ACP-UK Complex Mental Health Network Launch Event Sept 19th 2019

  • Selma Ebrahim, Interim Network Lead

  • July 2019

ACP-UK Complex Mental Health Network Launch Event Sept 19th 2019 

Title: Meeting the Individual: Psychologically Informed Approaches with Complexity

Venue: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

Time: 09:00 -16:30 (09.00 – 09.30 registration and coffee)

Key Speakers: Isabel Clarke, Iris Benson, Mark Adam Smith, Linda Wilkinson, Sean Harper

This co-produced conference will focus on developing understanding of complexity within and across organisational systems, within teams and with individuals. Sharing ideas about how to work more compassionately and effectively through a focus on the individual, using psychological models and concepts, promoting innovation.

Clinical psychologists work with people whose difficulties may be complex to understand and to enable recovery from. Working with the individual is often made more complex due to interactions with the health and social care system, and other organisations which may impact on an individual’s wellbeing and recovery. Wider social understandings of mental health and emotional distress also impact on complexity. Psychological models and concepts can help to maintain a focus on what is important and meaningful for the individual enabling teams and services to provide a compassionate response to the needs people present.

There will be a number of presentations of new service developments and psychological models in the morning. In the afternoon there will be a choice of workshops with a more practical focus on how we work more effectively as practitioner psychologists.  A focus on embedding psychological models within teams and promoting psychological understanding in complex systems will be a theme through the day.

Target audience

This conference will be of benefit to clinical and other practitioner psychologists and others working with complexity in NHS or other public sector settings, as practitioners, managers or policy makers.

Aims and objectives:

  • To bring together practitioners, people with lived experience and carers to develop understanding of complexity within and across organisational systems, within teams and with individuals.
  • To develop and share ideas on ways of working with complexity within and across organisational systems, within teams and with individuals.
  • To develop ideas about how to work effectively with complexity in a variety of contexts
  • To begin to develop a focus for a Complex Mental Health Network within ACP-UK and a plan to move forwards
  • To share ideas and develop networks to support psychologists in working with complexity.

Book your place now

ACP-UK Members free; to book email [email protected]

A limited number of free places are available for service users and carers: to book email [email protected]