26 July 2017
How to Cope with Medical Transition and Build Emotional Resilience, London. Organised by Sickle Cell & Young Stroke Survivors (SCYSS). This workshop will support parent and carers who are caring for a young person who is transitioning and has a chronic illness such as sickle cell anaemia and other long term illness. Details here.
25 August 2017
Mind and Body: Young People’s Perspectives on Mental Health and Adolescent Self-Harm. Margate. Organised by Turner Contemporary. This pop-up exhibition will host drawings, paintings, photography and mixed media pieces by young people who have struggled with self-harm or thoughts of harming themselves. All artworks are by young people who have attended the Mind and Body programme, which supports young people across Kent, Cornwall and Lancashire. The programme is organised by national mental health, drug and alcohol treatment charity Addaction. Details here.
30 August 2017
Healthy Young Lives, Kilmarnock. Organised by CVO East Ayrshire. This free half-day foundation workshop aims to increase the knowledge and skills of staff around how, within their own role and remit, they can promote healthy behaviours, encourage healthy lifestyles and help address the physical, social and emotional factors which impact on the health and wellbeing of young people with whom they work. Details here.
7 September 2017
Working with young people to address violence in teenage relationships, London. Organised by Tender Education and Arts. This session will explore: early warning signs, exploring barriers to leaving relationships, understanding the impact of abuse and the additional barriers faced by young people, review best practice around disclosures and concerns, excuses and victim blaming, explore and unpick excuses made for abusive behaviour and address victim-blaming attitudes, types of abuse. Details here.
11 September 2017
How can young people influence health services? Manchester. Organised by GMYN & ABL Health. This free event aims to create a multi-agency approach which includes young people in the appropriate processes relating to their health. 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.
14 September 2017
Islington Anti-Bullying Workshop for the Children’s Workforce, London. Organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This free CPD-approved anti-bullying workshop for the children’s workforce in Islington will cover: bullying and its impact on children and young people, the law, children and young people with SEND and bullying – what does the evidence tell us? A social model approach to anti-bullying, challenging disablist language and hate speech, how to apply this to your role. 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.
22 September 2017
Working with Young People and Sexual Health, London. Organised by Brook. In this training, Brook draw on 50 years of expertise of talking to young people about their sexual health and provide a comprehensive overview of the information that you need to know in order to work effectively in this area. This training will be particularly useful for non-specialist teachers teaching PSHE for the first time, or for those with responsibility for leading on PSHE in schools or colleges. Details here.
25 September 2017
Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People, Edinburgh. Organised by Health in Mind. Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People (SMHFA:YP), developed by NHS Health Scotland, is an evidence-based course for adults supporting young people aged between 11 and 17 years old. Details here.
26 September 2017
Working Therapeutically with Young People, Bristol. Organised by Off the Record. This session explores some of the fundamental differences, approaches, and skills needed when working therapeutically with children and young people. The morning will focus on theory, systems and awareness, whilst the afternoon will be practical and hands on, giving you real tools to engage young people individually and in group settings. This event is aimed at people training or qualified in counselling or a related field and have an interest in working directly with children and young people in a more clinical setting. 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.
3 October 2017
Deaf-Friendly Youth Activities Training Workshop, Birmingham. Organised by National Deaf Children’s Society & Ambition. A free workshop aimed at youth workers, leaders and coaches working with deaf children and young people. The session will give professionals and volunteers the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of deafness and practical advice, tips and resources to genuinely include deaf children and young people in their activities. 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.
7 November 2017
Supporting bereaved children and young people with additional needs, Glasgow. This workshop aims to develop confidence and understanding with new skills and resources to appropriately support bereaved children and young people with learning disabilities. This session is aimed at professionals who come into contact with bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector. Details here.