About CPMH

Chartered Physiotherapists (CPMH) aims to raise awareness of the role of physiotherapy in mental health. 

To support physiotherapists in all specialities to be confident when working with people who have mental health challenges

We welcome new members and encourage them to contribute to the group's support network.

Your Committee

  Sharon Greensill                 CPMH President 
 Lauren Fordham

             Committee Chair

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  Sam McIver             Committee SecretaryEmail Sam McIver
 Philip Hodgson             Committee TreasurerEmail Philip Hodgson
 Laura Hemmings               Education LeadEmail Laura Hemmings
  Verity Green        Equality and Diversity Lead     
 Erin Byrd               Research LeadEmail Erin Byrd
 Lindsay Foyle   Digital Communication Lead

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Specialisms: Acute inpatient functional older people's mental health

 Kate Brown        Eating Disorders LeadEmail Kate Brown
Desmond McIlkenny
 Desmond McIlkenny          Northan Ireland Lead

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Specialisms: Acute inpatient adult mental health

 Angela Watson                  Scotland Lead

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Specialisms: Inpatient services for adult/older adults including dementia


  Paula Manning               Public Health LeadEmail Paula Manning


Supporting Continuous Professional Development

  • Regional network
  • Peer support/mentorship
    peer support is informally through the network and interactive CSP discussion forums
  • Publications

Suggested reading list
National Service Framework for Mental health

Everybody’s Business , Care Services Improvement Parnership

Lets respect The Mental Health needs of Older People Dept of Health

Mental Capacity Act 2005 guidelines for Physiotherapy Staff

Links are established with the Sainsbury center for Mental Health and the Royal College of Psychiatry .

Inter CSP Professional network links are strong with collaborative work being done within the Client Group Alliance and between CPMH , AGILE and CPPLD

CPMH is a founder member of the International Organisation of Physical Therapy in Mental Health, IOPTMH .

Promoting Research and Evaluation

  • Promoting research awareness
  • Research/education awards
    An education fund is available to members currently £1,000 a year. Details can be obtained from the education officer and are published in the journal
  • Published evidence-based material

The Lancet Psychiatry Commission: a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness

NHS England The Five Year Forward View For Mental Health

Commissioning Mental Health Services

The document below was produced by CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) in collaboration with CPMH, and contains valuable guidance on the contribution of physiotherapy to integrated mental health services.

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