Adversity, Trauma and Resilience
3-day knowledge exchange event
26th to 28th April 2022 – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Reaching our Ambition!
One year on “The first year has been all about building relationships and that is core to what we are trying to achieve” (WY ATR Evaluation 2021) The West Yorkshire Movement to prevent and combat the impact of trauma and adversity for all.

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WYH&CP) is pleased to host their 2nd Annual Adversity, Trauma and Resilience Knowledge Exchange in partnership with the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 April 2022 in a three-day online event.

With a focus on prevention, early intervention, and mitigating harm from preconceptions throughout life, the event will showcase the amazing work that is taking place across our system, reporting on progress towards reaching our collective ambition and early findings from our research, evaluation, and development of resources, throughout the three days we are event attendees on a journey from theory to practice.

Children and young people who experience adversity and trauma are at high risk of; poor physical/mental health and emotional wellbeing, substantive increases in adopting anti-social and health-harming behaviours, including serious violence, poor attendance/exclusion at school, and decreased educational attainment.

Adults who face multiple disadvantages as a result of trauma and adversity are four times more likely to become to have addictions, fifteen more times likely to take their own life, and three times more likely to be absent from work. To improve outcomes for the physical, mental health, and well-being of the people that live and work in West Yorkshire we need to work together to prevent trauma and adversity and mitigate existing harm across the life course and while fully eradicating trauma remains unlikely, actions to strengthen community resilience and assets may partially offset their immediate harms. Event attendees will be tasked over the three days to listen, respond, and share evidence, knowledge, and practice. There will be an emphasis on how grassroots expertise can underpin the shifts in culture and practice needed to achieve the West Yorkshire vision of ensuring the area is trauma-informed and responsive to people’s needs.

Guest speakers include:

Catherina Westwood, Senior Advanced Nurse Practitioner, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Alison Lowe, Deputy Mayor for Police and, Crime, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Policing and Crime Team
Dr Warren Larkin, Visiting Professor University of Sunderland, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Warren Larkin Associates
James Ward &Cherri Blissett, Rocket Science
Sue Northcott & Mark Crowe, Human Kind Charity
Kathryn Hodgson, Trainer/Expert, Katalyst4Change
Luke Turnbull, Niamh Cullen & Julia Caldwell, Calderdale CCG
Kathryn Ingold, Chief Officer/Consultant in Public Health, Leeds City Council
Richard Barber, Visible Director, Visible Project
Sharon Prince, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Deputy Director Psychological Professions, Leeds and York NHS Partnership Foundation Trust
Sarah Rycraft, Regional Manager – Yorkshire and Humber, Commissioned Rehabilitative Services, Ingeus Justice Services
Dr Kerry Hinsby, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Clinical Lead WY Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, Staff Psychological Wellbeing Lead, Leeds and York NHS Partnership Foundation Trust
Sue Francis,Advanced Practitioner and Project Lead for Trauma Informed Care, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Emma Holroyd, Team Manager, Children and, Adults Learning and, Organisational Development Team, Kirklees Council
Rob Webster, Chief Executive-Designate, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership
Kersten England, Chief Executive, Bradford Council
Emm Irving& Carrie Rae, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership
Tassie Weaver, Homelesslink
Joanne Poundford, Wakefield Council
Zak Yasin & Jo Howes, Bradford Council
Penny Netherwood, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Alisha Moreland-Capuia, Harvard University
Kelly Laycock, Violence Reduction Unit
Alex Littlewood, HMP Armley
Samana Saxton, Kirklees Council
Lisa Cherry, Author, researcher and leading international trainer and consultant