Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be:

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Professor Panos Vostanis, Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University of Leicester (CONFIRMED)


Keynote Presentation: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: The Green Paper And Next Steps
  • Increasing the support available as quickly as possible for children and young people who develop a mental health problem
  • Working with local authority commissioners on the Schools Link Programme to support better communication between schools and children and young people’s mental health services
  • Updating guidance to support schools to deliver whole school approaches to mental health and taking action on the way schools are held to account and teachers’ workload
  • Implementing the cross-government sport strategy ‘Sporting Future’ to improve physical activity for young people’s mental wellbeing and individual, social and community development
  • Keeping children and young people safe online: reducing the impact of social media and internet use on children’s mental health

Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan, Associate National Clinical Director, Children & Young People’s Mental Health, NHS England (CONFIRMED)


Keynote Presentation: An Overview Of The Government’s Work To Improve Mental Health Service For Children And Young People
  • Outlining the October 2018 report Improving Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services report
  • The government’s strategy for children and young people’s mental health services
  • The accountability arrangements for spending and outcomes
  • The government’s progress against its ambitions to date

Jenny George, Director, Health Value for Money Unit, National Audit Office (CONFIRMED)


Fighting For A Future Where Children And Young People Get The Best Possible Mental Health Support And Have The Resilience To Overcome Life’s Difficulties
  • The 360° Schools programme to put wellbeing at the heart of schools’ improvement by taking a whole school approach to mental health
  • Raising awareness of the impact of childhood trauma and adversity of young people’s mental health through Addressing Adversity
  • Working in partnership with the NHS to involve young people in mental health workshops which enable them to participate in the commissioning, design and delivery of mental health services
  • Considering how best to support the transition from children’s mental health services to adults mental health services in order to ensure that young people are not left confused or vulnerable
  • Promoting a more trauma informed approach by ensuring the development of skills among children’s services to support the most vulnerable young people

Matthew Blow, Policy and Government Affairs Manager, YoungMinds (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Special Keynote: Improving Children’s Mental Health through Internet Safety and Resilience
  • Understanding the relationship between children’s mental health and the interaction with the internet
  • Building resilience in children to deal with the challenges and maximise the opportunities that the internet can offer
  • Working in partnership with a range of people, including teachers, parents, and children, to ensure that key safety messages are delivered effectively and consistently

Will Gardner, Chief Executive, Childnet (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Bridging The Gap Between Children And Young People And The Health And Wellbeing Board To Build Better Mental Health Services
  • The role of Healthwatch Hillingdon as an independent champion for people
  • Listening to children and young people and their families with experience of services in Hillingdon
  • The ‘Listen to Me’ report presenting evidence and summarising the challenges that needed to be explored further
  • Inspiring a new commitment to improve services leading to Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group and the London Borough of Hillingdon forming a new Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Group
  • Progress made on the implementation of the Hillingdon Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan including new services, reduced waiting times, engaging children in service redesign and producing a ‘blueprint’ for commissioners

Kim Markham-Jones, Children and Young People’s Lead, Healthwatch Hillingdon (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Case Study: Providing Outstanding And Innovative CAMHS Within An NHS Trust
  • Developing an innovative outcomes-orientated CAMHS model: measuring outcome measures at the start and end of every appointment to ensure individual progress
  • Achieving significant clinical improvement outcomes, ranging from 43% to 60% during treatment and between 40% and 76% on discharge
  • Ensuring young people have rapid access to support by screening referrals daily and achieving an average wait of 4 days
  • Providing an innovative new wellbeing service and 24/7 crisis and home treatment provision, which allows appointments to be made in GP services and other locations, enabling young people in rural areas to access treatment
  • Improving access to psychological therapies for children and young people and providing clear pathways to specialist services

Dr Tracey Urquhart, Consultant Lead Psychologist/Service Manager, Lincolnshire Partnerships Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

Harry Dixon, Peer Support Worker, Lincolnshire Partnerships Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Incorporating Prevention And Early Intervention As Central Elements Of High Quality, Efficient Mental Health Provision for Children And Young People
  • Working with schools to promote and build mentally healthy behaviours and resilience
  • Identifying gaps in the emotional, psychological and social wellbeing of the school-aged population and developing a service to meet this gap
  • Co-designing an early intervention service called Early Help 4 Mental Health to tackle mental health problems early on
  • Creating a rigorous performance management and reporting system to give detailed data relating to outcome measures being used by providers
  • Developing local leadership and accountability

Rachel Humphries, Public Health Specialist, Devon County Council (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Linking Schools and Mental Health Workers To Enable Joined Up Support 
  • The Mental Health Services and Schools Link Pilots is testing a named single point of contact in schools
  • Using a single point of contact in schools to develop closer relationships with a counterpart in local NHS CAMHS services to improve knowledge and understanding of mental health issues
  • Helping children with anything from bullying concerns to mental illness  through professional support in both school and mental health services
  •  Developing the role of schools and professionals in prevention and early identification so that if there are concerns about a child the school knows where to turn to get the right support
  • Ensuring any referrals are timely and appropriate

Gemma Niebieszczanski, Project Manager – Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Leading A Mentally Healthy School
  • Ideas for embedding positive mental health practice into schools
  • Removing social stigmas relating to attitudes, perceptions and language about mental health issues and ensuring students feel confident to report problems
  • Acknowledging the importance of mental health and wellbeing for academic attainment and how it is an essential component of being healthy

Laura Cole, Mental Health Lead, Hitchin Girls School (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be:

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Mental Health Sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 


Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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