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Children, Young People and Psychosis: Beyond Early Intervention

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ISPS UK Conference, including AGM

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When it comes to children, young people and psychosis, there is an urgent need to come together to reflect on new and innovative approaches, both alongside and beyond specialist mental health services.

This conference will focus on more creative and therapeutic practices, beyond NICE guidelines, a more systems perspective, with families, social networks, education and the community, and a wider approach. We will also be asking what trauma-informed services for children and young people would look like, and how we might create them together.

The event will provide an opportunity to bring together and create dialogue between a number of people: therapeutic practitioners, parents, young people, researchers, and professionals from education, care, social services and the voluntary sector.

Confirmed speakers include:

Sophie Allan

Sophie Allan is a trainee clinical psychologist at the University of East Anglia. She is also an expert by experience. Sophie has published papers in the field of Early Intervention in Psychosis, including an account of her own psychotic episode and a book chapter on experiences which are sometimes described as delusions.

Anne Cooke

Anne Cooke is a Principal Lecturer in the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology and (jointly with Louise Goodbody) Clinical Director of its Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. Anne has published extensively on critical approaches to mental health and particularly psychosis. She edited the British Psychological Society's influential public information report 'Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia', leading a team of 25 leading UK academics together with people who had experienced psychosis.

Sheena Dean

Sheena Dean is a visual artist, healer, Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP) and founder of new grassroots user led organisation Pioneer LXP (www.pioneerlxp.co.uk). Having been very quiet until now while steadily working for the NHS in various LXP roles for over a decade, she wants to help people make sense (or nonsense) of their survival through a variety of accessible means. She advises organisations on how to see a bigger picture in order to help create fulfilling lives though ideas for support beyond what is currently available. Sheena loves turquoise and pandas and would like a turquoise panda.

Lucy Fernandes

Lucy leads on Voice Collective, a project at Mind in Camden that supports young people who hear voices, and their families. With lived experienced of distress and psychiatric treatment as a young person, she believes in sharing the principles of peer support and the hearing voices movement with the younger generation of voice hearers. Lucy delivers trainings in the Voice Collective approach to professionals working in youth mental health services, and co-produces information leaflets with young people.

Jenny Kowalczuk

Jenny works in health policy as an independent qualitative researcher. She has worked on a wide range of global health issues including polio, malaria and hepatitis C as well as working in the UK on patient safety, quality in healthcare and change processes in the NHS. A self-employed single mum, her daughter was diagnosed with an eating disorder when she was 14 and three years later was admitted to hospital under section following a psychotic episode. Since then her daughter has been admitted into acute care three more times, has spent more time in hospital than out and is currently an inpatient. Jenny brings a unique perspective as both a mother and a health researcher. She has found that being responsible for someone with severe mental health problems is not only important, relentless and demanding but also poorly understood and inadequately described in the research literature. The lack of attention to the unique aspects of this supporting role appear to lead to confusion, exhaustion and exclusion by service professionals who may not fully understand the impact of supporting a close relative or partner on an individual. She is currently working with Safely Held Spaces to develop a model of this experience to help others - both service professionals and friends and family - better understand the implications of supporting others in crisis.

Charlie Mackenzie-Nash

Charlie MacKenzie-Nash is an autistic young person, a CAMHS Service User Representative for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and a Care Experienced Youth Commissioner for LGBT Scotland. Their interests include children and young people's rights, homelessness and mental health.

Sarah Parry

Sarah Parry is a clinical psychologist working with trauma-informed children's services and a Practice Fellow in Clinical Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Sarah and colleagues explore unusual sensory experiences for young people through the Young Voices Study and are currently working with a range of looked-after children's services to develop tailored trauma-informed residential care for children in care. Sarah’s research has been published in a range of peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Children’s Services, the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. Book publications: Effective Self-Care and Resilience in Clinical Practice, ISBN: 9781785920707; The Handbook of Brief Therapies, ISBN: 9781526436429

John Richardson

After being hospitalised and given labels of psychosis and schizophrenia, John believes that society needs to establish more humane and meaningful ways of treating people with these experiences. He is enthusiastic about putting lived experience at the centre of understanding and giving a voice to the unheard. He is also a filmmaker who specialises in creating films around the subject of mental health and hosts a podcast called ‘coffee and psychosis’.

Rai Waddingham

Rai Waddingham is a freelance international trainer and consultant specialising in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states (including ‘psychosis’, ‘dissociation’ and post traumatic reactions). As well as having over 12 years of experience within the adult mental health field, she also has particular expertise in working with children, young people and people in prison who hear voices/see visions. She is Chair of the National Hearing Voices Network and Vice Chair of ISPS UK. She has completed her 3 year training as an Open Dialogue Practitioner, and is now part of Open Dialogue UK’s clinic and Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust’s new Peer Supported Open Dialogue team.

The conference will be followed by the ISPS UK AGM, 17.00-17.30

All are welcome to attend

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Coffee and lunch will be provided. We will be in touch regarding catering. Please contact us if you have any questions about the day or access.

Accessibility

The venue is fully accessible. There is lift access to all floors and the doors were designed with wheelchair access in mind.

Amnesty International HRAC is in the process of establishing a gender neutral bathroom policy. Their accessible toilet currently doubles as a gender neutral one as well.

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