Swindon Trauma Group
Swindon Trauma Group

Swindon Trauma Group 9th Annual Conference

Theme: 100th Anniversary of the RAF &100 years of Psychiatry

Friday 5 October 2018, 0900 to 1730

Venue - Uffington Suite Swindon Marriott   Hotel

Dress - Casual but Smart

Cost £35 per delegate, £20 per STG member

Programme subject to change

From the early days and shellshock to the struggle to establish PTSD as a condition, with the move towards Holistic Psychiatry, the link between inflammation and psychiatry and the birth of immunology

Thought for the Day

All things great are wound up with all things little.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

0900:0940 Meet and Greet. Why not a cuppa? Tea, coffee and biscuits and introducing “Music while you Work”

0940:0945 Introductions including administration and health and safety. Richard Hilling ARRC Chairman Swindon Trauma Group to reflect on Annie Moore Ellis Island New York

0945:1000 Mayor of Swindon Councillor Junab Ali welcomes all attending this conference to the Marriott and Swindon. The Mayor was born in Bangladesh and is married with three children. His wife the Mayoress Rajhia Ali works at Millbrook Primary School in Swindon. Is a keen sportsman, chess player and successfully completed the Swindon Half Marathon on Sunday 2 September 2018 and is also running the London Marathon next year for his nominated charities.                                                     

1000:1100 Debriefing the mind and body after Trauma - Professor Gordon Turnbull and Sheila Beer M.C.S.P.     Gordon was team leader Post Trauma support of 1st Gulf War POW’s and Beirut hostages Gordon now works as a private practitioner at Brinkworth House a picturesque setting in Wiltshire and also at the Capio Nightingale Hospital London. A visiting Professor at Chester University and author of From Lockerbie to 7/7: How Trauma affects our Minds and how we fight back. Sheila is a physiotherapist specialising in Craniosacral work with an interest in the Impact of Trauma on the body. Works privately and has a clinic at Brinkworth House and one in the attractive village of Chedworth Gloucester.

1100:1130 “Teaching veterans how to stop traumatic nightmares and sleep peacefully throughout the night” Justin Havens Psychological Therapist and EMDR, UK and Ireland Accredited Practitioner having nearly completed his PhD at Ruskin Anglia University on Planned Dream Intervention. Justin is based at the Regency Clinic in Cheltenham.  Served in the military with a particular interest in treating veterans

1130:1145 Break 1st music interlude where there will be “a little music” at each break and lunch and towards the evening.                                                     

1145:1215 History of Combat Psychiatry and Lessons Learnt from Afghanistan and Iraq. Doctor Walter Busuttil - Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director Combat Stress since 2007.  Served for 16 years in the RAF and was based at the Neuro Psychiatric Centre Princess Alexandra’s RAF (Hospital) Wroughton. Was part of the team that rehabilitated the British Beirut hostages and for Veterans has set up Community Outreach Centres and has also set up residential and community services at Combat Stress.

1215:1230 TBA                                                  

1230:1330 Chefs choice of Sandwich Lunch (includes crisps, cakes and fresh fruit juices)

1330:1345 Introduction’s to the afternoon and a review of Richard Castle’s Mental Health First Aid Course at RBL Pop in Centre Swindon in March.

1345:1445 Healing from Trauma - a pragmatic approach. Caroline Purvey shares how her unique empowering 5 Step Programme, known as the Total Release Experience, releases the symptoms of stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD.

Caroline is CEO and Lead practitioner for TRE UK(R). Like last year Caroline is leading a workshop in Swindon from 1100 to1615 hrs Saturday 6 October 2018. Special rate for Conference delegates.

1445:1515 Making Today, a Brighter Tomorrow.  Deborah and Roy Selstrom, Surrey Heath Veterans and Families Listening Project and winners of local Surrey Eagle Radio Local Heroes Military and Emergency Services Award. Roughly one in five veterans experience mental illness and struggle to adapt to civilian life.

The project helps ex service personnel with any problem however big or small. The project was founded four years ago, also has a monthly drop in centre facilities.

1515:1545 Break “doughnut therapy” with tea and coffee.

1545:1645 The effect of Classical Music on Stress, Anxiety and Mood. Emilie Capulet, MMus, MA, PhD Emilie is head of Classical Performance at London College of Music and University of West London. Is an award-winning international concert pianist, lecturer, writer and musicologist. She has written books and articles about music history, performance and music in healthcare.

1645:1700 STG draw - Prizes include Sunday Lunch for two at the hotel restaurant, Swindon Marriott. Price per ticket £2-50

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

Recommended Reading: Overcoming Traumatic Stress 2nd Edition: A Self Help Guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques Claudia Herbert, Overcoming Books - paperback £12-99. Sarah Stephens will have a stall at Conference. for people who would like to buy this award winning book. Please pay cash. (Claudia sends her apologies for not being in attendance due to unforeseen circumstances)

Proceeds after expenses from Conference and draw to STG

Evening function 1945 for 2000 start will be in the hotel restaurant with a two or three course meal. Dress - Lounge Suits.

Download sample menu below.

Those wishing to stay overnight at the Marriott the prices for Thursday night are £74-00 per room with breakfast included in the cost with the same price for the Friday night.

Swindon Trauma Group thanks all that give time free of charge to help make the conference a success.  STG wishes everyone a safe journey home. Grateful thanks to Swindon Marriott, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Rotary Club, Asda West Swindon, BLB Solicitors Swindon, Basepoint Swindon, Lydiard Park Conference Centre, Tesco’s Shaw Village Centre and Cineworld Shaw Ridge Leisure Park.

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