International Organization of Physiotherapists in Mental Health (IOPTMH) Meeting Update
NIHR Fellowship awarded to Dr Brendon Stubbs for research in persistent pain and serious mental illness
Dr Brendon Stubbs, Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and Research Lead for the CPMH, has been awarded a five year National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Advanced Fellowship of £916,000. Through this award he will undertake valuable research on the identification and management of persistent pain in people with severe mental illness (SMI).
The Mental Health Glow Up: Increasing awareness and confidence working with people experiencing mental illness
Join us virtually for a day of presentations from specialist physiotherapists working across different areas of mental health care. Build your awareness around mental health conditions, severe mental illness and common presentations for confidence working with this population within any setting.
Topics include an overview of physiotherapy within the following areas: eating disorders, functional neurological disorder, dementia, and adult mental health. We will also have an interactive workshop on physiotherapist education around mental health where you can have your say on this important topic and breakout rooms for networking and discussions.
December 2020 Virtual Study Day- Physiotherapy in Mental Health During COVID-19
Please join us for our CPMH December virtual study day.
Fantastic line up of speakers and content.
Free for members, £15 non-members, £5 students (inclusive of 1 year membership in CPMH).
Thursday December 10th 09:00-16:00
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Peer Support Session
Attention all CPMH members!
Peer Support and Supervision.
Sharon Greensill is offering to facilitate a peer supervision session via Microsoft Teams. Monday 29th June 4pm-5pm.
If interested please message us or email Sharon: email@example.com for more information on how you can be included in the invitations.
A great way to touch base, receive support and network with Sharon and other CPMH members.
Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health Physiotherapy Practice and Services
The following were the discussion themes highlighted by CPMH members of impact on practice for mental health physiotherapists due to COVID-19.
CPMH Zoom Meeting for COVID Rehab Impact DiscussionTue 5 May 2020 9:30am – 11am
This is a zoom meeting for CPMH to share how the current climate of work is affecting their practice. There was a CSP meeting on Wednesday evening where different clinical specialities shared their changing clinical roles and their concerns and Lauren Fordham will share the common themes raised at this event.
A time to share and care.
If there is a demand for an evening session please let me know.
Do share this with CPMH members who may not have regular access to their emails at the moment.
Help for a Dissertation Project
Please read and consider whether you have the time to offer some assistance to this physiotherapy student for their dissertation. Please contact the student directly if you can help.
ICPPMH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED!
The International Conference of Physiotherapists in Psychiatry and Mental Health 2020 abstract submission deadline has been extended to January 15th 2020! The conference will be held in Helsinki May 12-14th 2020.
If there was a project you were thinking of submitting for a poster or platform presentation but didn't get around to it before Christmas there is still time!
Follow the link below for more details and to submit your abstract and join the UK contingency in Helsinki!
Mental and Physical Health - Practical ideas for improving care
About this guide
This is a practical guide created by the Q Lab and Mind to support people to improve health care services for people living with mental and physical health problems. This is based on exploring the needs of people living with mental health problems and persistent back and/or neck pain. It is aimed at health care professionals and commissioners who are wanting to improve local services. This can include services that are specifically set up to support people with mental health conditions, physical health conditions, or both.