North Thames

The North Thames FPOP group comprises of a growing, dedicated membership who welcome new members and visitors interested in working psychologically with older people. 

The North Thames group is co-ordinated by a committee, which includes members from most of the Trusts in the region. Please make contact with your local committee member to find out more about the local group and upcoming events. In January 2010 it was decided to further develop North Thames FPOP group and a committee was formed with its inaugural meeting in March 2010 .

The committee has been established to lead the activities of the local group and has various functions such as organising regular CPD events, informing local members about relevant events or policies or initiatives, linking with training courses and with national FPOP. We meet bi-monthly on Friday afternoons at the BPS offices. The minutes of each meeting are available on request from the committee.

Convenor

Dr Sarah Johnson 
Lead Clinical Psychologist
Brent Older Adult Service
Fairfields House, Fairfields Crescent
Kingsbury, London NW9 0PS  
Tel:0797 3739 890
sarah.johnson19@nhs.net

 

Treasurer

Dr Ruth Lukeman 
Clinical Psychologist
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Mental Health Services for Older People in Barnet
Springwell Centre, Barnet Hospital 
Wellhouse Lane
Barnet, EN5 3DJ
Tel:  0208 702 6189
ruth.lukeman@beh-mht.nhs.uk

 

Website Coordinators

Dr Karolina Oracz
Clinical Psychologist   
West London Mental Health NHS Trust 
Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service                             
Lakeside Mental Health Unit, West Middlesex Hospital
Twickenham Road
Isleworth, TW7 6FY                                                                    
Tel: 0208 483 1800
karolina.oracz@wlmht.nhs.uk

Sarah Ghani
Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist
West London Mental Health NHS Trust 
Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service                             
Lakeside Mental Health Unit, West Middlesex Hospital
Twickenham Road
Isleworth, TW7 6FY                                                                    
Tel: 07800 664 858
Sarah.Ghani@wlmht.nhs.uk

 

CPD Organisers

Dr Mary-Beth Young
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People
Rosanne House, Parkway
Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6HG
Tel: 01707 364003
Mary-Beth.Young@nhs.net

Laura Dallas
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
laura.dallas@candi.nhs.uk

 

DCP/BPS Link Rep

Dr Mary-Beth Young
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People
Rosanne House, Parkway
Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6HG
Tel: 01707 364003
Mary-Beth.Young@nhs.net

 

General Committee Members

Dr Tresa Andrews
Trust Lead for Older People's Psychology
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)
Trust Headquarters, Stephenson House
75 Hampstead Road
London, NW1 2PL
tresaandrews@nhs.net

Sarah Ghani
Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist
West London Mental Health NHS Trust 
Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service                             
Lakeside Mental Health Unit, West Middlesex Hospital
Twickenham Road
Isleworth, TW7 6FY                                                                    
Tel: 07800 664 858
Sarah.Ghani@wlmht.nhs.uk

Laura Dewar
London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust
lauradewar@nhs.net

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Quality & Outcomes Workshop:
Evaluating Our Work with Older People

Facilitated by Dr Tresa Andrews
FPOP’s Measuring Quality & Outcomes Workstream Lead, and Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Older People’s Psychology in Central North & West London NHS Foundation Trust

Friday 24th November 2017, 2-5pm

Location:
The British Psychological Society’s London Office, 30, Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

To register for the event please email Laura Dallas on:
Laura.Dallas@Candi.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

If you have any ideas or thoughts about what CPD events you would find helpful/interesting please do e-mail them to our CPD Organisers:

Dr Mary-Beth Young
mary-beth.young@nhs.net
or
Laura Dallas 
laura.dallas@candi.nhs.uk

 

 

 

Past Events

2017
Third - Wave Approaches for Services for Older People – presentations by Dr Becky Gould (Using ACT with older people experiencing GAD), Dr Joanne Chan (Mindfulness Interventions in Care Homes) and Kate Lucre (Working with Older Adults with complex trauma and interpersonal difficulties using compassion-focused therapy groups & Compassion Focused principles for staff).

2016
Breaking Through The Language Barrier: Making Services Accessible for All Older People -  workshop facilitated by Sarah Ghani - Consultant Clinical Psychologist

New Initiatives and Good Practices in North and South Thames - short presentations (powerpoint/posters and case examples) of the work being carried out within older people services

2015
Talk: Etienne Abrahams- update on Re-MindMe

Discussion: Hoarding

2014
Talk: Etienne Abrahams on Development of a computer-based reminiscence tool Re-MindMe

Talk: Dr Penny Rapaport on Development of an evidence-based 8 session intervention for family carers of people with dementia (START- STrAtegies for RelaTives)

Other events which took place:
Workshop: Cross-Cultural Cognitive Assessment presented by Dr Matthew Jones Chesters

Discussion: Implications of IAPT for older people facilitated by Dr Geraint Price

Discussion: Dementia Strategy facilitated by Dr Tresa Andrews

Workshop: Act Theory and Principles of Older Adults facilitated by Dr John Boorman and Dr Joe Oliver

Workshop: Medically Unexplained Symptoms by Dr Norman Poole and Tim Kent

Workshop: Tree of Life, presented by Eleanor Martin, Stefania Battistella, Mandy Clayton and Angela Byrne