24-26 May 2017
RCPCH Conference – Healthy child, healthy future: the developmental origins of health and disease, Birmingham. Paediatricians and child health professionals come together at the RCPCH Conference 2017 to share good practice, discuss the latest in key clinical issues and discover cutting edge paediatric research. Details here.
25 May 2017
Youth Mental Health – what role for Primary Care? Nottingham. Organised by the Institute of Mental Health. This event will provide a forum for discussing the latest research, sharing best practice examples, reflecting on real life experiences, and considering how to best manage some of the challenging issues which both young people and primary care professionals face. The themes for the day will be early detection and management, the interface between primary and secondary care, the role of technology, and suicide prevention. Details here.
2 June 2017
Sleep & Mental Health in Children and Young People, Bristol. Organised by the ACAMH. This conference will address issues such as the basic neurobiology of sleep including psychological and physical effects of poor sleep, sleep disorders and their treatment and the use of medication in sleep disorders. Details here.
6 June 2017
Looked after children’s nurses networking event, London. Organised by the Royal College of Nursing. This conference will address issues such as substance misuse amongst looked-after children, whilst providing an update on the findings and impact of the National Care Leavers Association 2016 Project. The event will cover three main areas; Adolescent Health, Mental Health and Care Leavers. Details here.
12 June 2017
Hot topics in child health: Transgender and gender diverse children & adolescents, London. With keynote speeches and plenaries from a multi-disciplinary panel, this conference will explore key areas such as gender dysphoria, intersex conditions, hormone treatment and surgical interventions, with analysis of the psychological impacts for patients and their families. The event will include clinical updates from leading experts and will touch on the social and support issues in relation to transgender children and young people. Details here.
16 June 2017
An adolescent health course – an update by experts, London. Organised by Professor Alastair Sutcliffe & Dr Terry Segal. This course run by experts mainly based at the largest adolescent service in the UK is aimed at paediatric consultants, juniors and others who wish to get up to date knowledge. Details here.
29 June 2017
Transition to Adult Life I – Mental Capacity, health and social care assessments and FE, London. Organised by the Advocacy & Support Partnership. This seminar on the Mental Capacity Act, and assessments at age 18 is aimed at parents, carers and professionals and will cover issues related to special educational needs and disabilities. Details here.
3 July 2017
What Constitutes a Good Outcome in Child Mental Health? London. Organised by Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. This workshop aims to stimulate an interdisciplinary debate about what constitutes a good outcome in child and adolescent mental health by bringing together speakers from variety of backgrounds. This workshop is for anybody with an interest in child mental health outcomes, including mental health practitioners, researchers, young people and their parents, teachers, policy makers, service managers and commissioners. Details here.
12 September 2017
Improving mental health in schools – What does the research tell us? London. Organised by the University of Reading. This conference brings together experts from various disciplines and young people who have experienced mental health problems to offer the latest evidence based advice on how to address mental health in schools and the best methods to achieve this. This event is aimed at key authority figures in schools, commissioners, policy makers and researchers. Details here.
22 September 2017
YPHSIG 2017 – A ten year story, London. This year the Young People’s Health Special Interest Group (YPHSIG) is ten years old and this celebratory event will focus on the future for adolescent health in the UK. The event is aimed at paediatricians, researchers and all clinicians working within the field of adolescent health. The speakers are all experts in their fields and topics will include eating disorders, sleep, social media, long term conditions and global adolescent health. Details here.
3 October 2017
Gaining Resilience in Pupils – Getting to GRIP with resilience and improving well-being, Winchester. Organised by St Swithun’s School & Place2be. Prompted by Theresa May’s Mental Health reform in January this conference will consider strategies, policies and procedures that can help classrooms consider resilience and well-being across education. Details here.
19 October 2017
Priorities for children’s mental health – integrating services and improving provision in schools, London. This CPD certified seminar will examine the next steps for improving children’s mental health in light of the Green Paper which is expected to detail government plans to transform school, university and family mental health services later this year. Delegates will consider the implementation of measures to improve mental health provision in schools, including providing free mental health training for all secondary school teachers. The key findings of the ongoing Education and Health Select Committee’s joint inquiry will also be discussed, as well as next steps for improving integration in children and young people’s mental health services. Guest of honour: Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Chair – Children’s & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and Chair – Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. Details here.
27-29 October 2017
The International Association for Adolescent Health 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health – Investing in Adolescent Health – the Future is Now, New Delhi, India. Details here.