Hugh Jolly Workshops & Lecture


Hugh Jolly Memorial Lecture & Afternoon Workshop 2023

Thursday 23rd November – Teams


Afternoon Workshop: 14.00 – 15.30hrs

“Using Social Stories in Hospital for a Positive Patient Outcome’’ – Stephanie Liddle, Deputy Head of Play, GOSH

Evening Lecture: 19.00 – 20.30hrs

  • Society of Health Play Specialists – update and launch of professional standards
  • Sophie’s Legacy – update from Charlotte Fairall
  • Starlight and NHS England Taskforce update from Irene O’Donnell, Adrian Voce and Krutika Pau


2022 Afternoon Workshop

‘Understanding Autism and ADHD – CYP Neurodiversity Awareness Workshop’ presented by AdVANCE

2022 Evening Lecture – please email if you would like to be sent a link to the recording.

‘The Onward Programme – Outreach Service for the Wellbeing of Adolescents’ presented by Frenchesca James-Young, Senior Youth Support Co-ordinators & Advanced Youth Support Specialists, UCLH


2021 Afternoon Workshop

Playing through the pandemic! “Are there opportunities for Health Play Specialists to provide play and preparation support virtually?” Following popular demand, NAHPS are excited to offer an opportunity to explore, in detail, elements of virtual play support and how play can be adapted to a new way of working, in a new world. This workshop session will be offered by; Elizabeth Coombs and Charlotte Mayhew-Goodwin. Registered HPSET Health Play Specialists, UCLH NHS Trust, Play and Youth Services Team

Evening Lecture & Launch of New Joint Organisation; Society of Health Play Specialists (SHPS)

Our sessions was recorded and can be accessed below.

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