recruited to undertake a national RCT research programme starting in 2016.

4) Think about how the philosophy of the Open Dialogue approach may influence the wider transformation of mental health services over time.

International Keynote Speaker

JAAKKO SEIKKULA –  Professor of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Jaakko has been mainly involved in developing Family and Social Network based practices in psychiatry with psychosis and other severe crises. Since the early 80’s until 1998 he was a member of the team in Western Lapland in Finland for developing the comprehensive Open Dialogue approach, which Jaakko has since been studying both concerning the processes of dialogues and the outcomes in treatment of acute psychosis.

In the afternoon there will be other important speakers who will represent the viewpoints of those involved in the project, a discussion experience and a plenary.

Registration Details

Conference Fee – Free (including lunch and refreshments)

(Places will be available free of charge to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Trust employees – allocated on a first come, first served basis)

Please see flyer for the application form and return asap to Learning and Development Department, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Priority House, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9PH. Tel: 01622 722193, Email: training@kmpt.nhs.uk

Download: Open Dialogue Conference Flyer

Jul
31
Tue
2018
Compassion & Compulsion: exploring the tensions faced by service users & clinicians when people experience psychosis. @ St Cuthbert's Church
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

David Pilgrim will do a presentation about the issues faced by mental health services when using coercion. Jen Kilyon and Neil Caton will then give a response to the paper after which we will open up to questions and comments from the audience.

David Pilgrim is Honorary Professor of Health and Social Care, University of Liverpool and Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton. He has published extensively in the field of mental health policy.

Jen Kilyon campaigns for genuine informed choice in mental health care where those who need it can be in a safe place that is right for them. She promotes respectful non-judgemental and family/network inclusive approaches to psychosis such as Open Dialogue. Jen is an ISPSUK and Soteria Network Trustee and helped to set up the first Soteria House in the UK.

Neil Caton has lived experience of psychosis and has several experiences of being admitted to psychiatric unit, one of which was compulsory. He will explore his experience of these admissions.

Neil has worked as an involvement worker for the early intervention service. He has been an ISPS trustee for 5 years and runs a hearing voices and paranoia group in Chorley.