Key Points
  • Early Intervention - With an emphasis on early intervention and improving emotional literacy to enable children and young people to build resilience in the digital age delegates will consider the next steps for prevention measures.
  • Access to Services - Later sessions will focus on improving access to services and avoiding young people facing a postcode lottery.
  • Workforce and Commissioning - Joining up commissioning to provide evidence-based outcomes as well as encouraging the workforce to deliver on the recommendations in 'Future in Mind'.
Guest of Honour

Sarah Brennan Chief Executive, YoungMinds

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Overview
The forum is set to take place two years on from the release of ‘Future in Mind: Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing’ and will be an opportunity for policymakers and delegates to discuss the progress of and the way forward for improving the mental health and wellbeing services available for young people.

Prevention and Early Intervention
Early sessions will assess the prevention of mental ill health in young people and will consider the reach and effectiveness of programmes such as MindED. Delegates will be given the opportunity to discuss the outcome of the Children’s Commissioners Internet Taskforce and what measures should be in place to ensure that young people are protected from over exposure to the internet and social media as well as how we can teach children to maintain healthy relationships in the digital age.

Improving Access to Services
This event will offer a timely opportunity for attendees to convene and discuss the potential ramifications of the treatment gap as highlighted in The Lightning Review. Sessions will consider the future for services to be evened out across the country and avoid children’s mental health and wellbeing care services becoming a ‘postcode lottery’. The morning will also allow for an examination of the transition young people take between CAHMS and AHMS how these two services can better communicate to avoid young people getting lost in the system.

Working and Commissioning for Success
The forum will conclude with a consideration of the way forward for CCGs to commission for evidence-based outcome-focused Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) that work in collaboration with end user services. Speakers will also provide expert insight into how to develop the workforce and support professionals to make a real and lasting difference in young people’s lives.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair's opening remarks

 

09:05 - 09:30
The Future in Mind for Prevention and Building Resilience

 

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Sarah Brennan Chief Executive, YoungMinds

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09:30 - 10:20
Prevention and Early Intervention: Building Resilience in the Modern World

 
FOCUS POINTS:
Following the recommendations from The Children’s Commissioner’s Internet Taskforce, what are the effects of ‘Growing up digital’ on children’s wellbeing and mental health and how can children be protected?

With the House of Commons Health Select Committee recently launching an inquiry into the role of education in promoting emotional wellbeing in children and young people what are the ways in which educators can build emotional resilience in their students?

What are the most effective ways of teaching children to maintain healthy relationships in the digital age and how can best practice be shared between relevant stakeholders and practitioners?
How can parents increase their understanding and be involved in building resilience and spotting signs of distress?
To what extent can better collaboration between schools and health services help prevent children from falling into mental ill health?




Speakers

Vicki Shotbolt Chief Executive Officer, The Parent Zone and Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety

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Craig Thorley Senior Researcher, IPPR

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Tim Souster Paths Coach and Trainer, Barnardo's

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10:20 - 10:25
Chair's closing remarks

 

10:25 - 10:50
Coffee and Networking Break

 

10:50 - 10:55
Chair's opening remarks

 

10:55 - 11:20
Using Data to Better Allocate Resources for Mental Health Services

 

11:20 - 12:10
Supporting Children and Young People: Limiting the Damage to Children with Mental Health Issues and Addressing the Treatment Gap

 
FOCUS POINTS:
In the context of The Lightning Review what is the future for addressing the treatment gap and how can we avoid turning young people with issues away from services?
What needs to happen to ensure that children have access to treatment in their area and are not sent away from home and become isolated in their time of need?

What action needs to be taken to target those areas of higher risk where appropriate services are not available or are overstretched?

How can the time taken to build new facilities be sped up to help reduce the demand for more local services for children with mental health issues and units for those in crisis?
How can services manage the transition young people take between CAMHS and AMHS how can these two services better communicate to avoid young people getting lost in the system?
What can be done to help link up services and ensure future efficiency and collaborative working?


Speakers

Rob Willoughby Area Director, The Children's Society

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Dr Lesley French Clinical Director of Children's Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Dickon Bevington Medical Director, Anna Freud Centre

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12:10 - 12:55
Developing Skills and Commissioning for Success Commissioning for Positive Outcomes & Developing the Workforce Skills for Professionals

 
FOCUS POINTS:
What is the way forward for CCGs to commission for evidence-based outcome-focused Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) that work in collaboration with end user services?

How can commissioning be simplified to ensure that money is making it to the frontline in children’s mental health services?

Within Children’s services what is the role of the charity sector and how best can it work with NHS services?

What is the way forward for commissioning for new sites and establishing clear leadership to reduce the complexity of commissioning for children’s services?

How can commissioners utilise data to help make the right investments and in the most efficient way?
What is the way forward for children’s mental health services in terms of developing the workforce and supporting professionals to make a real and lasting difference in young people’s lives?




Speakers

Dr Brian Jacobs Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Mind ED, RCPCH

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Dr Jane Mischenko Lead Commissioner - Children and Maternity Services, NHS Leeds South & East CCG

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's closing remarks

 

End

Speakers

Vicki Shotbolt Chief Executive Officer, The Parent Zone and Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety

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Dr Dickon Bevington Medical Director, Anna Freud Centre

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Sarah Brennan Chief Executive, YoungMinds

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Dr Lesley French Clinical Director of Children's Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Brian Jacobs Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Mind ED, RCPCH

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Dr Jane Mischenko Lead Commissioner - Children and Maternity Services, NHS Leeds South & East CCG

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Tim Souster Paths Coach and Trainer, Barnardo's

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Craig Thorley Senior Researcher, IPPR

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Rob Willoughby Area Director, The Children's Society

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Cambridge Assessment


Venue details

The King's Fund 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

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