Conference 2016: Presentations & Workshops

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Selected Keynote Presentations

Dr Janice LeBel. The Six Core Strategies: Pitfalls and Pragmatics to Successful Implementation
The Six Core Strategies© were created in 2002 to reduce conflict, violence and the use of restraint and seclusion in psychiatric inpatient settings.  The organisational change framework has been successfully applied in mental health and other human service, correctional and educational settings. Over time, challenges emerge and threats to effective implementation occur.  This presentation will review these specific challenges along with strategies used to maintain fidelity to the framework.  Examples of both successful implementation and implementation gone awry will be discussed along with “pearls of practice” that have been reported by Core Strategy champions.  Translation and adaptation of the Core Strategies will also be highlighted.

Norman Lamb MP. Reducing the use of restraint: The moral and therapeutic case for change.
Drawing on his vast policy experience Norman Lamb MP will provide a first-hand account of his work in the field of restraint reduction and mental health. During his time as Care Minister in the Coalition Government Norman oversaw the introduction of the Positive and Proactive Care guidance and continues to campaign on better policymaking to reduces the need for restrictive interventions. As part of his Keynote Norman will also seek to outline and explore the moral and therapeutic case for change.

Sam O’Brien. Turning a Negative into a Positive: A Service User’s Journey

Drawing from her own personal experiences of unnecessary restrictive practice and the psychological impact this has had on her well-being, Sam talks about her journey from service user to Respect Instructor and key contributor to the ‘Positive & Proactive Workforce Guidelines’.

Craig Thorley. Integrative Mental Health Services for Children & Young People: Challenges & Opportunities
Focusing on services for children and young people, this presentation will set out the importance of integration as a means to delivering effective mental health care. It will explore the different ways in which children and young people interact with mental health services, and the role that other services – such as schools – can also play in helping them to access appropriate and timely support.  The presentation will make the case that communication between different services can maximise opportunities for effective behaviour management, and reduce the likelihood of restrictive practices.

Dr Fintan Sheerin. Preventing and Managing Crises
This session will explore the importance of engagement as a basis for prevention and management of crises. It argues that many crises and instances of restraint use are often the result of dis-engagement and may reflect a failure to interrupt and/or avert negative behavioural patterns on the part of both service providers and service users. A broad contextual basis will be established for this and scenarios will be presented, with high-profile cases of relevant crises referred to. These will be critically explored to identify how they might have been avoided.

Maria Taylor. Implementing a Restraint Reduction Programme in a Special Needs Academy
A reflection on how a residential special school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs have introduced a very successful restraint reduction programme based on the Six Core Restraint Reduction Strategies.  The presentation will focus on the precipitating factors that resulted in the introduction of the programme, what went well (to include actual data on the reduction in the use of restraint), the barriers that we have encountered and where we need to go next.

Paul Dix. When the Adults Change, Everything Changes
Paul will demonstrate the power of pure consistency and teach you how it is culture, not strategy, that will deliver the changes you need. He will show you how to use your own behaviour to directly and positively influence others. He will show you the importance of emotionally resilient adults and the incredible model they can create, revealing how a sharpening of adult behaviour, a transformative strategy and a simple plan can accelerate change in 30 days.

Dr Anna Björkdahl. Sensory Rooms in Acute Psychiatric Care
Sensory rooms stimulate sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste, and may include lights, pictures, aromatic oils, music player, video, weighted blanket, comfortable furniture and cushions. Patients are offered a place to relax, ease distress and perform and develop ‘self-soothing’ routines.

Professor Brian Littlechild. The 2015 NICE Violence and Aggression Guidelines: Positive & Collaborative Approaches
This presentation addresses two key features from the 2015 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guideline on ‘Violence and Aggression:  The short-term management of violent and physically threatening behaviour in mental health, health and community settings’ in terms of reducing restrictive interventions in inpatient and community  mental health settings. The presentation addresses how best to respond to staff, service users, and others in the service users’ formal and informal networks.

Phil Howell. Developing Leaders to Lead Development, Beyond a Badge, Beyond a Kitemark
This keynote focuses on the role of accreditation in sector leadership and workforce development, describing the messages that external validation communicates to wide range of stakeholders: purchasers, providers, regulators and commissioners as well as the benefit to individuals and their families.

Linda Hume. Organisational Approaches to Reducing the Use of Restrictive Practices
Positive and proactive care: Reducing the need for the use of restrictive practices (2014) clearly outlines a framework for organisations develop a culture where restrictive interventions are only ever used as a last resort. This presentation will explore how services address their service provision to implement and monitor such a framework and the role of practice leadership underpins an organizational response.

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Selected Workshops

Joanne McDonnell. Senior Nurse for Mental Health & Learning Disabilities. NHS England.
An Overview of the Department of Health’s Champions Network.

Walter Brennan. Managing Director. Oliver Brennan Training.
When Should Restraint Be Used?

Paul Greenwood. Improvement Advisor. Aqua.
Implementing the Six Core Strategies Within Mental Health In-Patient Units Across the North of England.

Jon Taylor. Consultant Forensic Psychologist. St Andrew’s Healthcare.
An Overview of a Democratic Therapeutic Community Approach.

Emma Sunley. Head of Minimising & Managing Physical Restraint. National Offender Management Service.
Linking the Six Core Strategies to the MMPR Programme.

Piia Ruutu. Special Education Teacher. University of Helsinki.
Reducing Children’s Challenging Behaviour with Debriefing and Individual Plans.

Jo Varela, Becton Centre for Children and Young People & Phil Clayton, Calderstones Partnership NHS Trust.
Compassionate Intervention for Problematic Organisational Cultures.

Alison Cobb. Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer. Mind.
People Who Use Services Influencing Change.

Rosalyn Mloyi & Abu Idris. Restrictive Practice & Violence Reduction Leads. Cygnet Health.
Restrictive Practice: De-mystifying the Principles to Support Implementation.

Sirpa Tölli, Lecturer, Oulu University of Applied Sciences.
What is the Competence to Manage Challenging Behaviour?

Dr Andrew Hider. Ludlow Street Healthcare.
Using data analytics to improve patient safety.

Godwill Tsvamuno & Simon Young. Practice Development Advisers. Black Country Partnership NHS Trust.
The 6Cs and Manual Restraint.

Please note. This is a complex itinerary and could change without notice.