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Supporting & Improving the Transition from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services - Bridging The Gap

Thu, 4 Jul 2024

Virtual, Online

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The transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) is often a challenging time for young people and for services. Adolescents and early adulthood can be a critical time to ensure a smooth transition. This conference tackles the challenges of bridging the gap in mental health support during an age range when many will need it most.

This conference will update you on the latest developments and challenges during this transitional phase. By attending you will have the opportunity to learn from the latest guidance, innovative solutions, explore case studies and network with colleagues who are working to ensure continuity of care between CAMHS and Adult Mental Health support.

“The process of transitioning young people from children’s or adolescents’ health services into adults’ services is a crucial time in the lives and health of young people and has been reported to be disjointed rather than a process of preparation in which they are involved. Such transitions not only fail to meet the needs of young people and families at this time of significant change, but they may also result in a deterioration in health, or disengagement with services, which can have deleterious long-term consequences.”

Dr Pippa Sipanoun, Practice Educator - Health Inequalities, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, November 2023

“It is estimated that more than 25,000 young people across the UK transition from CYPMHS to AMHS each year. Although there is legislation and guidance in place to support this process, only 4% of young adults receive “ideal” transition”

Transformation Partners in Health and Care, March 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Reflect on the lived experience of someone who transitioned between services

  • Learn from outstanding practice in the transition from CAMHS to adult mental health services

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the transitional phase for young people in mental health services.

  • Update your knowledge on national developments and learning including how we can provide a support infrastructure during transition

  • Learn how to improve service planning by engaging families and young people in the planning process

  • Develop your skills in Transitional Safeguarding and working beyond statutory duties

  • Learn from the latest guidance including the December 2023 update to the NICE guidelines

  • Reflecting on current developments and challenges including training staff to address the specific needs of young people in the transition phase

  • Working and communicating with other services, including information sharing and legal considerations

  • Understand the impact of digital communication in mental health services, including the use of text, email and phone calls to enhance transition support and build trust

  • Implement recommendations from NICE guidance

  • 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

Speakers include:

Carol-Anne Murphy

Nurse Consultant in Transition
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Mr James Downs

Patient Representative at Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS England, Lived Experience Consultant & Peer Researcher

Dr Sharon Neufeld

Senior Research Associate

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.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(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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