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Free Resources for all Therapists this World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day this year, make use of our treasure trove of gratis resources for mental health practitioners, from watch-again webcasts of major conferences to informal clinical conversations with some of the more leading names in psychotherapy and counselling – free to everyone, everywhere.


‘Mental Health for All’ is the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, which is campaigning for greater investment and greater access in mental health provision – ‘for everyone, everywhere’.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we couldn’t agree more. Which is why PESI UK has been working to increase its investment in world-class free clinical resources.

We believe every therapist and mental health professional – and through them every client – should have access to the latest clinical knowledge and insights via world leading speakers and trainers.

This feels even more important at a time when many practitioners are under increased financial pressure, and distanced from their usual professional support and training networks.

From major conferences to informal clinical conversations, our free webcasts are there to keep you feeling connected, resourced and inspired at this strange and uncertain time. All are available to watch live, and many can be viewed again at your leisure.

You can catch up for free on our Mental Health Summit from May, for instance, which brings together nine leading clinicians and thought leaders to look at the mental health impact of the coronavirus crisis through both a clinical and a strategic lens.

Watch the Mental Health Summit for free to learn from Dan Siegel about neuroscience, Janina Fisher about trauma, and from Sue Johnson and Dan Hughes about the impact, respectively, of the pandemic on couples and children. We also hear from Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, Laura Falconer of Barnardo’s, Caroline Welch of the Mindsight Institute and Sarah Niblock of UKCP, as they talk strategy and forecast the future for the nation’s mental health. 

And don’t worry if you missed our Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health Summit, timed to coincide with the easing of restrictions and reopening of schools in August. You can still watch all the presentations and panel discussions for free, including Peter Levine on the role of regulatory figures, Stephen Porges on the state of young nervous systems, and tech addiction expert Nicholas Kardaras – as well as the CEOs of three top children’s charities.

Our free provision isn’t just for one-off events, either.

Every Thursday at 5pm, leading practitioners join us from their desks – or their sofas – for an informal but in depth clinical conversation about their specialist area of psychotherapy. Sign-up in advance and you’ll be sent a free link to the hour-long live webcast and Q&A.

This month alone, you can still join resilience trainer Linda Graham for a conversation on ‘bouncing back’ from trauma and adversity (Thursday 15 October); Deborah Dana on practical applications of Polyvagal Theory (Thursday 22 October); and Arielle Schwartz on the essentials of complex trauma (Thursday 29 October).

Across the website, you’ll also find many worksheets from top international practitioners, all free to download and use in your own client work.

And of course, you can always delve in to our free access Blog. Updated at least twice a week with quick and compelling reads, the Blog brings together key voices from across the therapy profession, sharing practical tips and timely insights to enrich your practice and get you thinking.

Please do make the most of this wealth of world-class free clinical resources, and help us mark World Mental Health Day by ensuring you – and hence your clients – are getting the support you need, whatever your income, and wherever you are.    


Tracy Jarvis

Tracy Jarvis is the Director of PESI UK and is a UKCP registered Psychotherapist in private practice. She specialises in trauma, stress and neuroscience.

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