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CAMHS National Summit 2022: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

Friday 11 Mar 2022


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This national conference focuses on transforming mental health services for children and young people, ensuring early intervention, and developing integrated services with clear care pathways from first intervention to crisis and inpatient care. The conference will also look at national developments and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic and how CAMHS has had to adapt and innovate to provide effective care. The conference will address suicide prevention and learning from suicide and also safeguarding and CAMHS. 

“This pandemic has hit our young people hard and while services have remained open throughout, we have seen an increase in the numbers of children and young people seeking help from the NHS for their mental health.”

Claire Murdoch, national mental health director, NHS England 2021

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the mental health of children and young people, and has led to an increased demand on services.. Feedback from children and young people themselves has highlighted how important it is that they receive the right care at the right time, and the consequences of not getting this help… it is important to reinforce that any changes to children and young people’s mental health services in the post pandemic environment must be person-centred and focused on the individual needs of children and young people.”

Care Quality Commission November 2021

“We want to ensure that all children and young people are supported with their mental health and wellbeing, as part of our plans to build back from the pandemic”

COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing recovery action plan, HM Government 2021

“Even before the Covid pandemic, we faced an epidemic of children’s mental health problems in England and a children’s mental health service that, though improving significantly, was still unable to provide the help hundreds of thousands of children required. It is widely accepted that lockdown and school closures have had a detrimental effect on the mental health of many children. Since the NHS study in July 2020 estimating one in six children in England have a probable mental health condition, we have had another long lockdown. Sadly, this will be causing even more damage to many children’s mental wellbeing and putting even greater strains on mental health services, potentially for years to come.”

The Children’s Commissioner January 2021

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve mental health services for children and young people
  • Reflect on the lived experience of a young person with lived experience
  • Understand the impact of Covid-19 on children’s mental health and CAMHS services
  •  Learn from outstanding practice in transforming CAMHS
  • Update your knowledge 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 and children and young people in crisis
  • Improve suicide prevention and learning from suicide – including the role of the Suicide and Self Harm competency framework
  • Reflecting on CAMHS and Safeguarding including the increasing role of using a contextual safeguarding framework 
  • Working with schools in improving wellbeing reducing suicide in children and young people
  • Improving the transition from child to adult mental health services 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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