We are excited to announce that the North West Psychological Professions Network turns 10 this year! To celebrate, we will be holding a free face to face event in Kings House Conference Centre in Manchester City Centre, on Wednesday 24th May 2023, between 9am and 4pm. If you want to attend this fantastic event, use the link below to register your interest!
The full programme will be out in the coming weeks, but we have lots of exciting sessions planned, including:
Spaces are limited, so register now to avoid disappointment! Find out more about the Psychological Professions Network below!
The Psychological Professions Network is a multi-professional network bringing together psychological professionals and other stakeholders in NHS commissioned psychological healthcare to maximise the benefits of the psychological professions to the public. In 2012, the psychological professions were few in number and did not routinely have the opportunity to collaborate for the benefit of the public.
In 2013, the Psychological Professions Network (PPN) was set up in the North West. It was supported by Health Education England in the North West to bring the professionals and stakeholders together, grow the professions and influence the system to increase the availability of psychological work for all.
The PPN in the North West now has a membership of over 4000 (including over 70% of the current North West psychological workforce). It has supported innovation in staff wellbeing for all staff (Schwartz Rounds), parity of esteem between physical and mental health (e.g. MECC) and supporting the development of workforce solutions to meet the demand for psychological help (Assistant Practitioners, Associate Psychological Practitioners). For more details, visit our website (https://ppn.nhs.uk/north-west).
The North West model has been so successful that it has been replicated across England. There are now over 13,000 members across England and it’s growing all the time. The PPNs across England have continued to enable, influence and inform the growth and development of psychological treatments and the workforce to deliver them. (more information on www.ppn.nhs.uk).
We are delighted to be able to celebrate the birth of the PPN in the North West 10 years ago. We’re developing an exciting programme. We want you to join us.