Past APPTS events

 'Staff and Service User Wellbeing'

The Third National Psychological Therapies Services Forum took place on 13 November 2017 at the British Psychological Society in London.

We were joined by APPTS member services, stakeholders and services users from across the UK, to explore the wellbeing of service users and staff.

Wellbeing is a vital area for service planning, reflection and continual development. Equally, therapist wellbeing is one of the areas that many services find most challenging, especially where demand for services can put increasing pressures on workloads.

At this year's Forum, there was a lot of dialogue, discussions and ideas around improving wellbeing.

The delegate 'Action-planning' and resources outlines some of the 'next steps' that delegates planned on taking back to their own services.

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What are your thoughts on staff and service user wellbeing? What ideas are you putting to use in your service? What do you think of stigma around mental health in therapy services? How will you look after your own wellbeing this year?

Delegates said:

"A thought provoking, stimulating and inspiring day - Many thanks! I think it will support the work I do in the weeks and months ahead"

"Thank you, for inspiration and reflections. Excellent sticking to time boundaries by the chair"

"Impressed by organisation of the day + speakers. Good breadth of content applicable to my IAPT Service"

"Enjoyable, really like people talking about their own experiences"

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The next APPTS Annual Forum will take place on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Office in London.

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The fourth Psychological Therapies Annual Forum took place on Wednesday 14 November 2018, at the Royal College of Psychiatrists office in London.

We were joined by APPTS member services, stakeholders and services users and carers from across the UK, to explore improving quality in psychological therapy services.

The document below outlines responses provided during a discussion on 'Quality Improvement: Opportunities, challenges and future directions' 

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What are your thoughts on improving service quality? What initiatives are you putting into practice? What ideas could you share with other services? What areas could you ask for help with?

Delegates said:

"Really enjoyed the talks and meeting other delegates. Very useful content. Hope to return to the next one"

"Thank you for excellent day - good to hear about interesting, positive psychology work in different services :) Amazing talks from Jai, Kevin and Angela, thank you!"

"Very enjoyable + excellent presentations. Well organised"

"I found the whole day really interesting and helpful"

"Good opportunity to network with other services providing therapeutic support - knowledge raising"


  1. APPTS Update – Sophie Hodge and John Hildreth - Download slides
  2. Trauma therapies for Grenfell survivors – Dr Jai Shree Adhyaru - Download slides
  3. Service user and carer engagement – Lucy Palmer and Sue Williams - Download slides
  4. Quality improvement initiatives in Antrim Psychological Therapies Service – Kevin Dyer - Download slides
  5. National IAPT programme update, NHS England – Mary Pappin and Charlotte Wallis - Download slides
  6. Cultural relevance of psychological therapies for local communities – Angela Byrne - Download slides
  7. The impact of integrated support for Long Term Conditions (LTC) - Download slides


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