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Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

Monday 26 February 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults
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The Government has recently published proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people in England, and over £300 million has been made available to fund them. The Executive Summary states; “We will roll out our new approach – incorporating all three pillars, including Designated Senior Leads for mental health in schools, creating Mental Health Support Teams and reducing waiting times – to at least a fifth to a quarter of the country by the end of 2022/23. We will start with a number of trailblazer areas, operational from 2019, which will be supported by robust evaluation so that we understand what works.” Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper, Dec 2017

This National CAHMS Summit aimed at all CAMHS professionals in front line services who have a role in supporting young people’s mental health & well being will focus on improving child and adolescent mental health services in line with the Governments proposals. Through national updates including an opening address from Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive, YoungMinds, and case studies this conference aims to set the scene for progress already being made and what needs to change to achieve The Five Year Forward View.

Speakers on the day will provide insight on a range of subject areas which have been highlighted as key points for improving mental health services for Children and Young People, such as: the NICE Guidance for young people transitioning into adult services, NICE Guidance for Depression in young people, improving access to services, suicide prevention, out of hours crisis care for young people, Eating Disorders in children and young people, self harming in children and young people, and multidisciplinary working.

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