Festival of Leadership & Learning - Tuesday 2 July, 4pm

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Dr Warren Larkin

Dr Larkin is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and in addition to his clinical work with people experiencing psychosis and trauma, he has remained an active lecturer and researcher holding many honorary academic positions.

Prior to founding Warren Larkin Associates in 2017, Warren spent 24 years in the NHS, working predominantly with individuals and families experiencing serious mental health difficulties. He has a long-standing interest in the relationships between childhood adversity and outcomes later in life and has published numerous research articles.

Currently Warren is co-leading the implementation of trauma informed approaches in 100 secondary schools in England, which is being evaluated by means of a randomised controlled trial funded by the Youth Endowment Fund and the Home Office. His 25 years as a therapist for people and families navigating psychosis and trauma has now led him to focus predominantly on applying trauma theory to organisations and systems.

He is also writing a book about trauma, adversity, and resilience and why we urgently need to focus on prevention in order to improve health and wellbeing for future generations.

Dr Warren Larkin

Dr Linda Harris OBE

Dr Harris is the founding Chief Executive of Spectrum and also our Chief Medical Officer. She is a trustee of the charity Spectrum People and Executive Chair of SLD Training, both of which are part of the Spectrum family.

She is a board member and workforce lead for Wakefield District Health & Care Partnership and plays an active role in the regional West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.

A former Wakefield GP, Linda has championed the needs of vulnerable people for over 15 years. She is a passionate advocate for patient centred, values based services, with an interest in health inclusion, system change, substance misuse recovery and workforce wellbeing. Linda was awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours for services to the NHS.

Dr Linda Harris the founding Chief Executive

More about the session

Throughout the session Dr. Larkin will unravel the mysteries of terminology and compellingly present a persuasive case for change.

As we confront the daunting challenge of escalating demands among a workforce increasingly depleted of both numbers and resilience, Dr. Larkin will guide us through the vital task of crafting trauma-informed services and investing in proactive prevention strategies.

But the journey doesn’t end there. We will also delve into the very essence of resilience, sharing invaluable wisdom on maintaining well-being in the workplace and harnessing the power of relationships.

Prepare to be inspired, informed and empowered as we navigate this vital terrain together with Dr. Warren Larkin leading the way.