Family Mediation Matters
30th March 9am -1pm at Hotel De France
Featuring Guest speakers:

His Honour Judge Stephen Wildblood QC
Designated family judge for Avon, North Somerset and Gloucestershire
“Why mediation is increasingly important within the family justice system”
Margaret Pendlebury
Trustee National Family Mediation
“Child inclusive mediation”
Michael Jacobs & Susan Tilley
Mediators and PPCs
“Mediation and the reasonable person”
3 hours CPD
50 pounds for attendees, 30 pounds for attendees from the voluntary sector
Registration fee includes buffet lunch. Please register at by Monday 13th March
W: T: 01534 638898 Limited places available

With Professor Lorimer Moseley 9th & 10th June 2017 – St Helier, Jersey
PROFESSOR LORIMER MOSELEY Professor Lorimer Moseley is a clinical scientist investigating pain in humans. After posts at The University of Oxford, UK, and the University of Sydney, Lorimer was appointed Foundation Professor of Neuroscience and Chair in Physiotherapy, The Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia. He is also Senior Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. He has published over 200 papers, four books and numerous book chapters. He has given over 140 keynote or invited presentations at interdisciplinary meetings in 30 countries and has provided professional education in pain sciences to over 10,000 medical and health practitioners and public lectures to as many again. His YouTube and TEDx talks have been viewed over 200,000 times. He consults to governmental and industry bodies in Europe and North America on pain-related issues.
2 DAY Explain Pain Supercharged Course
Since explaining pain emerged as a viable therapeutic intervention for the treatment of chronic pain, there have been 20 RCTs and numerous audits and treatment studies that support its effects in that context. However, limitations have also emerged. Most of these limitations link to the complexity of the biology itself, the way the biology is parcelled into thinking frameworks and clinical reasoning guides, and the way we actually ‘deliver’ pain biology knowledge. This two-day course will first present a quick overview of where we have come from – a kind of quick Explain Pain refresher– and then focus on addressing these limitations. It will cover: getting to know the theories that currently guide modern pain science and rehabilitation; getting to know your own theories - clinician self-awareness and self-efficacy in identifying and implementing their theories; the notion of modulation and action neurotags, the principles that guide their operation and the implications for clinical practice; current concepts in the biology of ‘danger detection and transmission’ (also known as ‘nociception’); DIMs, SIMs and the Protectometer; identifying conceptual change targets; planning and practising delivery in a way that sticks; explaining pain as part of a wider prevention or rehabilitation programme. The course is heavily informed by Moseley & Butler Explain Pain Supercharged, which will serve as the course manual and will be provided.
After this course, it is hoped that you will:
1. Understand the theoretical basis for modern approaches to pain prevention and rehabilitation.
2. Be confident identifying and interrogating the theories that underpin your own clinical practice.
3. Understand the principles that govern the operation of neural networks or neurotags.
4. Have an increased understanding of nociception, from primary stimulus detection, how inflammation changes it, spinal cord mechanisms.
5. Understand the basic mechanism and implications of neuroimmune coupling in the CNS.
6. Understand and be able to implement The Protectometer as a biopsychosocial tool for pain rehabilitation.
7. Have elevated skills and confidence in targeting your Explain Pain interventions to suit you, the learner, the context and the message itself.
8. Be aware of tricks to facilitate the stickiness of your message.
9. Be able to evaluate your Explain Pain intervention and communicate your goals and results to other stakeholders.
Course venue and running times:
The course will be held at the King Centre, Clarkson House (Jersey Hospice), Mont Cochon, St Helier, Jersey
Registration day 1 from 8.30 with coffee on arrival; day 2 will start at 9.00 – with both days finishing at 5.00. This equates to 14 hours CPD.
Included in course costs:
2 full day workshop covering Explain Pain Supercharged – opportunity to be the first delegates to cover the new material with Professor Moseley in the British Isles.
Lunch and refreshments on both days
Course material: the new Explain Pain Supercharged text book (not currently available to buy but will retail in excess of £50 – be the first to receive the textbook in the UK through course attendance).
Prepayment is essential to secure course attendance
Please make cheques payable to “Treasurer of the States” and send to:
c/o Dr Julia Morris
Pain Management Centre
Overdale Hospital, St Helier
Jersey JE2 3LP
BACs payments as follows:
Bank: HSBC Bank
Account name: States of Jersey Treasury and Resources (Department Health Charges)
Sort code: 40-25-34
Account Number: 01546368
Ref: KSS560 Explain Pain
Course fees:
Medical Doctors and Consultants 450 pounds (group discount of 3 or more 400 pounds per delegate)
Nursing & Midwifery, AHPs, other clinicians 350 pounds (Group discount of 3 or more 300 pounds per delegate)
Charitable sector staff 300 pounds (Group discount of 3 or more 250 pounds per delegate)
For further information on travel to jersey or accommodation please go to: or email course organisers below:
If you require any further information on the course or costs please email the course organisers Julia Morris and Alessio Agostinis: or

1 in 4 women experiences domestic abuse in their lifetime

The next date for the Dynamics & Consequences of Domestic Abuse workshop is 17 March 2017.

The workshop is designed for professionals working with families and discusses signs of domestic abuse, the impact on women and children as well as what support there is for families. If you would like to attend the workshop please complete the application form and return it to

Two info talks for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of domestic abuse:

23 March 2016 - Post-Separation Abuse
Held at Elim Rock Church

Leaving an abusive partner does not always mean this is the end of the abuse. This talk will cover the different forms of post-separation abuse, how children are affected and will discuss strategies to support the victim.

22 June 2016 - Child to Parent Abuse (APVA)
Venue TBC

APVA is a hidden form of domestic abuse which may be difficult to identify. The presentation aims to improve participant's ability to recognise the presence of APVA in a family and will also discuss what there is to offer in Jersey to support these families.

The cost is 10 pounds p/p and there is limited amount of spaces on each talk so book early to avoid disappointment. If you are interested, please complete the application form and return it to

Our Outreach team also offers in-house training and tailor-made info talks to suit the needs of your organisation. Please contact us on 505061 or for more information.