Following last year's postponement of our Balens Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were delighted to confirm that we would be running the full programme for 2021 in an new Online Webinar format.

The focus of the Event was on Mental Health and Well-Being. Helping therapists to understand what they need to look out for in their own clients, how they may be able to help and when they need to refer on.

The 8th Balens CPD Event (and 1st virtual one) took place on Thursday 20th May 2021 with all speakers from our previous programme taking part. We're thrilled to confirm it was a resounding success (see testimonials below) and recordings from the day will be available here shortly.

Dr Michael Dixon
spoke on Mental Health - a case for integration: why, what and how this may work in practice. Dr Michael Dixon discussed current approaches in mental health and why an integrated approach is necessary.

Dr Rosy Daniel, discussed Mapping the Mental Health Territory for us, explaining the key symptoms and range of needs people have in body, mind and spirit when experiencing them.

Hannah Volpe addressed The Legal Bit: Vulnerable Patients, Consent and Psychiatric Injuries, including examples of cases involving claims for psychiatric injury.

Helen Wadley CEO of Mind Birmingham , looked at Current trends in mental health provision - where do Natural Health and Well-Being Professionals fit into the scene now and going forward?

The decision to move our CPD Event online was as a direct result of continued uncertainty regarding the pandemic and social distancing requirements. The Holistic Health Show has been postponed until May 2022. 

As previously our CPD event was supported by Balens and our Insurance partners.

Event Sponsors:

Balens Ltd, Zurich Insurance plc, DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd, Ansvar Insurance

Event Testimonials

I would love to say that this event was amazing. My words can not describe how much I have learned, how incredible speakers we had.
MM Jun 2021
I was deeply grateful for the opportunity to be part of this event and I have learned a lot with huge inspirations which I wasn't expecting from the insurance company. Now I feel so lucky to be able to choose Balens as my business insurance and I would love to recommend it to anyone who needs insurance in the future, so thank you.
AJ
Thanks so much for putting on this amazing event. I was looking forward to it, and it really exceeded my expectations. All very interesting, and great to be part of.
RC
I found the day inspiring, uplifting, informative and it made my day. The speakers on the day filled me with positivity and hope for the future.
PE
Thank you again for such an excellent event, I am a new business (been with you for three years) and was lovely to for the first time, be able to attend an event. Being online was so much easier and cost effective for me as a sole trader. I do look forward to an in person event also!
LS
Just to say thank you so much for a thoroughly informative and inspiring webinar last Thursday - it was a marvellously uplifting day. Even though we were not face to face, the inclusive nature of the presentation created a warm, friendly atmosphere.
DA
I would like to say a massive thank you for yesterday, it was really inspirational and very, very interesting. David was brilliant and clearly was supported by an excellent team ensuring that everything went smoothly. I really hope you do something similar again.
CS
Thank you all so much for giving your time and effort to put this CPD event online. It was an amazing mix of different people and extremely informative. I feel very uplifted that there is so much good work going on, despite current global difficulties.
MD
I’d just like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Balens and all your esteemed speakers for the wonderful CPD event today. It was one of the best CPD events I’ve taken part in. I felt engaged the entire time and learned a tremendous amount. I can only imagine the extra work it has meant for you all and I’m very grateful. Please also pass on my thanks in particular to David whose inspiration and generosity brought this event into being.
JS
Thank you for such a fantastic, well organised, inspirational day! I hardly noticed time passing.
FD
Thank you for organising what was a very enjoyable and informative CPD webinar day event. The speakers were fantastic and thank you to all the people whose hard work in the background made the event possible.
CS
The speakers were very interesting and inspiring, reminding me of why I have been studying and working in this field for more than 20 years and providing lots of food for thought and sparks of interest for possible new directions.
AL
I've done quite a lot of CPD this past year and this event could quite possibly be the best one of them all... ...All of the speakers were fascinating and I took many notes and found the speakers social media and followed them.
JT