Mon 28 Feb 2022
Video & Slides

Featuring presentation videos and accompanying slides: Attendees came together during this interactive study day from across the country to network, share experiences and learn how to better support children in mental health crisis. Delegates were able to equip themselves with the skills needed to tackle the increased admissions to paediatric wards and establish new strategies to deliver effective risk assessments with improved patient flow and management whilst on your general paediatric ward.  

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Advancing Mental Health Care in Acute Paediatrics
On-demand 5 hours £299+VAT

5 hours continuing Professional Development

  • Keeping up to date with national standards in response to increased admissions
  • Incorporating national plans and guidelines in your ward
  • Improving your capability to address mental health challenges
  • Preparing your workforce to fully understand risk assessments
  • Recognising therapeutic needs and understanding the influence of interaction with CYP
Introduction, instructions and opening remarks
Tim McDougall, Director of Nursing and Quality, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust / National Professional Advisor for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Care Quality Commission
Improving the impact of Covid-19 on your unit: Learning from the CQC led Provider Collaboration Reviews of children and young people’s mental health
  • Key findings and challenges facing children and young people and staff
  • Exploring the experiences of children and young people during the pandemic
  • Improving access to care for children and young people
  • Taking the next steps to reduce inequalities in care
Questions, answers and discussion: the impact of COVID-19 on your unit
Screen break
Care of children and young people in unsuitable settings
  • Supporting children and young people with eating disorders
  • Children and young people requiring alternative specialist provision
  • Alternatives to hospital admission for children and young people in crisis
  • Managing risk for children in unsuitable settings
Questions, answers and discussion: Your quality and safety issues shared
Lunch break
Developing a plan for overcoming mental health challenges in acute paediatrics: improving partnership working for children and young people
  • Understanding the principles for joint working
  • Exploring and implementing quality standards
Questions, answers and discussion: improving partnership working
Interactive activity: developing a plan for your service
  • What three new actions could you commit to starting in your workplace?
  • Identifying actions for you and actions for the team
Close of workshop

Share in first-hand experience

This unique workshop shared practical tools driven by experience from Tim McDougall. Tim has been described as “very inspiring with great practical ideas. I would have liked more!”. Others who have benefited from his training wrote; “very inspiring and pitched at exactly the right level, so relevant to my practice”.

Job Title:
Director of Nursing and Quality – Specialist Services
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Tim McDougall is National Professional Advisor (Children and Young People’s Mental Health) for the Care Quality Commission. Tim also works as a Director of Nursing and Quality at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. Tim spent 15 years as a CAMHS Nurse Consultant and several as a Clinical Director in CAMHS and Children’s Services. He has worked in a range of clinical settings including community child mental health teams, adolescent in-patient services and secure adolescent forensic services. Tim was formerly Nurse Advisor for CAMHS at the Department of Health in England and has been a member of several National Advisory Councils. He is interested in quality improvement and service transformation.

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Certification of Attendance

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Past attendee feedback

Held as an interactive online forum, here is some feedback on the excellent content from the professionals who attended:

“Great insight and networking opportunities into the CYPMH field of care”

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

“Loved the break out rooms – it broke the day up and meant we could move a little in our seats”

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

“All of the presentations from the speakers were excellent and gave a brilliant insight into what other trusts and organisations are doing to achieve effective multi-agency approaches to healthcare”

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

“Learnt so much and gained so much knowledge around how I can support CYP, especially with transitions and life-limiting conditions”

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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Who came?

The following is an insight into the job titles and organisations who came to the Advancing Mental Health Care in Acute Paediatrics workshop when it was held on Monday 28th February 2022.

Job titles:

  • Lead Learning Disability Liaison Nurse 
  • Safeguarding Practitioner 
  • Associate Director of Nursing: Head of Safeguarding 
  • Enhanced Care HCA 
  • Paediatric Mental Health Liaison Nurse 
  • Nurse Practitioner 
  • Staff Nurse


  • Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust 
  • University Hospital Lewisham