Spring 2021 Joint North of England IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum
‘IAPT, Covid-19 & Beyond’



We are delighted to announce details of the Spring 2021 IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum jointly hosted by the North West & North East & Yorkshire Psychological Professions Networks.

By Spring 2021 we will standing at a unique point in time where, whilst we continue to respond to the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will also start to gather momentum looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities for growing and developing the IAPT workforce to meet the mental health objectives of the NHS Long Term Plan.

The IAPT Leadership & Innovation Virtual Forum will provide the opportunity for clinical leaders; workforce representatives, commissioners, workforce planners and education providers from across the North of England collectively reflect on the unique situation of the Covid-19 Pandemic to consider key questions about the impact on IAPT services and the communities and individuals they serve.

By coming together as a community of practice from across the north of England we will collectively reflect on what we learned and what we take forward into a consensus statement and call to action which will champion the considerable expertise and innovation of IAPT services across the North of England.

Who is this event for?

This event is for anyone involved in the delivery of IAPT services – managers, clinical leads, high intensity therapists, counsellors and PWPs – and anyone interested in ensuring that IAPT delivers the best possible services for the communities we serve.

What's on the Programme

We are delighted that Professor David Clark, National Clinical Lead for IAPT and Dr Adrian Whittington will be joining us during the forum to give us the national perspective and to hear and respond to the feedback from series of facilitated focus groups that you are invited to join in which you will be asked for you opinions, to share good practice and identify potential opportunities for innovation in workforce development and education.

See the Full Programme

We hope you will join us

For more information about the PPN and how to join:www.ppn.nhs.uk/membership/how-to-become-a-member

Twitter: @ppnengland @NWPPN

Frequently asked questions

How do I view sessions?
The sessions are on this site. Please visit the Schedule page to view the agenda and select a session to view.
Do I need to download any software?
These sessions will be streamed using some of the latest technology to make it as simple as possible for you to watch. All you need is the latest version of your web browser installed. We also recommend using a browser other than Internet Explorer – such as Chrome - as older versions are no longer supported.
What do I need to view?
To view the live stream you will need an internet enabled device such as a PC, Laptop, Mac or Tablet. The bigger the screen the better so we don’t recommend using your mobile phone to view. You will also need headphones or speakers connected so you can hear the sound and perhaps a glass or mug of something (optional).
Can I use my iPad?
Absolutely, yes.
Where is it being held?
The sessions are 'virtual’ and hosted online on this site.
What do I do if I have problems?
If you have any questions about our sessions or want to know more information, contact us on our webcasting@firstsightmedia.co.uk