Training & Courses

Presumably an ALL STAFF meeting in sports hall.

All of this information is yet to come. We will put it up as soon as possible.



We're going to look at putting Induction Training dates on this page and update it as much as possible. Thus, with any luck, if you are missing any of the below, or you need to attend a refresher, you can see when the next event is occurring.We will make note of which policies have been updated for ease of reference.

INDUCTION FOR NEW/RECENT STAFF – see below – please come to these sessions if you started mid term and have not attended before

There is a free course which is coming up that might be of particular interest for the staff at Blossom House.

SMART-ASD: Matching autistic people with technology resources.  


It is run by the University of Bath and is focused on assessing the right technological resources to help children with autism.  


There are multiple other courses here✓&q=disability&commit=Search+courses that might be of interest too. All for free.

There is a free course which is coming up that might be of particular interest for the staff at Blossom House.

Understanding Autism

Understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum and life with autism, with this online course.

Past Training & Courses

As part of the World Autism Awareness Week 27th March - 2nd April, what will you be hosting in raising awareness on autism?



If you have an autistic student in your class, you may not know about the many small ways in which you can help them to have a better time at school. Sometimes it's a little bit of the right kind of extra support which can make all the difference to someone on the autism spectrum who is struggling.


Sign up now and receive free information and resources fortnightly.

Help your autistic students with MyWorld - NAS

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) presents the

- 2017 Emanuel Miller Lecture and National Conference -

Friday 10 March 2017

Royal College of Physicians, London


Eating and feeding disorders in children and young people - advances in basic science, prevention and treatment



Professor Beate Herpertz-Dahlman, University of Aachen, Germany
presenting the Emanuel Miller Lecture



Dr Dasha Nicholls, Great Ormond Street Hospital; Dr Rachel Byrant-Waugh, Great Ormond Street Hospital;
Andrew Radford, CEO BEAT and Professor Ulrike Schmidt, Maudsley Hospital



This day conference brings an outstanding line up of speakers who are world renowned practitioners, clinicians and researchers in the area of eating disorders in young people. Their talks will focus on topics that draw on up to date research and practice innovation, including: translating basic neuroscience into clinical practice in anorexia nervosa, treatment for anorexia nervosa, and for avoidant and restrictive food intake disorder, and the role of the voluntary sector in treatment and prevention of eating disorders.



We are delighted to announce that Professor Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, University of Aachen, Germany will be presenting the Emanuel Miller lecture From basic research to clinical treatment in adolescent anorexia nervosa – the benefit of looking both ways.


Further speakers include:

Dr Dasha Nicholls, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Standardising care for young people with Eating Disorders: is it feasible or desirable?

Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Managing Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in young people

Andrew Radford, CEO of BEAT

The changing role of the charity sector – how BEAT helps more people get help with their eating disorder faster

Professor Ulrike Schmidt, Maudsley Hospital, London

Early interventions in eating disorders - an adult psychiatrists perspective



ACAMH conferences present a fantastic opportunity to network with your peers over lunch and coffee, or start getting involved before the event:

Twitter - Follow @ACAMH
Facebook - Like our page
LinkedIn - Follow the ACAMH company page


"ACAMH is an important organisation and the journals are amazing value. Devour them every time they drop through the letterbox"
- Bill Coley, Practitioner (Educational Consultant specialising in education and child mental health)


ACAMH a truly multi-disciplinary membership organisation focused on ‘bridging’ the gap between rigorous research and best practice relating to children’s mental health. ACAMH holds a body of knowledge and acts as an information hub for sharing best practice to benefit all of those who work with children. ACAMH comprises a unique membership of clinicians, practitioners and world-leading child mental health researchers,working across an array of child and adolescent mental health domains.

  • ACAMH raises standards in the understanding and management of child mental health issues. It publishes the JCPP, an internationally acclaimed and world-leading child & adolescent psychology and psychiatry journal, that brings together empirical research, clinical studies and reviews in order to advance how we understand and approach child and adolescent mental health.

  • ACAMH also publishes the CAMH journal, a high quality, peer-review of child and adolescent mental health services research, which has articles for practitioners describing evidence-based clinical methods and clinically orientated research.

  • ACAMH supports the professional development of all those working to support the mental health of children and young people, by running a variety of conferences, training events, special interest groups and masterclasses throughout the year on topical issues, as well as providing access to a library of engaging on-line CPD topics delivered by national experts.

  • ACAMH is committed to sharing information & best practice across the UK through its network of branches, with volunteers from a range of professional disciplines dedicated to creating a CAMH community that is making a difference.


ACAMH member: £140
Non-ACAMH member: £165
ACAMH student/trainee/retired member: £65
Book online (credit or debit card payment only)

Print out and post or fax back the attached PDF booking form to 020 7403 7081


If you’d prefer to book over the phone with your credit card please call tel: 020 7403 7458

Blossom Lower School & Upper House

Principal: Joanna Burgess Dip.C.S.T, MPCSLT, Dip.R.S.A SpLD. PGCE

Station Road 

Motspur Park

New Malden, KT3 6JJ

t/ 020 8946 7348

f/ 020 8944 5848