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Previous IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forums

The IAPT Forum is a longstanding and successful forum supported by the PPN North West. The planning and organisation of it is run by a small team and we are inviting people who would like to join us for our future planning meetings. If you have experience in IAPT and an interest in supporting the workforce to create a community of shared practice this may be for you. Express your interest via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Select the previous forum event below to reveal the agenda and resources.

Access the agenda pdf here (163 KB)  and view the recording here.

Title:   pdf Welcome and Introduction to the Forum (364 KB)
Speaker: Dr Christina Fitzgerald (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for IAPT) and Dr Andrew Beck (Consultant Clinical Pscyhologist and Head of Clinical Psychology)
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Title:  Service User Perspective - Setting up an EbE Network pdf   (392 KB)
Speaker: Clare Baguley (Psychological Professions Network Programme Manager), Alison Bryant (Expert by Experience Steering Group Member) and Hilary Tetlow (Expert by Experience Steering Group Member)
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Title: pdf Research Slot - Who Uses IAPT Services? (5.54 MB)
Speaker: Dr Dale Huey (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Strategic Lead for Primary Care Psychological Therapy Division GMMH and Clinical Lead for IAPT GM HSCP)
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Title:  pdf Self Practice and Self Reflection - Developing Clinical Skills and Building Therapist Resilience (1.62 MB) pdf(1.62 MB)
Speaker: Dr Richard Thwaites (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Accredited CB Psychotherapist)
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Title:   pdf Research Project - A small feasibility study to evaluate the impact of using trained group facilitators for self practice / self reflection groups during the training of high intensity therapists. (305 KB)
Speaker: Nicola Walker (University Teacher on the Pg. Dip. CBT for Eating Disorders Programme, Clinical Psychology Unit / Department of Psychology)
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Title: National IAPT Team Update (Verbal Update)
Speaker: Professor David Clark (NHS England's Clinical Informatics Advisor for IAPT and Chair of Experimental Psychology) and Hayley Matthews (Programme Manager, IAPT)
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Title:   pdf Wellbeing Practitioner Community of Practice Development (211 KB)
Speaker: Liz Kell (NW PPN Co-Chair, Principal Senior Lecturer in Psychological Interventions and PWP Course Lead) and Elspeth Ward (Acting Deputy PWP Lead)
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Title:   pdf Accreditation of PWPs (646 KB)
Speaker: Dr Andrew Beck (Consultant Clinical Pscyhologist and Head of Clinical Psychology)
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Title: Co-Chairs Concluding Remarks (Verbal Update)
Speaker: Dr Christina Fitzgerald (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for IAPT) and Dr Andrew Beck (Consultant Clinical Pscyhologist and Head of Clinical Psychology)
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Access the programme, slides and recordings from our Spring 2022 Joint North of England IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum: ‘Building a Culture of Staff Wellbeing In IAPT’ on our microsite.

Access the programme, slides and recordings from our Spring 2021 Joint North of England IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum: ‘IAPT, Covid-19 & Beyond’ on our microsite.

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Programme

Presentations:

Title: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Speaker: Dr Paul Campbell, Chair of the North West IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum
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Title: Health Education England IAPT Update
Speaker: Laura Dunaway, Mental Health Project Manager, North West, Health Education England
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Title: Opportunities and challenges facings BAME and faith communities in mental health
Speaker: Maqsood Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer, British Muslim Heritage Centre
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Title: The role of the Independent & Voluntary Sector in working with people from BAMER communities
Speakers: Alex Habens, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist & Service Manager (Counselling and Therapy), 42nd Street, Reece Williams Young Black Men’s Engagement Worker (Film 42
Project), 42nd Street & Karina Nyananyo, Service Manager (Youth Work), 42nd Street
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Title: Mental Health and BAMER Communities
Speaker: Jason Bromley, Senior Manager, Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind (TOG Mind),Abdul Shakoor, Community Development Lead, Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind
(TOG Mind) & Vicky Broadbent, Adults and Communities Director, Tameside, Oldham
and Glossop Mind (TOG Mind)
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Title: Assistant Practitioners (APs) for IAPT – Widening Access Within the Workforce
Speaker: Kay Helliwell, Project Team Manager - Assistant Practitioners for Mental Health, Health Education England North
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Title: IAPT (2019) BAME Positive Practice Guide
Speakers: Michelle Brooks, Co-Author & Lecturer at the University of Derby
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Round Table Discussions

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Title: HEE IAPT Commissioning Update
Speaker: Libby Sedgley, Regional Education Management Lead North, Health Education England
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Title: Perinatal Mental Health: The National Perspective
Speaker: Rebecca Burgess-Dawson, National Clinical Lead (Mental Health), Health Education England
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Title: North West Coast Strategic Clinical Network: Perinatal Mental Health & IAPT
Speakers: Dr James Boyes, Quality Improvement Programme Manager (Maternity & Perinatal Mental Health), Northwest Coast Strategic Clinical Network & Lisa McCormick, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Perinatal Lead, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
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Title: IAPT and the Parent Infant Mental Health Pathway
Speaker: Donna Stanton, Specialist Mental Health Practitioner & GM PIMH IAPT Lead, Healthy Minds Stockport
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Title: Personality Disorder Co-morbidity in Primary Care IAPT Services: Qualitative Results and Recommendations for Practice
Speaker: Dr Gary Lamph, Senior Research Fellow – Mental Health, School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
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Title: 42nd Street: Delivering a Young Person Centred IAPT Service
Speakers: Alex Habens, CBT Manager & Tess Gregson, Head of Business Operations, 42nd Street
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Title: Supporting an IAPT Pathway in a Sexual Violence Charity
Speaker: Chris Whitehead-Baines, Client Services Lead, Survivors Manchester
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Title: Commissioning: Payment by Results – What does it mean for IAPT?
Speaker: Dr Paul Campbell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network
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Title: Clinical Innovation: IAPT Complex Cases Pathway
Speakers: Caroline Dugen-Williams, Head of Primary Care Psychological Therapies, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Sheena Aspil, Clinical Lead, Healthy Minds Oldham & Gary Flanagan, Senior Commissioning Business Partner – Mental Health, Learning Disability and Dementia
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Title: Assistant Practitioners for IAPT Pilot Project – Midway Evaluation and Future Developments
Speaker: Andra Chiscop, Programme Support Manager – Workforce Transformation Greater Manchester, Health Education England
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Title: IAPT National Team Update
Speaker: Ursula James, National IAPT Clinical Delivery Manager, NHS England
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Title: IAPT Workforce Wellbeing
Speaker: Rebecca Minton, National IAPT Workforce Development and Wellbeing Manager, NHS England
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Title: HEE IAPT & PPN Update and IAPT Commissioning
Speakers: Clare Baguley, Programme Manager & Workforce Lead, North West Psychological Professions Network & Interim North of England Mental Health Lead, Health Education England and Libby Sedgley, Regional Education Management Lead North, Health Education England
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Round Table Discussion: Future Events and Joint Working across the North

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Title: Opening Remarks & Closing Remarks
Speaker: Paul Campbell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Chair of the North West IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum
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Title: Manchester Resilience Hub
Speaker: Dr Alan Barrett, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Title: The Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS)
Speaker: Lucy Palmer, Senior Programme Manager, The Royal College of Psychiatrists
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Title: Good Practice for IAPT Services and Launch of the IAPT Manual
Speaker: David Clark, National Clinical and Informatics Advisor for IAPT & Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
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Title: Warrington IAPT Expansion – The Story So Far
Speakers: Rachel Plant, Service Manager, Mental Health Matters & Simon Hammond, Commissioning Manager, NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group
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Title: Accelerating the Delivery of Psychological Therapies After Stroke (ADOPTS) : Developing a Psychological Care Pathway
Speaker: Liz Lightbody, Reader in Health Services Research, University of Central Lancashire
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Title: News Spot: Stepping Forward to 2020/21 - Mental Health Workforce Plan for England
Speaker: Clare Baguley, Programme Manager & Workforce Lead, Psychological Professions Network
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