Swindon Trauma Group
Swindon Trauma Group

Swindon Trauma Group 9th Annual Conference

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

Date: 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 of Anne of Green Gables

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

0940:1000 Introductions including administration and health & safety. Richard Hilling ARRC Chairman Swindon Trauma Group to reflect on Annie Moore, Ellis Island, New York                                                          

1000:1100 Debriefing the mind and body after Trauma - Professor Gordon Turnbull and Sheila Bear. Gordon was team leader Post Trauma support of 1st Gulf War POWs and Beirut hostages. Gordon now works as a private practitioner at Brinkworth House, a picturesque setting in Wiltshire; 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 a particular interest in the Impact of Trauma on the body. Works privately and has a clinic also 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 Chef's 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 From Trauma to Recovery and Healing. Doctor Claudia Herbert is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR Consultant, a Schema Therapist and trained in various body-focussed approaches. She is also an International book author on Trauma and wrote the first trauma self-help book written by a therapist in the UK. Claudia’s interest in Trauma developed out of Post War Germany where she grew up as a child with parents that had experienced the effects of war. She founded The Oxford Development Centre 21 years ago and its specialist Trauma Healing & Positive Growth Service has treated many survivors of trauma, civilian as well as emergency services the military and veterans.                          

1445:1515 Greatwood the H.O.P.E Project. Jane Muir Brooks Greatwood Charity near Malborough. The charity is piloting new suite of programmes which will be focusing on the effects of trauma with the aim post trauma to promote Post-Traumatic Growth and personal development. The project is aimed at the veterans, civilians and emergency services and their families. Jane is studying for her MSc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma at the University of Chester

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 and performance and music in healthcare.

1645:1700 STG draw

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?


As in previous years there will be a draw at the Conference and prizes include Sunday Lunch for two with tea or coffee and chocolate mint to follow at the hotel restaurant Swindon Marriott. Price per ticket £2-50

Proceeds after expenses at Conference and draw to STG

The evening function 1945 for 2000 hrs start will be in the hotel restaurant with a two or three course meal.

Dress: Lounge Suits

Please see attached and STG website sample menu list

Those wishing to stay overnight at the Marriott: the price for Thursday night is £74-00 per room including breakfast with the same price for the Friday night.

On behalf of the Swindon Trauma Group thank you to all that gave their time free of charge to help making this year’s conference another success. STG wishes everyone a safe journey home. Thank you Swindon Marriott for their support and also Royal Wootton Bassett Town Rotary Club, Asda West Swindon and BLB Solicitors Swindon. Not forgetting the excellent support from Basepoint Swindon, Lydiard Park Conference Centre, Tesco’s Shaw Village Centre, and Cineworld Shaw Ridge Leisure Park.

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