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We host high quality clinically focussed events delivered by international experts that change clinical practice 

The Academic Centre hosts specialist conferencing, workshop, seminar and wider CPD activities for health professionals working in a range of different settings. Our events provide platforms for experts in their respective fields to share evidence of bests practice and to present innovations in the field of mental health.  Our events are often partnered with other charities and professional bodies who are leaders in their respective fields. Our events are primarily designed for health professionals, although they may also be of interests to academics, legal representatives and experts through experiences. St Andrew’s is committed to providing safe and inclusive spaces for its conferences and works hard to ensure that our programmes and speakers reflect these core values.

3rd International Trauma Informed Care In Practice - Trauma frameworks: Evidence base and treatments  29th November 2022

Trauma frameworks continue to grow in prominence and impact. During a period of significant expansion for trauma focused diagnoses and interventions, it is important that clinicians and academics develop clinical practice approaches that apply to the heterogeneous nature of trauma needs and populations. #TIC2022 brings together global experts to offer a comprehensive clinically focused programme to provide clinicians and academics with the latest evidence and guidance to inform clinical practice and service development for the betterment of service users and healthcare workers.

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Trauma & Neurodiverse Populations : Evidence and Innovations

Neurodiverse populations are significantly more likely to be exposed to trauma and adversity across the lifespan, yet they are significantly under represented in trauma frameworks, services and innovations. This event brings together national and international experts to offer a clinically focused programme to inform our understanding of the trauma needs and treatment approaches for this population. This focus, as well as presentations describing innovations in the trauma field will be of particular use to clinicians and applied researchers. #TNDP2022

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2nd International Moral Injury in Occupational Settings Conference - 22nd March 2022

Moral injury has come to prominence as a framework to address occupational distress in a variety of settings including veteran, police, emergency responders and healthcare workers. The 2nd International Moral Injury Conference brought together applied researchers and clinicians to offer a series of oral papers and live polls exploring Clinically focused discussions exploring the use of concepts relating to moral injury in the workplace as they relate to service users and professionals.

2nd International Trauma Informed Care in Practice : Interventions to reduce core and comorbid trauma symptoms - 9th November 2021

The lifetime impact of trauma and the need for services to adopt more holistic approaches to trauma informed care is becoming increasingly understood.  As our knowledge of the sequela of trauma grows, including the impact on support systems, so does the need to develop services that can meet the wide ranging care needs of those who have been exposed to trauma.

Diversity, Deaf people & Mental Health - 29th June 2021

Jointly hosted by the British Society for Mental Health and Deafness (BSMHD) and St Andrew’s Healthcare, this conference brought together leading practitioners and researchers in the field to explore positive practice and research developments.

Mental Capacity Act ‘Good Practice Guidance’ Conference - 27th April 2021

Conforming to good practice guidance for the MCA and working with people with complex mental health and neurodevelopmental needs can be challenging. The Academic Centre, St Andrew’s Healthcare, will be hosting a one day conference to support clinicians to develop clinical practice skills.

Working with Moral Injury in Healthcare Settings - 9th February 2021

In February 2021 St Andrew’s Healthcare and the British Psychological Society jointly hosted a one day conference to bring together health professionals and the leading researchers in this field to explore conceptual and clinical issues relating to Moral InjuryMI 21 Slide images Twitter 4

Trauma informed care in practice: Whole service approaches to working with complex trauma 19th November 2020

The trauma informed care in practice conference brought together senior practitioners and researchers in the field in the UK to offer keynote oral presentations. The event focussed on developing clinical practice for people who have experienced complex and multiple traumas and also the services that support them.