Mental Health in the Young Conference: Caring for young minds
“I think we are letting down too many families and not intervening early enough when there is a curable mental health condition, which we can do something about when a child is eight or nine” – Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health
In October 2016, Jeremy Hunt described the care provided by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as “the biggest single area of weakness” in the NHS. Despite a £1.4 billion Government investment in mental health care for the young, many children are still facing lengthy waits for treatments while many clinical commissioning groups have been forced to divert some of these funds to cover other priorities.
This drop in the availability and quality of care comes at a time when CAMHS are facing unprecedented levels of demand. Figures from June 2016 showed that more than 250,000 young people in England are being treated by the NHS for mental health problems ranging from anxiety, depression and eating disorders. An NHS study uncovered worrying rates of post-traumatic stress disorder and self-harm among young women. In January 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled a raft of new measures including mental health first aid training for schools and improved access to youth mental health services. The steps are designed to ensure “children and young people get the help and support they need and deserve”.
Join us for Mental Health in the Young Conference, where leading experts will discuss the current crisis in mental health services for children and young people.
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Topics covered on the day will include:
- To what extent is the youth mental health system in crisis?
- Will the new measures announced by Theresa May have a significant impact on children’s mental health?
- Is the £1.4 billion of additional funding for CAMHS being allocated correctly?
- How are young people with mental health issues treated within the Youth Justice System and has the “point of arrest” diversion model been effective?
- What is the role of parent / child relationships in youth mental health?
- How are young people with mental health problems being supported in the education sector and what needs to improve?
- How can childcare, adoption and fostering policy have a more positive impact?
- What are the causes of suicide and self-harm among young people and what groups are most at risk?
- How can organisations work together to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to young people?
- Benefit from unique insights into the latest Government decisions and policy developments.
- Learn from examples of best practice from the people working on the front line of healthcare, education and youth mental health services.
- Quiz expert speakers and have your specific questions answered during a panel discussion.
- Connect with delegates from across the public sector, discuss solutions to shared problems and identify opportunities to collaborate with other organisations.
- Plan ahead and anticipate how the Government’s renewed focus on mental health will shape CAMHS in the years to come.
Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
Opening Remarks from Chair
Dr Sue McAndrew, Reader in Mental Health, University of Salford
Dr McAndrew is a Reader in Mental Health at the University of Salford and an active researcher. Sue has worked in mental health nursing since 1972. In 1992 she became a lecturer at the University of Leeds, where she worked for 17 years, during which time she continued to work one day per week in primary MH care. In 2009 Sue took up post as Research Fellow at University of Salford.&
Sue has published extensively and co-edited 3 books; Sexual Health: Foundations for Practice; Using Patient Experience in Nurse Education; and Creative approaches in health and social care education and practice: Knowing me, understanding you. Her research interests include CSA; self-harm; suicide, user/carer involvement, therapeutic engagement and preparation for the emotionality inherent in mental health nursing practice. Sue is associate editor for the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing and currently chairs the Post Graduate Research, Innovation and Enterprise Ethics Panel.
Sandeep Ranote, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Director of Clinical Networks - 5BP NHS FT, CAMHS lead - NHS England Strategic clinical networks
GM Devolution : CAMHS Revolution
Deborah Blackburn, Deputy Director Public Health nursing, Salford City Council
Salford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Transformation Plan
Refreshments & Networking Break
Dr Shermin Imran, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Lead Clinician CAMHS Services Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Advisor CAMHS Strategic Clinical Network Gr. Manchester & Eastern Cheshire, Elected member of NHSE CAMHS Clinical Reference Group for Tier 4 CAMHS, North West Regional CAMHS representative for Royal College of Psychiatrists
The regional and national CAMHS initiatives we are involved in:
Paul O’ Reilly, Assistant Head Teacher, Cloughside College
Our role in supporting the Gardener Unit and Junction 17
Dr Brenda Louise Atkin, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Care in Mind
Society, Risk and Adolescent Mental Health
Sue McAndrew, Reader in Mental Health, University of Salford
Young, gifted, and caring: young carers, their mental health, and getting them involved in education, research and practice
Lunch & Networking
Roger Kadama (BEng Honours), CEO, iSAT Health
Integrated Smart Device Technology (ISDT) Solutions
In Mental Health for the Young :
Keith Waters, Liaison Team Research Project Manager, Director of Centre for Self-harm & Suicide Prevention, Derbyshire NHS Foundation Trust
Jenny Ness, Research Project Manager, Liaison Psychiatry at DHCFT ,Research Project Manager, Centre for Self-harm & Suicide Prevention Research at DHCFT, Derbyshire NHS Foundation Trust
Myths and misconceptions in relation to self-harm
PANEL DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE Q&A
Closing Remarks from Chair
Dr Sue McAndrew, Reader in Mental Health, University of Salford
Close of Conference
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Who should attend?
Primary and secondary school head teachers and deputies, Classroom teachers and teaching assistants, School governors and education advisers, Children’s services leaders and practitioners, Youth service leaders and practitioners, Early help teams, Children’s wellbeing charities, Public health professionals, CAMHS professionals, Clinical commissioning groups, School nurses, SEN professionals, Educational psychologists.Architects, Contractors, Design Consultants and Service Users.