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Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Promoting Integration and Early Intervention

  • Thursday, 08 December 2016
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
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  • Overview

More than 850,000 children and young people in the UK have a diagnosable mental health disorder and half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. However, just the 7% of the total mental health budget is allocated to child & adolescent mental health services. Investing in services and support for young people at an early stage could not only reduce the care burden, but saves millions in future costs across the NHS, education, criminal justice and social care.

The Government’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce 2015 report, Future in Mind, made the case for a radical transformation of the design and delivery of support services. The report highlighted key aspirations for change such as improving public awareness and understanding of mental health; ensuring mental health support is more visible and easily accessible; and improving care for children and young people in crisis so they are treated in the right place at the right time and as close to home as possible.

Lack of integration between services is an obstruction for people with mental health problems. Three children in every classroom and 45% of children in care have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Mental health problems can lead to young people being disruptive, difficult, and withdrawn – how can services work together to ensure children and young people get the support they need? The Future in Mind report sets out how much can be achieved through the integration between the NHS, local authorities, voluntary and community services, schools and other local services.

This event will bring together professionals from across the public sector to learn how to overcome the barriers that are preventing children and young people receiving the excellent mental health care they need. Join us at Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Promoting Integration and Early Intervention to explore a whole-system approach focused on prevention of mental ill health, early intervention and integration of services.

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  • Event Programme


Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair’s Opening Address

  • Jane Case, Northern Hub Manager, YoungMinds (confirmed)

Keynote Address

  • Lily Makurah, Deputy National Lead, Public Mental Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England (confirmed)
"Promoting Good Mental Wellbeing and Resilience"

The promotion of good mental wellbeing and resilience is a journey that touches on a range
of services. The first step is to encourage a healthy pregnancy and a nurturing childhood by
supporting families to adopt and maintain behaviours that will lead to positive mental
health and wellbeing. Public Health England has recently developed an interactive tool to
help local commissioners and providers to plan their approach to perinatal and infant
mental health in their area.

  • Lorraine Khan, Associate Director, Children and Young People, Centre for Mental Health (confirmed)
"Missed Opportunities Across the Life Course for Supporting Children’s Mental Health"

By taking early action with children, young people and parents who may be at greater risk.
Providing a comprehensive overview of mental health from ages 0-25, the “Missed
Opportunities” report highlights that there is an average delay of a decade in children
receiving help. This decade of delay sees their problems multiply and get progressively
worse, eventually escalating into a crisis.


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.


Question and Answer Session


Coffee in the Networking Area


Case Study

"Mind: the Gap"

From challenging the knowledge and skills gap, to identifying new approaches and tackling
the funding gap, the team behind the child-first Worrinots app also ask “how can we
transition from mental health managers to mental health educators and preventers?”


Case Study

  • Gary Siva, Chief Executive Officer, Zumos (confirmed)
"Zumos – A Broad Spectrum Approach to Measurably Improving Mental Wellbeing and Resilience"

The presentation will demonstrate how on line technology can be used positively to deliver
a whole school intervention to break a negative downward cycle in mental wellbeing in our
schools on a daily basis. How it can measurably build resilience, self-confidence and disrupt
the current model of dealing only with crisis.

"Future of CAMHS"

This talk will outline the progress made since the government’s £1.25billion investment in
Local Transformation Plans, highlighting some of the great innovations that have emerged
so far, along with a view to the challenges ahead.


Question and Answer Session


Lunch in the Networking Area


Chair’s Afternoon Address

  • Harry Golby, Head of Service Improvement, Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (confirmed)
"Salford’s CAMHS – Schools Link Pilot"

Evidence shows that interventions taking a whole school approach to wellbeing have a
positive impact in relation to both physical health and mental wellbeing outcomes. From
the government’s promise to invest £1.4bn to transform mental health support for children
and young people in England, a £3m pilot scheme was included destined to trial “single
points of contact for schools to ensure support is joined up and quickly available when


Case Study

"Speed up your world with Speech Recognition"

I will be doing a live demonstration of the speech recognition solution so show the
delegates how this can save them time, money and improve their patient care. Stop
duplication speak it, see it, authorise it!

  • Dr Lesley French, Clinical Director for the Children’s Directorate, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"Supporting Children with Mental and Physical Health Needs"

Mental and physical health are intertwined. Having a mental health problem increases the
risk of physical ill health as well as children with physical health problems also need their
mental wellbeing and health supported.


Question and Answer Session


Coffee in the Networking Area

  • Dr Irene Sclare, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"Support for Emotional and Mental Health Problems at Schools"

DISCOVER is a new, evidence-based mental health programme, that is run in schools, to
help students who are highly stressed, and to build their resilience and confidence.
Designed in consultation with young people, DISCOVER is an award-winning, non
stigmatising approach for a wide range of student emotional and stress-related problems.

  • Wendy Meredith, Director of Population Health Transformation, Greater Manchester Health & Care Devolution (confirmed)
"The Role of New Models of Integrated Early Years Services in Preventing Complex Needs"

Whilst safeguarding is an obvious example of where social care and psychological services
need to work together, there are many examples of where they could work together, such
as parenting support and children in need. In Manchester, CCGs, Local Authorities and NHS
providers are working together to prepare for the devolution of health and social care
funding from April 2016 with the expectation of better-integrated health and social care


Question and Answer Session


Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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who will 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