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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 look at national developments and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic and how CAMHS has had to adapt and innovate to provide effective care, and will also focus on suicide prevention and safeguarding.
The conference will include a workshop focusing on improving mental health support in school following the development of NHS mental health support teams which are now in place in around 4,700 schools and colleges across the country, with 287 expert teams offering support to children experiencing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues.
“There is an unprecedented crisis in young people’s mental health, further evidenced by these record numbers of young people needing help from the NHS…The record high number of children and young people receiving care from the NHS tells us that the crisis in young people’s mental health is a wave that’s breaking now.”
“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.”
“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.”
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 service
- 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
- Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes
100% of delegates who attended the previous date would recommend to a colleague.