• 05
    Oct 16

    1900 - 2000

    Making Safeguarding Personal


    The Social Care Elf is delighted to bring together some of the authors of this key report to present its findings and discuss its implications for social care practice and research: Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) – Temperature Check 2016.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
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    Join us for this free panel discussion, which will be live streamed on YouTube at 6pm on Wednesday 14th September. The discussion will be broadcast live from the NPNR conference in Nottingham where delegates will be discussing mental health across the life course. Expect contributions from Wendy Cross, Elaine Hanzak, Steven Pryjmachuk, Laoise Renwick and Alan Simpson.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
  • 25
    May 16

    1430 - 1530

    Methylphenidate for ADHD


    Join our panel of experts to discuss the recent Cochrane review on Methylphenidate (Ritalin) for ADHD. This updated systematic review caused a stir when it was published last year because it cast serious doubt on the quality of the published trials in the field.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
  • What has qualitative research ever done for us?

    The BMJ’s recent decision to view qualitative research as “low priority,” “unlikely to be highly cited,” “lacking practical value,” or “not of interest to our readers” has sparked a debate in the woodland. This webinar brings together experts from the world of mental health qualitative research, to share their experiences, celebrate the achievements of specific studies/programmes, and discuss the challenges currently facing the field.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
  • 06
    Apr 16

    1800 - 1900

    Oral cancer risk and prevention

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    Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. Survival rates have remained largely unchanged for years; usually attributed to its late presentation. Smoking, alcohol use and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are known risks. Join us on Wed 6th April (1800-1900 GMT) for an update on the latest evidence on these risks and prevention strategies.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
  • 07
    Mar 16

    1400 - 1500

    Cognitive therapies for depression


    This Elf Campfire is a collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research Dissemination Centre who have funded a number of recently published studies on cognitive therapies for depression. We’ll be discussing two of these papers (the CoBalT trial and the PREVENT trial) with the researchers who conducted the studies and our bloggers who appraised and summarised their work.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
  • 10
    Feb 16

    1400 - 1500

    Psychotherapies for bipolar disorder

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    The psychological treatments recommended by NICE for mental health conditions have come under significant scrutiny over recent years, most notably their recommendation of CBT for psychosis. Now the psychotherapy recommendations in the 2014 bipolar disorder guideline are being brought into question by a new study in the Lancet Psychiatry. Join us “around the campfire” to discuss this hot topic with our panel of experts.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
  • 15
    Oct 15

    1600 - 1700

    Cognitive bias modification

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    Cognitive bias modification (CBM) is a hot topic, both among researchers, as well as with clinicians and end-users. In this our fourth live Mental Elf video webinar, we will be bringing together a mix of people “around the campfire” to discuss the state of CBM research.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
  • 11
    Sep 15

    1500 - 1600

    Suicide prevention in young people


    What can be done to support young people at risk of suicide? How can compassion and resilience help us take a more strategic approach to suicide prevention? What should be happening in our schools to better help young people at risk? Are there universal prevention programmes that can have a significant impact?

    We’ll be answering these questions and more with our team of expert speakers in this 60 minute live broadcast.

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin
  • 26
    Aug 15

    1500 - 1600

    Tobacco and schizophrenia


    How can we best explain the comorbidity of smoking and schizophrenia? Is it a shared aetiology? Is tobacco a way of self-medicating and relieving schizophrenia symptoms? Or, as recent studies suggest, is tobacco a risk factor for schizophrenia?

    Presented by Alan Simpson / chaired by Andre Tomlin