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CAMHS National Summit 2019: Improving Accessibility & Recovery Outcomes

Monday 1 April 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

CAMHS National Summit 2019: Improving Accessibility & Recovery Outcomes

This event has now past, but there may well be news on the event including presentations and quotes from the day at our News pages here, a full list of our forthcoming events is available here.

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“Mental health problems often develop early and, between the ages of 5-15, one in every nine children has a mental disorder. Half of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14, with three quarters established by 24 years of age. Prompt access to appropriate support enables children and young people experiencing difficulties to maximise their prospects for a healthy and happy life. While the latest prevalence survey has shown only a modest increase in diagnosable problems since 2004 – from 10.1% to 11.2% – this overall figure includes concerning rates of mental distress particularly amongst late teenage girls.” NHS Long Term Plan, January 2019

Analysis by the Children’s Commissioner released on 22nd November 2018 shows that:

  • Of more than 338,000 children referred to CAMHS last year, less than a third (31%) received treatment within the year.
  • Another 37% were not accepted into treatment or discharged after an assessment appointment, and 32% were still on waiting lists at the end of the year.
  • Less than 3% of children in England accessed CAMHS last year, a small fraction of those who need help. This is partly because many children who seek help are not accepted into treatment, but also because many children do not know they have a problem or do not seek help.

“There is still a vast gap between what is provided for children suffering from mental health problems and what is needed to treat them. The current rate of progress is still not good enough for the majority of children who require help.” Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, November 2018

"Most young people with a mental health condition do not get the treatment they need, and under current NHS plans this will still be true for years to come, while many face unacceptably long waits for treatment" House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, Mental health services for children and young people, 72nd Report

The 2019 Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Summit will focus on the important issue of transforming CAMHS services; improving accessibility and recovery outcomes.  

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve child and adolescent mental health services
  • Learn from outstanding practice in transforming CAMHS
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including how we can improve accessibility and waiting times
  • Improve early intervention and working with schools in a preventative way to improve wellbeing and resilience
  • Develop your skills in new ways of working with inpatient admissions
  • Understand how you can improve recovery outcomes
  • Identify key strategies for improving mental health crisis services for children and young people
  • Ensure effective and seem less transition from child to adult services
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Plus: There will be an opportunity to hear from the Health and Safety Executive in the pre-conference supplier showcase session. 


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