Are you a child or youth mental health service leader wanting to transform what you can offer young people and families? Have you heard of the THRIVE Framework?
Interested in grappling with the difficult questions? Such as: How do you evaluate outcomes? How do you best end treatment when cure is unlikely? How do you ensure join up across services? How do you draw on the latest evidence base?
Learn from internationally recognised UK-based experts:
- Miranda Wolpert, lead author of THRIVE, on how the framework can transform practice in settings which support child and youth mental health
- Kate Dalzell on how to embed outcomes-focused practice and support self and community approaches to supporting mental health
- Ann York on how to embed shared decision making and choice in service structures including use of the CAPA model
- Kate Martin on how to give service users a voice
- Peter Fuggle on how to ensure better working across teams working with those most at risk including use of the AMBIT approach
- Peter Fonagy on the latest evidence-base in child mental health
About this course
The course will run from the 6-9th August and will provide valuable learning in leading services which are clinical and cost-effective, accessible, engaging and sustainable. Attendees will gain a unique overview of best practice in Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) through tuition on cutting edge evidence, policy, outcomes, payments and user participation.
These topics will be considered across different health and welfare systems; international perspectives; and in the context of leadership in service planning, delivery and evaluation.
In that respect, the course will particularly address the challenges of increasing demand under resource constraints irrespective of the wider health and welfare systems.
Who is this course suitable for?
It will be applicable to child mental health professionals from clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing or therapy backgrounds; policy officers; and professionals from related sectors such as social work, education, paediatrics, or the non-statutory sector (NGOs).
It will be most relevant to those in the following roles:
- Practitioners in clinical management positions
- Service managers
- Aspiring professionals to develop leadership skills in this field
- Professionals working in private practice.
Aims of the course
To provide attendees with a knowledge of:
- How the THRIVE Framework can transform practice
- How to embed outcomes-focused practice and support self and community approaches to supporting mental health
- How to embed shared decision making and choice in service structures Leadership skills within this context
- How to give service users a voice
- How to ensure better working across teams working with those most at risk
- The latest evidence base in child mental health
Attendees will also work towards a service development project plan.
Service Development Project Plan
There is an expectation on this course that delegates will bring a specific idea or question to the course which they will work with course leads to develop throughout the study week.
Example questions considered (but not restricted to) include:
- The service I work for has a high referral rate for behavioural problems. How would we work with other agencies to address this issue?
- How do I incorporate outcome measures in my service and use this data to improve the service I work in?
- How do I demonstrate the effectiveness of a new service?
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Professor Miranda Wolpert
CORC Director and Chair of the CORC Board
Miranda is Professor in Evidence Based Practice and Research at UCL, Head of the Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination programme at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC). Miranda is a clinical psychologist by background and worked for many years in the NHS and schools providing therapy to young people and families in London and Bedfordshire. Miranda is committed to developing and disseminating the evidence base in relation to child mental health service provision, and is recognised for her contributions to help ensure patient voice is at the heart of clinical practice and service commissioning.
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