Conferences, Courses & Events
All conferences, courses and events listed on this site have relevance to our Members. As part of the arrangement with course organisers we ensure that all Football Medical Association Members receive a discount on events listed below.
**FREE COURSE** Taking Action - Tackling Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION SUPPORTED BY THE PREMIER LEAGUE
COURSE FOR FMPA MEMBERS
Discussions between the FMPA and Premier League have led to the funding of an education workshop for medicine and performance staff in professional football.
This will be held at the Etihad Stadium and will be FREE to all FMPA members.
A nominal charge of £30 will be applicable for non-members.
The event is expected to stimulate a lively debate about where we are with this increasingly important issue and explore the role of, and the thoughts of our members in determining what needs to be done to deliver best practice care within football.
Please note delegate spaces will be limited and allocated on a first come basis.
Schedule – ‘Taking Action’ FMPA Conference
2.00 – 2.15 Introduction
Setting out the format of the event
2.15 – 2.30 Premier League
Detailing the work that the Premier League are doing in Mental Health
2.30 – 3.00 Sporting Chance
Colin Bland or Alex Mills
Defining Mental Health challenges within Football
3.00 – 3.20 Professor Andy Smith
First Aid for Mental Health
3.20 – 3.40 Welfare and Safeguarding Officer
Mental Health outside of the Premier League
Mike Hurn – Wigan Athletic FC
3.40 – 4.10 Break
4.10 – 4.40 Mental Illness
4.40 – 5.00 Club Medical Staff and their role in Mental Health Awareness
5.00 – 5.45 Taking Action – setting out a plan for management of Mental Health in Football – possibly a ‘consensus statement’ for publication in FMPA magazine
5.45 – 6.00 Summing up and Closing comments