First National Conference: The Mental Health of Athletes - who cares?


First National Conference:

The Mental Health of Athletes - who cares?

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The eagerly anticipated Sports Psychiatry event... Booking's NOW being taken.

Stamford Bridge, London

The Education and Training Network (ETN) are delighted to offer the First National Conference: The Mental Health of Athletes - who cares?

Keynote Speaker: Professor Steve Peters

Professor Steve Peters: MBBS MRCPsych BA PGCE MEd (medical) Dip. Sports Med. Consultant Psychiatrist / Undergraduate Dean Sheffield Medical School.

Professor Steve Peters is CEO of Chimp Management Limited. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in Elite Sport. Steve has worked within Premier league Football and England Football. He has previously and currently been involved with many Olympic and non-Olympic Sports such as British Cycling, Championship Snooker and England Rugby.

Who should attend?

Those who have an interest in and a responsibility for the mental health of athletes, for example: psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, sports medicine doctors, athletes, coahing staff, performance directors, team managers and sports psychologists.

This year's topics include:

  • Parity of esteem in Athletes Health - Overview of morbidity
  • What does a sports medical team need from a psychiatrist?
  • Ore-habilitation & Resilience
  • Keynote Presentation: 'A Psychiatrist working in Sport'
  • Access & Screening - Early warning signs
  • Overtraining Syndrome - Physical or mental health problem?
  • Pharmacological treatments for mental health problems in sport
  • Psychological Treatment - an overview
  • Panel discussion
Conference Chairs / Speakers:

  • Dr Allan Johnston: MBBS, MRCPsych, Cert.Med.Ed(IU) is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently employed by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in Community Mental Healthcare. Dr Johnston is a Sports Psychiatrist with Performance Health Innovations Ltd (PHIL) based in Leeds. He works alongside colleagues in Radiology and Medicine to deliver the complete Sports Medicine care package. He is also a trustee to the award winning State of Mind sports charity, a mental health charity which aims to improve the mental health, wellbeing and working lives of athletes.
  • Dr Alan Currie: MB ChB, MPhil, FRCPsych. Alan is a consultant psychiatrist in the Regional Affective Disorders Service in Newcastle and visiting professor in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Sunderland. Over a 20-year period he has acted as a consultant to a number of national sports organisations. He has published widely in sports psychiatry including editing a handbook for sports clinicians. He is chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Sports and Exercise Psychiatry Special Interest Group and a board member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP).
  • Dr Kate Goodger: PHD, C.Psychol. Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Director of Chimp Management
  • Dr Philip Hopley: MBBS (Dist.) MRCPsych. Consultant Psychiatrist, Managing Director Cognacity, Harley Street, London.
  • Dr R. Hamish McAllister-Williams: BSc, MB, ChB, Ph.D, MD, FRCPsych. Reader in Clinical Psychopharmacology & Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist. Lead Clinician for the tertiary level Regional Affective Disorders Service in Newcastle.
  • Dr John Rogers MRCGP FFSEM(UK) Consultant Physician in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Learning Objectives:
  • Appreciate the nature of extent of mental health problems in sport
  • Understand how and why these problems arise
  • Address the mental health risks within the sporting arena
  • Develop an understanding of the pathways of care for athletes
  • Improve screening and access to treatment when there is a mental health problem
  • Ensure that athletes with mental health problems receive high quality treatment and rehabilitation

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Please email or telephone a member of the team to discuss the conference further. Secure your place on this exciting event!


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