Swindon Trauma Group
Swindon Trauma Group

STG Annual Conference 2016

Swindon Trauma Group

7th Annual Conference


Theme: Historical treatment and how support for the “Invisible Injuries” changed since early 18th Century

Friday 14 October 2016 - 0900 to 1730

Venue: Uffington Suite Swindon Marriott Hotel

Dress - Casual but Smart

Cost £30 per delegate

£15 per STG member

Programme subject to change

Title: “Is there treatment and support for the Invisible Injuries PTS/PTSD?”

Thought for the Day

Don’t count the days - make the days count

Muhammad Ali

0900:0930 Meet and Greet. Why not a cuppa? Tea, coffee and biscuits and introducing “Music while you Work” (click below for details)

Music While You Work for STG Conference
Music While You Work.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [117.8 KB]

0930:0940 Introductions for the day and administration Richard Hilling ARRC Chairman, Swindon Trauma Group and Shannen Downey, Swindon Marriott Hotel

0940:1000 Welcome to the conference and a brief of the day.  Sarah Jones Quality Director Swindon AWP and Steve Carr, whose brother was killed in the Akers Way disaster in 1991. 

1000:1100 “Treatment? What treatment?” Frank Parkinson BA DipTh Psychological Debriefer, university lecturer and trainer in trauma stress.  Was for eight years visiting fellow in Disaster Management at Cranfield University

1100:1130 Craniosacral Treatment approach to trauma.  Sheila Beer Physiotherapist-living locally who has specialized in Craniosacral and Trauma work for past twenty years

1130:1140 Break 1st music interlude where there will be a little music at each break and lunch and towards the evening

1140:1200 The Horse Course - When Talking isn’t Working - Kim Rayner - licensed Parelli Professional 2-star instructor.                                                             

1200:1230 Psychological Trauma: Treating the Mind and Body. Brigitte Bodill - Psychologist, CBT and EMDR Therapist. Past lead in Post Traumatic Stress Clinic, South Gloucester, now working privately in Swindon.

1230:1330 Chef’s choice of Sandwich Lunch (includes crisps, cakes and fresh fruit juices).  STG mini draw will take place during lunch.  First prize is Sunday Lunch for two (up to value of £50).  Other prizes include the moving book by Sian Williams, 'RISE - Surviving and Thriving after Trauma', and a box of chocs.

1330:1345 Introductions to the afternoon - Richard Hilling and Robert Buckland QC MP South Swindon

1345:1415 Beyond PTSD, understanding and treating Complex PTSD to Multiple and Developmental trauma - Doctor Jo Billings, Deputy Clinical Lead Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service, Reading

1415:1500 Mental Health First Aid - Doctor Richard Castle - Psychologist & Paddington Rail Disaster Survivor.  UK advisor to the innovation for Wellbeing Foundation, Bangladesh. Freelance Consultant on trauma and burns rehabilitation.  Download Richard's Biography below.

Richard Castle - Biography
Richard Castle's Biography September 201[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [134.4 KB]

1500:1530 Break “doughnut therapy” with tea and coffee

1530: 1630 “If we Learn more about Dissociation, will we get Better Treatment Results in our Trauma Patients?” - Professor Gordon Turnbull - Consultant Psychiatrist – Team Leader Post trauma support 1st Gulf War POW’s and Beirut Hostages. BMI Ridgeway Hospital, Wroughton, Swindon and the Capio Nightingale Hospital London / Visiting professor Chester University

1630:1645 The raising of awareness of mental health.  Steve Carr.

1645:1700 Brief summary of the day - Ivor Bermingham OStJ Governance Facilitator - Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

1700: 1730 Questions from the floor to the presenters and a little light music to end the day. Who’s for dinner tonight?

Proceeds after expenses to STG and a donation to the local garden Charity TWIGS


Download the Booking Form / Invoice below.

Booking Form / Invoice for STG Annual Conference 2016
Booking Invoice STG Conference 2016.doc
Microsoft Word document [25.0 KB]

Evening Function

The evening function 1945 for 2000 hrs start will be in the hotel restaurant comprising a three course meal with tea, or coffee and mints to follow, cost £25 per person.  Dress - Lounge Suits.  Download the menu below.

Evening Event Menu
STG Conference 2016 Evening Do menu.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [115.1 KB]

Swindon Marriott Hotel Booking

Should any delegates wish to book a room at The Marriott Hotel for Friday 14th October, they can so quoting the code E6S.  This will entitle them to a £72.00 Bed and Breakfast inclusive rate. The number to call is 0800 221 222.

Alternatively, here is a link to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for Swindon Trauma Annual Conference

On behalf of the Swindon Trauma Group thank you to all that give their time free of charge to help make this conference another success.


Also thank you to Swindon Marriott for their support and Asda West Swindon. Not forgetting the excellent support from Basepoint Swindon, Lydiard Park Conference Centre, Cineworld Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, The Link Magazine, The Business Exchange Swindon, The Swindonian and the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett and District.


STG wishes everyone a safe journey home.

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