Monday 9th May 2022

Mental Health String of Pearls PM

Speakers: Dr Clara Martinez-Clavera, Dr Alex Burrage, Mark Stubbings, Jo Greenwood, Jo Tym

The GGPET Committee have planned this session with Dr Clara Martinez- Clavera. The session coincides with the Mental Health Foundation’s awareness week 9-15 May 22..

1. To explain what Complex Emotional Needs (CEN) in adults are.
2. To review the management of common CEN presentations to primary care
3. To identify when to consider medication in individuals with CENs, what to prescribe and how to obtain medication advice
4. To discuss local services available to signpost and refer into: IAPT (psychological therapies), MHICT (Mental Health Intermediate Care Team) and to understand the remit of the new CEN Service.


Date: Monday 9th May 2022

Time: 13:30

Duration: Half Day

Location: F2F at Sandford Education Centre

Members' Price: £0

GP Price: £70

AHP Price: -

About the speaker

Dr Clara Martinez-Clavera

Dr Clara Martinez is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in the Gloucester Recovery Team, a community-based team supporting working-age adults in the recovery of severe and enduring mental health conditions. She qualified in 2010 from the University of Bristol and completed dual higher specialist training in general adult and old age psychiatry. She has an interest in medical education, holding a PGCMedEd qualification and acting as Undergraduate Tutor for medical students on psychiatry placements in the past. She has co-designed and co-delivered short training courses for psychiatry and junior doctors of all grades. She has training in Advanced Motivational Interviewing and has co-facilitated Dialectic Behavioural Therapy Skills sessions for patients with Complex Emotional Needs.

About the speaker

Dr Alex Burrage
Consultant Psychological Therapist, IAPT Clinical Lead

About the speaker

Mark Stubbings
Cheltenham & Tewkesbury Team Leader MHICT

MHICT nurses provide assessment and signposting to other community services based on health promotion, recovery and socially inclusive principles.

The service currently has access to a range of psychological interventions that form part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (I.A.P.T.) service

About the speaker

Jo Greenwood

Jo Greenwood is a Social Worker and Approved Mental Health Professional currently appointed as Clinical Development Lead for the Complex Emotional Needs Service.

She qualified in 1990 in Buckinghamshire and has worked consistently in Mental Health ever since, with a specialist interest in working with trauma survivors throughout her career.

The CEN service champions lived experience as an important factor in delivering trauma informed services and will be co-presenting with Jo Tym a Lived Experience Practitioner, employed within the service.

About the speaker

Jo Tym
Lived Experience Practitioner, Complex Emotional Needs Service

Jo Tym is a Lived Experience Practitioner, working in the Complex Emotional Needs (CEN) Service. She has a long history of her own Complex Emotional Needs and has engaged in both NHS inpatient and outpatient services, as well as those within the voluntary sector, on her journey to recovery. Jo is passionate about raising awareness and understanding of Complex Trauma and Personality Disorders and campaigned for those with CEN to have better treatment options in Gloucestershire via a petition to the CCG. Jo has been involved in the set-up of the CEN Service over the past 4 years, initially as an Expert by Experience, before making a career change from Primary School teaching to work in mental health as an LXP, where she now offers hope to others.

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