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CAMHS National Summit 2024: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults, In-Person

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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. We will also see the latest in national developments, how we can improve mental health and wellbeing support in schools, and will also focus on suicide prevention and safety, self harm, co-production involvement of children and families in CAMHS, and inter-agency working and access to services.

There will be 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.

“Children’s mental health services are stretched like never before. This affects children at all levels of need, but perhaps most troublingly those children living in mental health inpatient settings who say time and again that if only the right help had been there earlier on, they wouldn’t have ended up in hospital. Getting mental health support earlier with professionals who really understand what’s happening for young people is vital. ”

Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner, February 2024

“The number of children referred to emergency mental healthcare in England has soared by more than 50% in three years, according to data laying bare the impact of lengthy waiting lists for regular NHS treatment. There were 32,521 emergency and urgent referrals to child and adolescent mental health services crisis teams in 2022-23, analysis of official data by the Royal College of Psychiatrists revealed. In 2019-20, the year before the Covid pandemic, the figure was 21,242. The increase means more than 600 mentally ill children a week are deteriorating to such a state that they have reached crisis point.”

The Guardian, February 2024

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

  • 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 children and young people in crisis

  • Improve suicide prevention and learning from suicide – including the role of the Suicide and Self Harm competency framework, and the 2022 NICE Guideline on Self Harm

  • 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

  • Working collaboratively with families and communities to find out what works best to improve mental health within a school or college

  • Implement recommendations from Getting it Right First Time in Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (GiRFT)

  • 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

95.8% of delegates who attended the previous date would recommend to a colleague. 

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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