Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Well-being: Working in Partnership to Transform Service Delivery Symposium
Wednesday 17 February 2016
In March 2014, the Government set up MindEd to provide more advice to health professionals when working with young people with mental ill-health. The Government also set up the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce to better understand the problems in the system that prevent young people from accessing the mental health care they need, and to consider ways to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed. In March 2015, the Taskforce published its report ‘Future in mind – Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing’. The report found complex challenges facing CAMH services, including complexity of commissioning arrangements, difficulties in access, and significant gaps in data and information.
This timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to discuss the findings, recommendations and aspirations of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce, and to explore how to strengthen cross-sector partnership working to transform CAMH services. The symposium will also consider how to support prevention and early intervention to improve the mental health and well-being of every child.
Delegates will also:
- Assess the current state of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the Government’s vision to transform the care children and young people receive
- Explore how to strengthen partnership working across sectors to provide more effective interventions and care
- Examine ways in which to identify warning signs for children at higher risk of mental health problems and the early impact of developments at national and local level
- Discuss better mental health service delivery by front-line practitioners through improved training and awareness
- Consider the roles of schools and support services in raising awareness of mental health problems and depression amongst children and young people
To see the programme and to register your place, please click here
A 20% early registration discount off the standard delegate rates is offered for all bookings received by 20th November 2015.