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CAMHS National Summit 2019: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

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“The NHS Long Term plan, published in January, revealed that less than a third of children with a mental health problem are accessing treatment and support.”

The Children’s Commissioner 10th April 2019

“The NHS Long Term Plan includes the target that an additional 345,000 children and young people will be able to access support in the NHS or at school and that over the coming decade the goal is to ensure that 100% of children and young people who need specialist care can access it”

Early Access to Mental Health Support. The Children’s Commissioner 10th April 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.

The Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Summit will focus on the important issue of transforming mental health services for children and young adults ; 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
  • Reflect on the lived experience of a young patient leader 
  • 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
  • Understand how you can improve recovery outcomes
  • Ensuring adherence to the 2019 NICE Guideline for Depression in Children and Young People: Identification and Management 
  • Identify key strategies improving mental health services for young adults, and ensuring children aren’t lost in the transition to adult services 
  • Learn how CAMHS can improve services for children with ADHD
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Speakers Include:

Imogen Voysey

Young Patient Leader

Dr Matthew Hodes

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London & Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Harriet Stewart

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Director
Bedfordshire CAMHS
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment 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, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, 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 face to face 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 katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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