The Drug and Alcohol HIT network met virtually on 30 June 2021.
Chair Dr Julian Walker, Director of Research & Development at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, welcomed speakers with lived experience, alongside researchers and practitioners, to consider a trauma informed approach across the life course, and opportunities to better connect.
The HIT would like to thank everyone who presented at the meeting, particularly service users Paul and Davinia.
Download each presentation by clicking on the links below. Presentations are also available to download from the ‘More about Drug and Alcohol HIT’ page.
- Fiona Tudge, Deputy Director (Interim),Children, Families and Safer Communities, and Herdaypal Johal. Principal Social Worker, Bristol City Council: Trauma informed approaches in children and families social work
- Dr Michelle Farr and Lucy Potter, University of Bristol: Bridging Gaps: Improving access to primary care with women who have experienced trauma
- Geraldine Smyth, Senior Public Health Specialist, Bristol City Council: Update on the drug and alcohol part of the new statutory PSHE curriculum
- Sarah Colombo, Programme Manager Starting Well, Brighton and Hove City Council, and Jo-Anne Welsh, Oasis Project Brighton: Back on track
- Sarah Stacey, Clinical Psychologist, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust: The compassionate mind is the mind that transforms