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Welcome to the home of the Community Therapists Network, a national organisation providing information, training and education to therapists who provide care and support for people living with long-term conditions in the community.


Mental Fitness - A practical approach to supporting mental health
Morning of 14th December, Blackburn

A half day workshop from Community Therapists Network, lead by Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Chris Morgan and Dr Neil Bindemann. Come and learn about mental fitness, how it can offer a very practical approach supporting peoples mental health and potentially offer a more prevention-based approach. For more details of the morning and how to book a place click here.

To read more, including the morning agenda and to secure one of the special offer places at £75, click here.


Learning How to Use the TOM
27th February, Manchester

This workshop, lead by Prof Pam Enderby, will enable participants to be able to select an appropriate outcome measure for their clinical practice. Delegates go away with a greater understand of how best to collect and measure outcomes data on clients receiving treatments. The day includes both theoretical and practical components. Discount for CTN members to attend the London workshop.

To read more and book click here.


Mental Capacity Assessment - Getting it Right!
Friday 2nd Match, London

Lead by a leading expert Mark Jayes, a speech and language therapist since 2003, who's PhD has been about Mental Capacity Assessment, this practical workshop will help you get to grips with assessment of mental capacity, including an overview of common communication disorders and how these can impact on mental capacity. To find out more and the day, which included legal expertise from Irwin Mitchell from the link below.

To read more and book click here


Therapy Outcome Measure - User Survey.  Thank you to all those who completed the survey. We will publish the findings of the survey in due course

Overcoming the challenges of outcomes - Kathryn Moyse reports on the culture change around delivering and measuring effective outcomes.

Click here to read this article


UK Stroke Forum - an unmissable event for neurotherapists 28th to 30th November, Liverpool  

As therapists, we know that people can make an excellent recovery following a stroke. However, the condition can also result in significant disability, and there’s no ‘one-size-fits all’ solution when it comes to supporting stroke survivors with their rehabilitation. The UK Stroke Forum is the largest stroke conference for professionals in the UK, which will provide therapists and a range of health professionals with the opportunity to share learning and best practice around long-term stroke rehabilitation. the conference has a wide variety of sessions designed to develop the therapy community. 

For further details and to book your place, click here.


Bed 12, Alison Murdoch

Bed 12 is a poignant and darkly comic account of what it’s like to fight for someone’s life. It’s for anyone who wonders about their own mortality, who has experienced the serious illness of a friend or relative, or who cares about the NHS.

Further details from here

Importance of Good Data

NHS services across the country continue to be challenged with measuring and improving the quality of their services, and as part of that process, they need to capture data. This, as Karen Middleton, CEO of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists states in her video message at TOMs CONNECT.

To view the video click here

Work-Health Divide

Crossing the Work/Health Divide - Better Engagement with Employers 
Meeting report now available

All attendees enjoyed learning from the experiences of VR specialist colleagues across the UK. The discussion sessions enabled people to share their own perspectives. The importance of supporting employees mental health and ways of doing that was a significant feature of the day, along with an excellent presentation which got people thinking about what outcomes VR services should be measuring. To read the executive summary click here


People and Aninals

People and Animals UK CIC: An independent community organisation, driving social change, supporting coordinated community action in economically marginalised, isolated communities. Creating opportunities for excluded, vulnerable people to engage, share ideas and develop an identity, we utilise the non-threatening appeal of animals to overcome barriers faced; regardless of disability, mental health challenges, age, culture, economic status, background. From engagement to empowerment, we provide stability through strong community connections to enable voices of those who have not previously been heard.

Further details of the organisatin can be found from here