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Workshop Videos

Emotional Resilience 

Delivered by: 
Paul McKenna, Self-help author
Mitzie Turner-Wells, Community Psychiatric Nurse | SABP
Lovemore Munwenyu, Integrated Care Team Leader | SABP

Our 2023 workshop on Emotional Resilience will be continuing with the theme of living with PTSD and how traumatic events can affect our personal wellbeing in the nursing profession.  Paul McKenna will be demonstrating therapeutic tools that can be used to de-link traumatic memories and permanently remove their negative effect from both the psyche and body.

Care Planning Improvements  in Learning/Intellectual Disabilities

Delivered by: 
Phil Boulter, Consultant Nurse | SABP
Helen Potter, Chief Nursing Information Officer | SABP
Thomas Bradshaw, Clinical Pathways Product Manager | SABP
Gwen Moulster 

In this workshop we share Surrey and Borders Partnership’s (SABP) experiences of introducing the Moulster and Griffiths Nursing Model and integrating the Health Equality Framework in our Learning Disability Division. We discuss the principles of the model, the journey from idea to implementation and the challenges encountered along the way. We also think about learnings for improving care plans in other population groups. Nursing models aim to help nurses achieve uniformity, provide seamless care and support decision-making processes, without being a replacement for clinical judgement. The Moulster and Griffiths Nursing Model, shares a vision for holistic nursing practice that can be explored with, and explained to, people with intellectual disabilities. This model can be used with the Health Equalities Framework (HEF) to ensure that healthcare practitioners are able to define, and be held accountable to, measurable outcomes.

New NICE Guidelines, Risk assessment and Suicide Prevention

Delivered by: 
Maggie Gairdner, Director of Safety and Experience | SABP
Paul Alexander, Suicide Prevention Lead | SABP

This workshop will examine the new NICE guidelines with relation to self-harm and suicide and how this relates to risk assessment and formulation. The workshop will give delegates an understanding of what’s within the NICE guidelines, the national context to them and the broader review of risk assessment, and what Surrey and Borders NHS Trust has started to do to both align with these guidelines and the National review. The workshop will look at how the interpersonal theory of suicide can dovetail with the guidelines and its applicability to enable clinical staff to conceptualise suicidality in their patients. After the workshop delegates should have an improved understanding of: • NICE Guideline NG225 • The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide • Their combined applicability to conceptualise risk of suicide and self-harm

D | Paediatric/Adolescent Workshop 

Delivered by: 
Kate Sigov, Head of Nursing, CYPS | SABP
Kayleigh Goddard, Head of Paediatric Nursing | SASH
Maria Digby, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Mental Health | SASH

Marie Featherstone, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Mental Health | SASH  

Paediatric mental health is an area with growing concern. As a service at East Surrey Hospital the numbers of young people presenting with overdoses, suicidal thoughts and self-harm has tripled over the years with COVID and lockdown being a main factor. The Government’s response to the Health and Social Care Committee report: children and young people’s mental health (March 2022) states that in addition to the commitments being delivered under the NHS Long Term Plan to improve support for children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis there is a focus on improving the quality of care for people who self-harm and attend A&E. This is expected to require psychiatric liaison teams to ensure that 80% of self-harm referrals receive a biopsychosocial assessment in line with NICE guidelines. Assessing and engaging young people, especially those with poor mental health can be daunting and sometimes scary for professionals who have little experience in this area who are often asked to review if psychiatric liaison teams are not available to assess. This workshop will demystify how to engage young people, to build a therapeutic relationship and rapport quickly, and to help the young people feel listened to and validated. It will explore ways to ask difficult questions around self-harm and suicidal thoughts for those professional that often wonder “will I make it worse?”. This workshop will explore some of the themes that are discussed in biopsychosocial assessments and which information is important to capture to aid the most appropriate onward support and help the prevention of suicide and self-harm.

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