Values-based practise: Engineering a new horizon for persistent depression in the NHS
Friday 30 April from 09:30 to 16:30
Depression is a leading cause of disability affecting more than 264 million people worldwide. Approximately 30% develop a persistent form of depression which does not respond to standard approaches, at great cost to populations and healthcare systems.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry, the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration – East of England, and Eastern AHSN are working together to investigate the biological, psychological and social factors underlying this major mental health disorder, and how to help people recover. We are committed to expanding our regional and international research programmes and working with new partners to accelerate innovation in NHS mental health care.
Who should attend
Health professionals, science and technology partners and experts with lived experience are invited to this online event to consider a values-based approach to the depression pathway, combining patient and clinician perspectives with latest evidence. The programme offers an opportunity to meet leading experts and clinicians working to translate the latest discoveries into NHS care and services at CPFT. Find out how our clinical expertise and infrastructure can support new partnerships and innovations to achieve recovery from persistent depression and other mental health disorders.
CPFT is one of the UK’s top research-active NHS Trusts and thousands of research volunteers take part in mental health research with us every year. We want to offer them a chance to test the latest therapies with our specialist teams delivering ground-breaking clinical trials. Key presentations will showcase current projects and studies at CPFT and consider how we can work together to improve the depression care pathway and pursue the most promising, cost-effective new treatments to transform lives now, and in the future.
We hope you can join us to help solve one of the world’s greatest mental health problems and find new routes to recovery, through research with care.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS around the Campfire
Join Professor Tamsin Ford, Head of Department for a literature review of support tools for school staff to respond to CYP self‐harm Monday 26 April 2021 at 5 pm.
This session we are discussing a review of literature of support tools for school staff to respond to CYP self‐harm, with the focus on Aureliane Pierret, Dr. Joanna Anderson, Professor Tamsin Ford, and Dr. Anne‐Marie Burn, CAMH Open Access paper ‘Review: Education and training interventions, and support tools for school staff to adequately respond to young people who disclose self‐harm – a systematic literature review of effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability.’ first published 5 December 2020.
Background on the paper
Self‐harm among young people is a major public health concern, and whilst schools are well placed to identify and intervene with students who self‐harm, the literature shows that school staff lack training and confidence in this area. This systematic review investigated the effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of training interventions and support tools intended to equip school staff with skills and knowledge to adequately respond to students’ disclosure of self‐harm.
About the session
A panel, comprising authors Aureliane Pierret, Dr Joanna Anderson, independent expert Associate Professor Mina Fazel, and a young person, will discuss the research and its implications. This discussion will be facilitated by Andre Tomlin (@Mental_Elf) who will also be posing the questions you post live online.
All you need to do to sign up to this free event is click here or on the Book Now button at the top of the screen and complete the form that follows. You’ll then receive an email confirmation and a link to the webinar, plus we’ll send you a calendar reminder nearer the time. ACAMH Members attending will be eligible for a CPD certificate.
To get the most from the session we suggest reading the following resources:
ACAMH’s vision is to be ‘Sharing best evidence, improving practice’, to this end in December 2020 we launched ‘CAMHS around the Campfire’, a free monthly virtual journal club, run in conjunction with André Tomlin. We use #CAMHScampfire on Twitter to amplify the discussion.
Each 1-hour meeting features a new piece of research, which we discuss in an informal journal club session. The focus is on critical appraisal of the research and implications for practice. Primarily targeted at CAMHS practitioners, and researchers, ‘CAMHS around the Campfire’ will be publicly accessible, free to attend, and relevant to a wider audience.
Psychedelics: brain mechanisms
Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, Imperial College London on Thursday 22 April 2021 at 12:30 pm
Chair: Dr Graham Murray
This talk takes a multi-level approach to the question of how psychedelics work in the brain.
Key themes include
- the pharmacology of classic serotonergic psychedelics,
- what this tells us about the function and evolutionary purpose of the serotonin 2A receptor,
- the acute brain effects of psychedelics as determined by functional brain imaging,
- the entropic brain hypothesis,
- current evidence for psychedelic therapy,
- the new ‘REBUS’ hierarchical predictive processing model of the action of psychedelics, and
- how this maps on to the phenomenology of the acute psychedelic experience and therapeutic outcomes.
Dr Robin Carhart-Harris moved to Imperial College London in 2008 after obtaining a PhD in Psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol and an MA in Psychoanalysis from Brunel University. At Imperial, Robin has designed and completed human brain imaging studies with LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and DMT, a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression, a double-blind randomised controlled trial comparing psilocybin with escitalopram for major depressive disorder and a multimodal imaging study in healthy volunteers receiving psilocybin for the first time. Robin founded the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London in April 2019, the first of its kind in the world.
Meeting Zoom details
Meeting ID: 990 6658 3550
Departmental Thursday lunchtime seminars take place every week online at 12:30 pm