As reputable producers of professional public sector conferences, Open Forum Events is pleased to introduce the Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Right Care-Right Time conference.
With an established portfolio of events focusing on mental health matters, this conference will continue to explore the factors affecting the wellbeing and mental health of the younger generation and how they can be best supported.
Mental Health problems are not uncommon amongst children and young people and can impact on all aspects of their lives including their educational attainment, physical health and relationships. It is estimated that I in 6 suffer with common problems, such as depression and anxiety, whilst self-harm is more prevalent than any other age group and suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15-19-year-olds. These figures have been exacerbated by the pandemic, with two thirds of young people expressing that their mental health has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
This conference will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the scale of the problem and seek to identify the way forward towards improved care and support. The plenary agenda will feature a line up of expert speakers, imparting information, sharing best practice and stimulating discussion
The delegate focused programme has been designed to allow for maximum interactive engagement between speakers and audience through question-and-answer sessions, whilst interspersed between plenary presentations there will be ample opportunity for casual networking and knowledge sharing with peers and fellow professionals.
Book your place at the CPD accredited Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Right Care-Right Time conference to gain a full briefing on the current situation and contribute in the deliberations to secure better care for young people for a better future.
In partnership with Embrace Resilience we are offering all delegates a package of free e-learning courses worth £60 when you register for this event.
These courses are used widely across mental health, health, and care sectors. and meet CQC requirements for training and development. In addition to the courses, delegates will have free access to download a toolkit including planners and journals to help with their own personal resilience.
We will send a list of courses from which you can select your free 5 course package after you register.
The Health and Social Care Committee published a report in December 2021 on Children and Young People’s Mental Health. The report calls for urgent action to prevent mental health services slipping backwards as a result of additional demand created by the pandemic and the scale of unmet need prior to it.
The Kids Network is an early intervention charity supporting children before and often during the transition from primary to secondary school. The presentation will explore how, through its unique mentoring model, The Kids Network offers children who may have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences, protective factors. Supporting 8-11 year olds at a crucial stage in their development, the intervention ensures children have access to positive childhood experiences throughout the year-long programme, while also building the tools to continue to thrive in the future.
An overview of the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in Blackburn with Darwen and a close look at the development of a transition package to allow year 6 pupils to access the right support, at the right time.
Hear about the experience of a NHS Trust working closely with schools and colleges to offer early intervention support for children and young people in their area, how they are using data to drive improvements in their service and how the digital tools in iaptus CYP are supporting them. Presented with Mayden, creators of the iaptus CYP digital care record designed for CYP mental health services.
Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.
Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent category of mental disorders among children in the UK. Whilst child-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is regarded as the gold standard treatment, more than 40% of participants do not demonstrate significant improvement.
The role of parental factors in the maintenance of child anxiety highlights the importance of working with parents, and a parent-focused intervention can provide capacity for treatment to be briefer, reduce financial burden, and minimise stigma for the child, plus in extend reach to address parent factors related to child anxiety (e.g. parental modelling of anxious behaviours and cognitions).
This presentation will explore a new addition to Triple P’s internationally recognised system, Fear-Less Triple P, and cover it’s evidence and flexible delivery formats from group to parent self-directed online support.
Ranked by the United Nations as the world’s most extensively researched family skills training programme, Triple P is backed by more than 40 years of ongoing research. Triple P parenting programmes are used in 30 countries around the world. Triple P UK is a certified B Corporation®. Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
The number of young people in England requiring hospitalisation, due to an eating disorder, has dramatically increased due to COVID-19. The number of under-20s admitted over the past year reached 3,200 - nearly 50% higher than in 2019-20.
This presentation will provide an overview of the factors contributing to the rise in children and young people developing a problematic gambling disorder, delivered by Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE - Founder and Director of the UK's National Centre for Behavioural Addictions.
This slot is reserved for organisations looking to engage delegates with services and opportunities that compliment conference presentation and discussion panel topics. If you're interested in delivering a Case Study, contact us on 0161 376 9007.
A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.
Contradicting the stereotype that autistic individuals lack interest in social interaction, many autistic individuals wish to socialise and experience meaningful connections. Given the high rate of co-existing mental health conditions in the autistic population, the importance of community connectedness and sense of belonging should not be underestimated. Reflecting on the experience of establishing a community based autism hub for aged 16 plus, the speaker makes a case for similar provision for autistic children and young people. Inclusive spaces where autistic individuals feel valued and free to be their authentic self are imperative. Furthermore, such provisions can help to mitigate the negative effects experienced by marginalised groups.
In 2021 the Extreme group and the CCG co-produced a survey that explored peoples preferred terms to describe autism. We also asked respondents to rate how much they liked and did not like commonly used terms. We would like to present the findings of this survey and what we did next.
Suicide is the leading cause of death among 15–35-year-olds in both men and women and is a major public health concern; it occurs at a higher rate in this population than any other age group (Edwards, 2020). An estimated two hundred children a year lose their lives through completed suicide in the UK (Papyrus, 2018 and 2020). These figures are likely to be an under-estimation as coroners’ verdicts can be inconclusive unless there was clear evidence of the intention to take one’s life. With over half of completed suicides, individuals will have previously self-harmed. Self-harming, suicidal ideation and attempts are often minimised as ‘attention seeking’. This is unhelpful and needs to change, as does our language; moving from ‘what is wrong with you?’ to ‘what has happened to you’?
Edwards J. (2020) Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Suicide risk in the young, what, how and who to study. https://tinyurl.com/y49bojdy (accessed March 2022).
Papyrus (2018) Building suicide-safer schools and colleges: a guide for teachers and staff. https://tinyurl.com/yxj36j9p (accessed March 2022).
Papyrus (2022) Prevention of Young Suicide, available from: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ (accessed March 2022).
Using the Millennium Cohort Study, a large nationally representative cohort sample of UK children, our research showed that over half of children experienced trajectories of exposure to poverty and/or family adversity, which were associated with worse child physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural outcomes. Over 40% of children experienced high risk of exposure to either poverty and/or parental mental health problems throughout childhood. One in ten children experienced persistent risk of poverty and poor parental mental health up to age 14 which was associated with over six times the odds of child mental health problems, and double the odds of obesity and cognitive disability.
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• Accrue 8 CPD points
• Receive an update on current demand and how children and young people can be better supported at times of crisis
• Hear how provision can be made more accessible and approachable
• Gain insight of how socio economics impacts on wellbeing, especially for those experiencing poverty and deprivation
• Develop greater awareness of eating disorders and the most appropriate approach to support young people
• Improve awareness and understanding of self-harming and suicidal behaviour
• Learn of measures being undertaken to reduce inpatient care and develop more community support
• Be updated on the work being done in schools for early intervention and prevention
• Realise the relationship between gambling and gaming with mental health
• Understand more about legislative progress to heighten protection and safeguarding
• Engage in sharing best practice
• Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate with speakers and fellow professionals
• Take advantage of knowledge sharing and professional networking
If you are awaiting funding you can request us to hold your place today to ensure you do not miss out.
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Acute and Community Mental Health Services
Allied Health Professionals
Business / Service Development Managers
Chairs of NHS Trust Board
Chief Executives and Assistant Chief Executives
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Directors / Heads of Adult Social Services
Directors / Heads of Children's Social Services
Directors / Heads of Housing
Directors / Heads of Nursing
Directors / Heads of Public Health
Equality and Diversity / Inclusion Managers
General Practitioners and Practice Managers
Heads of Commissioning
Heads of Service
Heads of Strategy
Health and Wellbeing Boards and Managers
Medical Directors / Officers
Mental Health Researchers
Pastoral Care Teams