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  • Health & Social Care

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action

  • Thursday, 06 July 2017
  • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • 08:30 - 16:30
  • Overview

One in 10 children suffers from depression, anxiety or another diagnosable mental health problem, and 75% of mental illness starts before the age of 18. Official figures from NHS Digital show admissions for under-18s self-harm have been increasing for five years in a row. Adding to it an estimated £105bn costs every year on mental ill health, prioritising children’s mental health is essential.

The Government’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce launched Future in Mind in 2015, endorsed by NHS England’s own five-year plan for mental health. Extra funding of £250m each year until 2020 was designated to implement its core principles and to make a significant shift towards the prevention of ill health and the integration of services working with schools to strengthen resilience and improve support before health deteriorates.

However, according to The Commission on Children and Young People’s Mental Health’s final report, Time to Deliver, in the first year of the promised investment, only £143m was released instead of the £250m expected. Mental health providers have reported that the money failed to reach frontline services, with many still seeing cuts to their budgets. The Government for this new financial year has pledged to invest in child and adolescent mental health services with £140 million of NHS funding allocated to clinical commissioning groups. However, Royal College of Psychiatrists’ analysis says NHS bodies in some areas are spending little more than £2 per child despite surging demand on services.

Following the Future in Mind report, we know what an effective and modern children’s mental health service should look like, and we have a roadmap for how to get there. Now is everyone’s responsibility to deliver on it so that all young people receive the support they need to flourish and achieve their full potential.

Join us at Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action to hear practical advice and guidance that will help you to improve access and outcomes, reduce inequality and implement The Five Forward View principles across Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

By 2020/21 there will be significant expansion in access to high-quality mental health care for children and young people. NHS England’s Implementing The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health report sets a national target of at least 70,000 more children and young people benefiting from improved access to evidence-based treatment. To help meet the targets all local areas are required to have in place an expanded and refreshed Local Transformation Plans for children and young people’s mental health detailing how extra funds will be committed to support their ambitions across the whole local system.

Improving outcomes for children and young people will require a joint-agency approach, including action to intervene early and build resilience. NHS England has set out aims to work with partner organisations across health, education, youth justice, children’s services, the voluntary and independent sectors to consider how to deliver improvements in access to community based services. In delivering this expansion Clinical Commissioning Groups have been tasked to commission improved access to 24/7 crisis resolution and liaison mental health services which are appropriate for children and young people.

Further national programmes for vulnerable groups include: developing specialist services for children with complex needs in the justice system; developing a framework of integrated care for the secure estate; collaborative commissioning networks; testing integrated personal budgets for looked after children, care leavers and adopted children; and transforming care for those with a learning disability and/ or autism. NHS England has also announced plans to pump-prime funding during 2016/17 to test and evaluate models of crisis resolution for children and young people.

To reduce health inequalities, the Government has pledged to invest in child and adolescent mental health services, with £140 million of NHS funding allocated to clinical commissioning groups for 2017/18, with an additional £30 million for eating disorder services. However, The Commission on Children and Young People’s Mental Health’s final report, Time to Deliver, ensures that from the £250m funding agreed only £143m was released in the first year, and only £75m was distributed to CCGs. This could be the reason why local NHS areas are spending less than £10 a head on the mental health of children and young people in their communities as the recently launched Royal College of Psychiatrists’ report.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action will detail how objectives and targets set out in the Five Year Forward View can be made a reality. The agenda will focus on how mental health care for children and young people will be revolutionised by improving access to high quality care, promoting early interventions and driving greater collaborations across the care system and wider public sector.

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  • Benefits of attending

  • Gain insight into the priority recommendations of The Government’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce 2015 report, ‘Future in Mind’.
  • Explore how to promote good mental wellbeing and resilience by supporting children and young people and their families to adopt and maintain behaviours that support good mental health.
  • Learn how to preventing mental health problems from arising by taking early action with children, young people and parents who may be at greater risk.
  • Be inspired by examples of best practice from leading schools that are having an important role to play in tackling children’s mental health issues.
  • The conference will bring together professionals from NHS, local authorities, voluntary and community services, schools and other local services to engage and learn from each other.
  • Explore a whole-system approach focused on prevention of mental ill health, early intervention and integration of services.
  • Learn how to overcome the barriers that are preventing children and young people receiving the excellent mental health care they need.
  • Take advantage of excellent networking and interactive training opportunities.
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.

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  • Event Programme

08:30am

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25am

Chair’s Opening Address

Dr Jessica Deighton, Deputy Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit, University College London (UCL) (confirmed)
"Welcome and Introduction"
09:30am

Keynote Address

Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive, YoungMinds (confirmed)
"Promoting Resilience, Prevention and Early Intervention"

Young people’s mental health problems are reinforced by other problems like education and employment. Charities like YoungMinds are building strong partnerships with like-minded organisations, including NHS mental health services, to signpost and provide a more holistic service for young people.

09:50am
Dr Jacqueline Cornish OBE, National Clinical Director Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, NHS England (confirmed)
"Progress towards improving Mental Health in Children in NHS England"

There is much work underway following Future in Mind and the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, with a major emphasis on access and quality, and work on the Evidence Based Treatment Pathways for Crisis Care and Generic CYP Mental Health Services. In NHS England we remain focussed on delivery of our existing plans, as well as using the opportunity to enhance joined up working across education and social care to improve outcomes.

10:10am
Dr Neera Dholakia, GP Chair, Perinatal Steering Group (confirmed)
Dr Maddalena Miele, Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
Dr Kirsten Barnicott, Academic Perinatal Psychologist, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"Perinatal Mental Health"

The first step is to encourage a healthy pregnancy. Nationally, suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths. At least one in ten women is affected by mental disorders in the perinatal period and 5% will experience a major depressive episode. NHS England awarded almost £3m in November 2016 for a Perinatal Mental Health Community Service across the London boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster.

10:30am

Main Sponsor

Richard Andrews, Chairman and CEO, Healios (confirmed)
"Building Healthcare Models that Adapt to the Needs and Lifestyles of Young People and their Families"

There has been a significant shift in the lifestyles of young people and families over the last 10 years driven by the evolution of technology and transformation of industries such as shopping, banking and music. This shift in lifestyle means young people and their families are having different expectations on how they would like to engage and receive healthcare services. This talk will cover how new adaptable healthcare models are essential in successfully engaging with young people and their families for best outcomes, and, how these new models will also drive both an evolution and revolution in areas of prevention, treatment and management of care.

10:50am

Question and Answer Session

11:15am

Coffee in the Networking Area

12:00pm
Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Former Minister of State for Care and Support, Department of Health (confirmed)
"Future in Mind: Implementation"

This talk will explore the progress in transforming children and young people’s mental health care in England since the publication of Future in Mind, a government strategy to improve services published in March 2015, alongside a commitment to invest £1.25bn over five years.

12:20pm

Case Study

Andrew Rooney, Regional Manager (South East), XenZone (confirmed)
Sarvjeet Dosanjh, Senior Commissioning Manager (CAMHS) , East and North Hertfordshire CCG (confirmed)
"Kooth: How Online Counselling Can Provide an Early Intervention Solution for CYP Mental Health"

Kooth (from XenZone) is an online counselling and emotional well-being service for children and young people. Commissioned in Hertfordshire since March 2016, this presentation will explore how Kooth has provided children and young people in Hertfordshire with a stigma-free and easily accessible pathway to mental health support. We will explore the Kooth model and service usage from young people in Hertfordshire and the impact this is having on the community.

12:40pm
Paul Burstow, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (confirmed)
"What Would a Good Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper Look Like?"

Drawing on his experience as the Minister for Mental Health who commissioned the CYP
IAPT CAMHS transformation programme, his work as Chair of the Tavistock and Portman
NHS FT and the University of Birmingham Mental Health Policy Commission he is leading. Paul Burstow will set out his proposals for delivering better mental health support for
children and young people. 

13:00pm

Question and Answer Session

13:20pm

Lunch in the Networking Area

14:20pm

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:25pm

Case Study

Dr Sophie Nesbitt, Clinical Psychologist, Elysium Healthcare (confirmed)
Dr Lucia Giombini, Clinical Psychologist, Elysium Healthcare (confirmed)
"Thinking Flexibly – Applying Treatment Principles to Service Provision for Anorexia Nervosa"

Increased prevalence of eating disorders, increasing treatment cost and still limited evidence based interventions. This talk will focus on the application of treatment principles to the development of services for young people with anorexia nervosa. How does thinking about the bigger picture promote the use of integrated services?

14:45pm
Professor Dame Sue Bailey DBE, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (confirmed)
"Schools led approach to Mental Health Support"

Many schools already support their pupils’ mental health, but with training and support all schools can play their part in the wider system to support children and young people’s mental health.  The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition worked with Public Health England, to develop a framework to help schools understand how implementing the key principles of a whole school approach can help promote emotional health and wellbeing within schools. The Coalition was a co-sponsor of the Values Based Commission, which is being implemented in the Schools NorthEast Commission, Healthy MindED.

15:05pm

Case Study

Matt Buttery, Chief Executive Officer, Triple P UK (confirmed)
"Joining the Dots: The Role of Evidence-Based Parenting Programmes from Prevention to Treatment"

NICE compliant evidence-based parenting programmes, like Triple P, offer early intervention and treatment approaches that help stop the spiral into high cost crisis care. When deployed as a system Triple P provides dose-appropriate support for families across an area, demonstrating population health benefits, driving collaboration between stakeholders and easing pressure on waiting lists for CAMHS.

15:25pm

Question and Answer Session

15:40pm

Coffee in the Networking Area

15:55pm
Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) (confirmed)
"Reducing Health Inequalities"

The Government has pledged to invest in child and adolescent mental health services, with £119 million of NHS funding allocated to clinical commissioning groups for this financial year and another £140 million promised for 2017/18, with an additional £30 million for eating disorder services. However, as the recently launched Royal College of Psychiatrists’ report shows, local NHS areas are spending less than £10 a head on the mental health of children and young people in their communities.

16:15pm
Sir Albert Aynsley-Green Kt., Professor of Advocacy for Children and Childhood, Nottingham Trent University (confirmed)
"Why Do We Continue to Fail so many of Our Children and Young People?"
16:35pm

Question and Answer Session

16:45pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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The Royal National Hotel, London

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Offering breathtaking views across Russell Square the hotel is within easy walking distance to the British Museum. Well located with Russell Square underground station a 2 minute walk away.

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    Presentation Slides from the "Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action" conference. This document includes the presentations from Dr Jessica Deighton, Deputy Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit, University College London (UCL); Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive, YoungMinds; Dr Jacqueline Cornish OBE, National Clinical Director Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, NHS England; Dr Neera Dholakia, GP Chair, Perinatal Steering Group; Dr Maddalena Miele, Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Kirsten Barnicott, Academic Perinatal Psychologist, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; Andrew Rooney, Regional Manager (South East), XenZone; Sarvjeet Dosanjh, Senior Commissioning Manager (CAMHS), East and North Hertfordshire CCG; Paul Burstow, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust; Dr Sophie Nesbitt, Clinical Psychologist; Elysium Healthcare; Dr Lucia Giombini, Clinical Psychologist, Elysium Healthcare; Professor Dame Sue Bailey DBE, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges; Matt Buttery, Chief Executive Officer, Triple P UK and Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP).
  • Who did attend

Professionals from across the public, private and third sectors. Job titles include:

  • Academics
  • Acute and Community Mental Health Services
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Area Managers
  • Business / Service Development Managers
  • CAMHS Clinicians
  • CAMHS Services
  • Care Co-Ordinators
  • Chairs of NHS Trust Board
  • Chief Constables
  • Chief Executives and Assistant Chief Executives
  • Children and Young People’s
  • Clinical and Educational
  • Clinical Commissioning

 

  • Clinical Commissioning Group Members
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Commissioning Managers
  • Directors / Heads of Adult Social Services
  • Directors / Heads of Children’s Social Services
  • Directors / Heads of Finance
  • Directors / Heads of Housing
  • Directors / Heads of HR
  • Directors / Heads of Nursing
  • Directors / Heads of Public Health
  • Disability Advisors
  • Equality and Diversity / Inclusion Managers
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practitioners and Practice Managers
  • Heads of Commissioning
  • Heads of Service
  • Heads of Strategy
  • Heads of Supported Employment
  • Headteachers
  • Health and Wellbeing Boards
  • Health and Wellbeing Boards and Managers
  • Housing Associations
  • Medical Directors / Officers
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health/CAMHS
  • Nurses
  • Pastoral Care Teams
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychologists
  • School Counsellors
  • Services
  • Social Workers