North West Autumn Conference 2022


One Day Event

Timings 08:30 - 16:30
Location Kings House, Sidney St, Manchester, M1 7HB
CPD 6 CPD points subject to peer approval
Consultants & SAS Doctors£140
Higher Trainees and Core Trainees£70
Subsidised Members£70
Service Users and Carers£20
Student and Foundation Associates£20
Bookings for this event are now closed
North West Autumn Conference 2022

Event Information

Emotionally unstable personality difficulties is commonly diagnosed and encountered in clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings and in a variety of mental health services.  The known complexity of this diagnosis means that there is a need for clinicians at all levels and in all settings to develop an understanding of its aetiology, how the diagnosis is made and management strategies to ensure that positive and favourable clinical outcomes are achieved and maintained.

This conference will aim to provide the jobbing clinician with an overview of emotionally unstable personality difficulties. We'll hear the frank and honest views of experts by experience and reflections on working with individuals with emotionally unstable personality difficulties in the CAMHS setting, the general adult inpatient setting and in the forensic setting. 

There will be a presentation of the success of the Liverpool PD Hub Service which has been successful since its inception in helping to achieve positive outcomes for those individuals under its care.  Our two keynote speakers; Prof. Peter Tyrer and Prof. Mike Crawford will provide an update on the ICD-11 classification of emotionally unstable personality difficulties and the intricate link between emotionally unstable personality difficulties and complex PTSD respectively.

We particularly welcome and indeed are keen to encourage attendance at this interesting, balanced and thought-provoking conference to patients and carers, as we seek to achieve the common goal of achieving high-quality care for this group of patients.

View the agenda for the day.

We are delighted to welcome the following Speakers:

Dr Helen Smith: Consultant Psychiatrist dual trained in Forensic and Child and Adolescent psychiatry. Dr Smith is also Clinical director of CAMHS in Ayrshire and Arran and the current Chair of the CAMHS faculty of Royal College of Psychiatrist in Scotland. She is part of the college working group preparing the college statement in BPD in young people.

Professor Mike Crawford: Professor of Mental Health Research in the Division of Psychiatry, Imperial College London. Professor Crawford is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at Central and North West London Foundation Trust, where he is clinical lead for the Complex Emotional Needs Pathway.

Dr Simon Graham: Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy and General Adult Psychiatry. Dr Graham is also Clinical lead for Spring House Psychotherapy and Personality Disorder Service, which is part of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, based in Waterloo, Liverpool.

Hollie Higdon: Hollie is a service user that is now fully recovered and would like to tell people about her recovery and story to educate people about the stigma of having a personality disorder

Dr Kathryn Naylor: Associate Specialist in forensic psychiatry working within the PD service at Ashworth Hospital. Dr Naylor also work within the Merseyside and Cheshire PD/ ASD assessment and liaison team and is part of the SU and carer group, patient forums and Life Rooms.

Professor Peter Tyrer: Professor of Community Psychiatry in the Centre for Mental Health in the Division of Experimental Medicine.

Nicky Mattocks: 

Dr Donna Gardiner: 

Dr Helen Smith: This speaker has no interests to declare.

Professor Mike Crawford: TBC

Dr Simon Graham: This speaker has no interests to declare.

Hollie Higdon: This speaker has no interests to declare.

Dr Kathryn Naylor: This speaker has no interests to declare.

Professor Peter Tyrer: This speaker has no interests to declare.

Nikki Mattocks: This speaker has no interests to declare.

Dr Donna Gardiner: This speaker has no interests to declare.

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our annual North West Competitions at this Autumn event.

The competitions have a £100 prize and are open to the following:

  • medical students
  • Foundation doctors
  • Trainees
  • SAS doctors

Competition entries are now closed. Winners will be announced on the day.

Limited places are available. Those who are interested can email

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Contact Name: Division Events Team

Event Location

Location: Kings House, Sidney St, Manchester, M1 7HB
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