A very warm welcome to this Spring Edition of the PPN South East newsletter, with perhaps more hope in the air with nature bursting into song and bloom, and the restrictions beginning to ease? Well, that is one side of the coin. The other… I appreciate that in mental health and psychological wellbeing we have a lot of work on our hands as the adverse impact of the pandemic, of social restrictions and the economic climate continues to unfold.
To all of our new members, welcome to our regional psychological professions network and community of practice. We are busy working on various workstreams that will be unfolding over the year, including
What you will also see more of, is what has come to be known as ‘the intergalactic bridge’. As you know, the first ever National Vision for the Psychological Professions was unveiled at the national conference week last November. This was co-created through our professional movement Psychological Professions Into Action. If you missed the conference, the materials continue to be available here.
Our mission is now to promote the Vision widely so it becomes embedded across all systems. Again, you will see this work unfolding in forthcoming months. Meanwhile, we invite you to share how your work aligns to the vision and commitments through social media @se_ppn #PsychologicalProfessionalsIntoAction
Last not least, we welcome Bill Tiplady from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to the PPN Team, as co-chair alongside Adrian Whittington.
Clinical Programme Manager, PPN South East