One Day Conference

12th April, 2019

9.30 - 16.30

Programme available

Download: Spring Workshops and Conference Programme 2019 [PDF]

Presentations covers a wide range of social and circumstantial factors that will impact directly on service users and how they make use of therapy. Topics include the impact of loneliness, injustice and trauma, mental health and parenthood, long term health problems and the impact of debt. The impactions about how these contextual factors impact on mental health and the need for therapists and researchers to shape the way that public health initiatives respond to these will also be considered.


9.30 Introduction to the day
Andrew Beck, University of Manchester and BABCP Scientific Committee
9.35 Keynote 1: Loneliness and mental health - is there a missed opportunity to intervene?
Sonia Johnson, University College London
10.35 Presentation: Treating symptoms and distress in people with long term conditions
Trudie Chalder, King’s College London
11.05 Break
11.30 Keynote 2: Does CBT work for expectant and new parents? An overview of perinatal mental health policy, research and practice.
Camilla Rosan, Programme Lead for Perinatal Mental Health, NHS England
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Keynote 3: After Grenfel: working with trauma when justice has yet to be done
Sarah Heke, Central and North West London Foundation Trust
14.30 Presentation: A Silent Killer: the link between financial difficulty and suicide
Merlyn Holkar and Nicola Bond, The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, London
15.00 Break
15.30 Keynote 4: Mental health, discrimination and marginalisation
Richard Bentall, University of Sheffield
16.30 Closing remarks
Andrew Beck, University of Manchester and BABCP Scientific Committee