16 July 2018
Children & young people with asthma: Clinical update, London. Organised by the Barts Health NHS Trust Paediatric Respiratory Department. This study day is an opportunity to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. The day is suitable for primary care staff, pharmacists, school/community nurses and paediatric trainees who review children and young people with viral wheeze and asthma. Details here.
18 July 2018
Research using youth and young adult data in Understanding Society. Organised by the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research. This free webinar from the UK Data Service and the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) is aimed at anyone with an interest in using longitudinal data, research involving young people and young adults and in using Understanding Society specifically. The webinar will introduce the youth questionnaire and the young adult’s module, how to access the data and types of familial links that can be conducted and will provide examples of research that can be conducted and the potential research benefits. Details here.
25 July 2018
Empowering Young Deaf People, London. Organised by Wandsworth Youth Service. This free session is for young people aged 11-16 years old and is open to all young deaf people and their siblings. The workshop will consider how you define your deaf identity, young people’s rights and the tools to fight for them. Details here.
26 July 2018
Young Carers – Applying the concept of resilience to our practice, Blackpool. Organised by Boingboing. This free session will detail what supports are available for young carers and their families and explore what has been learnt from applying the concept of resilience to practice. Everyone is welcome, including practitioners, students, parents, carers, community workers, volunteers, public sector workers, young people, service users and people with lived experience of mental health problems. Details here.
31 July 2018
Not Just a 1 in 10 – Mental Health Awareness for parents and carers, Brighton. Organised by YMCA DownsLink Group. This free workshop will help parents and carers identify risk factors for a developing mental health issue, whilst also exploring the protective factors that enhance a young person’s resilience to thrive in the world and how to seek further help if you feel you need it. The session will be run by an experienced and expert trainer and professional, currently working in children’s mental health. Details here.
10 August 2018
Healthfest 2018, Uxbridge. Organised by Young Healthwatch Hillingdon. The focus of this free event is to promote Young Healthwatch Hillingdon, raise-awareness about health issues affecting young people, and gather views about people’s experiences of health and care services. The event is aimed at young people aged 11-25 years old, who live, work, or study in Hillingdon. Details here.
17 August 2018
Supporting anxious children and young people, Jersey. Organised by the Education Department’s Primary Mental Health Team & Jersey Library. This free event is designed to help mums, dads and carers to learn new skills that will help with parenting and family life and is open to any adult supporting the care of a child/young person. Details here.
21 August 2018
The Adolescent Brain (Parents & Carers Programme), Chichester. Organised by Coastal West Sussex Mind. This free event is designed for parents and/or carers who are responsible for children and young people in West Sussex and will explore the myths and negative stereotypes around teenagers and the teenage brain, as well as providing insight and ideas on how to interact more compassionately with adolescents and explore latest research around what goes on in the developing adolescent brain and how it affects the young person’s present and future. Details here.
5 & 6 September 2018
NHS Expo, Manchester. Health and Care Innovation Expo is a celebration of innovation, enterprise and collaboration, uniting NHS and care leaders, commissioners, clinicians, voluntary sector partners, innovators, private-sector media and many more. Expo 2018 will celebrate 70 years of the NHS, exploring how the service has changed since it began back in 1948, and how it will continue to develop and change in the future. Call for applications to lead educational, interactive sessions in the Pop-up University and Theatre rooms is now open. All NHS, local government and wider public-sector staff are eligible for free-of-charge tickets. Details here.
28 September 2018
Understanding Eating Disorders (CAMHS Training), Leeds. Organised by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. This half day course is run in partnership between Leeds CAMHS Specialist Eating Disorder Service and the University of Leeds. It will provide a basic understanding of the types of eating disorder, their presentation, and who is affected. Understanding the functional nature of eating disorders in managing mood and social relationships will help place this within a broader context of young people’s mental health and well-being. This course will also provide practical information to help support young people with an eating disorder. Details here.
11 October 2018
Creative Ways to Engage Children and Young People in Research and Practice, Colwyn Bay. Organised by ExChange Wales. This free practitioner workshop will provide a background on visual, participatory and creative techniques for working with children and young people in research projects and in practice. Details here.
31 October 2018
Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) Conference, London. HERON 2018 will include presentations, workshops, discussion, art and more on the theme of ‘current and future directions in health equality research and action’ from researchers, community organisations, and healthcare representatives. The conference will take a future-orientated perspective to explore how we can learn from present research and tackle inequalities through future research and action. Details here.