Confirmed to Speak:
- Catherine Tyack, Lead on Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper, Department of Health
- Sara Saunders, Programme Manager - Children and Young People's Mental Health Programme, NHS England
- Dr. Sandeep Ranote, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Royal College of Psychiatrists & Strategic Clinical Network Lead for GM CAMHS, NHS England
- Gedminte Mikulnaite, Policy Officer (Mental Health in Higher Education), Universities UK
- Louise Mackender de Cari, Assistant Director Commissioning & Resources - Children's Services, Royal Borough of Greenwich
- Susan Biddle, Health Communities Consultant (Event Chair)
Half of all mental health conditions are established before the age of fourteen. It is clearly essential that children and young people showing signs of distress have access to the support and help that they need, when they need it. The Government has taken action with measures that include a commitment that a further 70,000 children and young people will obtain support from mental health services by 2020/21 and an additional £1.4 billion being made available for children and young people’s mental health over the next five years. Most recently, the Government has released their Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision Green Paper, outlining a number of proposals to improve children and young people’s mental health nationwide.
Attend this Westminster Briefing to gain a comprehensive overview of the Government’s proposals on transforming children and young people’s mental health. Hear from our expert line-up of speakers and learn from best practice that is already underway in this area across the country.
Key Issues to be Addressed:
- Understanding the Government’s ambitions to transform children and young people’s mental health
- Comprehensive overview of the Government’s recent Green Paper, how to engage with it and what it might mean for you
- Improving access to quality mental health services for all children and young people whenever they need it
- Identifying mental health needs at an early stage and responding effectively and appropriately
- Schools and colleges: incentives available for identifying a designated senior lead for mental health & their role
- Developing and delivering effective coordination between health services, schools & local authorities
- The prospects of a four-week waiting time for access to specialist NHS children and young people’s mental health services.
- Collaboration, partnership working and the joint management of new Mental Health Support Teams
- Examples of national good practice in the provision of effective, joined-up children and young people’s mental health services
In the morning session, you will gain a comprehensive overview of Government’s ambitions to transform children and young people’s mental health, in addition to their recent Green Paper. You will examine the practical steps you can take to provide accessible and quality mental health support for children and young people.
In the afternoon session, you will examine examples of good practice that is already underway from across the country. You will see practical demonstrations of the successful provision of effective, joined-up and young people’s mental health services.
Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.
Who Should Attend?
Delegates will be drawn from but not limited to: CAMHS practitioners, senior leaders from schools and academies, community mental health teams, counselling services, CCGs, school nurses & health visitors, children’s services, local government commissioners, Health & Wellbeing Boards, charities and anyone who is involved with or interested in transforming children and young people’s mental health.
For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657
To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: William.Walker-Lane@westminster-briefing.com
The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.