17 November 2017
Adolescent health conference, Edinburgh. Organised by the Royal College of General Practitioners. This one day conference will focus on adolescent health and is designed to increase your confidence in meeting the needs of this important, and often side-lined, cohort of patients. It will be presented by members of the RCGP Adolescent Health Group and will involve young people giving their perspective. Details here.
20 November 2017
Greater Manchester Devolution: The Implications and Opportunities for Child Health and Wellbeing Research, Manchester. Organised by University of Manchester. This free event is to identify the key child health research and evaluation implications of devolution. To bring together key stakeholders to discuss potential collaborative research project ideas and future grant applications. Focus: Pre-pregnancy to transition to adult services; public health and early intervention; multi-sectoral – health, education, social care, youth justice, voluntary sector. Details here.
22 November 2017
Pornography, Sexting & Social Networks: Training for Professionals, London. Organised by Brook. This training aims to raise awareness of the impact of pornography and sexting on young people’s sexual health and increase knowledge regarding the legal framework around this. The training also equips workers with the knowledge and skills to proactively address these issues with young people. In this training, participants will gain knowledge and skills about the influences and pressures young people face as they develop and explore their emerging sexuality. Details here.
24 November 2017
Supporting Children and Young People with Mental Health Vulnerability, Didcot. Organised by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust & Aureus School. This free conference will focus on how schools can support vulnerable learners. The day will involve: key note speakers, case studies, research, table discussions, micro presentations and action planning. Details here.
27 November 2017
Shout Out for Youth Mental Health, Telford. Organised by NHS Telford and Wrekin CCG. This free event is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the mental health services available in Shropshire & Telford and Wrekin, young people or parents/carers that want to share their experience of mental health services, professionals who makes referrals to (or deliver) mental health services for children and young people, commissioners/service managers who want information about the transformative new changes to youth mental health services across the Midlands. Details here.
28 November 2017
Gateshead All Together Anti-Bullying Workshop for the Children’s Workforce, Gateshead. Organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This free CPD-approved anti-bullying workshop is for the children’s workforce in Gateshead and will focus on: bullying and its impact on children and young people, bullying and the law, a social model approach to anti-bullying, challenging disablist language and other forms of hate speech, how to apply this to your role. Details here.
5 December 2017
Transforming mental health services for children who have been abused, Newcastle. Organised by NSPCC. This free, interactive workshop will give delegates the opportunity to hear directly from experts from the fields of health and social care, as well as academics and frontline workers. The emphasis will be on knowledge sharing so that together we can draw a blueprint of how to help children get back on track after abuse. Details here.
7 December 2017
Access to healthcare for migrant young people and families, London. Organised by Coram Children’s Legal Centre. Co-delievered with Doctors of the World, this half-day training course aims to help medical practitioners and those working with migrant children, young people and families to understand the impact that immigration status can have on access to healthcare in England. This course offers both an overview of the legal framework in which medical practitioners are expected to operate and practical guidance on how to help people to exercise their rights. Details here.
12 December 2017
Adolescent Lives: Cross-disciplinary, cross-national and critical perspectives on youth and wellbeing, London. Organised by UCL Global Youth. This free event will bring together researchers from neuro-science, health sciences, and social sciences to examine a common challenge (how do we ensure the wellbeing of adolescents in diverse contexts?) from different disciplinary perspectives. Details here.
14 December 2017
You & Your NHS, Brighton. Organised by Right Here Brighton & Hove. This free information and engagement event is for anyone aged 25 or under. Young people will meet the decision makers and talk about what matters to them, as well as how they would like to be consulted in the future about healthcare. Details here.
12 January 2018
Assessment and Treatment of Medically Unexplained Symptoms in Children: Practical Skills for Clinicians, London. Organised by UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. This conference for clinicians from a range of disciplines (including child and adolescent mental health and paediatrics) will look at practical understanding of challenging conditions and include skills-based workshops. Topics will include: clinical spectrum of medically unexplained symptoms and evidence-base for intervention, service design and care-pathways, functional neurological symptoms including non-epileptic seizures, working across disciplines and with schools and case examples and treatment challenges. Details here.
16 January 2018
Statutory SRE – getting it right for disabled children and those with SEN, London. Organised by the Council for Disabled Children and the Sex Education Forum. This conference will include input from senior policy makers, professionals, parents, and children and young people themselves. It will mix debate about the future direction of policy with practical advice on how to implement high quality SRE in your setting or area. Details here.
16 January 2018
Introduction to CBT for Anxiety & Depression, Bristol. Organised by Off the Record. This one day session will introduce you to some basic concepts and techniques in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) shown to be effective in helping young people understand, manage and recover from those feelings. Details here.
18 January 2018
Amplified Masterclass: Widening Involvement, Birmingham. Organised by Young Minds. This masterclass is aimed at organisations and professionals working anywhere in the young people’s mental health system – from universal and primary care services to specialist mental health services- who want to engage young people in their work who may have extra vulnerabilities. Details here.
18 January 2018
Family involvement in care (in the PICU) in the next 10 years, Bristol. Organised by UWE Bristol. This free seminar has been designed to enable students and child health researchers to come together and hear about the wide range of research going on at UWE Bristol to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families. Details here.
30 January 2018
Young Fathers; How professionals can develop skills to positively engage young father’s, Penzance. Organised by Brook. This free, informal training was developed with young fathers and intends to involve them in the delivery and the facilitation of the activities. Recognising that working with any group of young people often requires a flexible, spontaneous approach it hopes to provide information and resources that will prompt ideas and cultivate confidence and understanding. Details here.