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Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Update for PWP Subnetwork webpages   25.05.2020


Just announced: next live event of the PWP subnetwork

 We are pleased to announce that our next event will be on Thursday 25th June 2020 from 4.00 - 5.30pm

90mins Webinar with Q+A  

Please follow this link to book via Eventbrite


WEBINAR - Research Expanding Horizons: Building on the Success of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Role

 We are delighted that Professor Paul Farrand of Exeter University (Cedar) has accepted our invitation to follow up the very stimulating presentation he made at our launch event in January, with a further talk focusing on some of the LICBT research projects he has been involved in recently. The webinar will be introduced by Dr Adrian Whittington of PPN South East. This will make up the first 60 minutes of the event and will be followed by a 30 minute Q & A session convened by the PWP SubNW. You will be sent a link to this online event upon confirmation of your place. 

Paul has provided the following abstract of his presentation:


Research Expanding Horizons: Building on the Success of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Role

Professor Paul Farrand, CEDAR; Psychology, University of Exeter.

The Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner role working at Step 2 of a stepped care service delivery model represents an innovation in the delivery of evidence based psychological therapies that has gained worldwide interest. After several years of consolidation, the PWP role has demonstrated itself to be invaluable, enabling the IAPT programme to achieve ambitious targets set with respect to access and recovery. Consequently, research is now exploring ways in which the PWP role can continue to contribute to evidence-based practice whilst expanding the range of ways in which the role can be employed whilst maintaining its focus on low-intensity CBT. This presentation will highlight a number of research studies to explore ways in which the role may develop in the future. PROMOTE presents the role that PWPs may have in supporting informal carers to support a low intensity behavioural activation intervention for the treatment of depression in people with mild dementia. Adapting LICBT interventions and clinical practice to accommodate and improve access for Armed Forces Veterans are explored in HIDDEN WOUNDS. Combining behavioural activation with physical activity promotion to reduce relapse and improve physical health outcomes are examined in BAcPAc. Overviewing these research programmes will hopefully inform discussions about potential ways in which the PWP role and low-intensity CBT could develop and go from strength to strength.



In the meantime, our committee met again recently and is making progress with a formal adoption of Terms of Reference and a wider and more structured committee, to enable the Subnetwork to plan the most interesting programme of events possible for its growing membership.

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