25 March 2018
Young People’s “True Talk”: What are the services really saying? London. Organised by Healthwatch Hackney. This event is for young people, aged 16-24 and living in Hackney to share experiences about sexual and mental health services and how they can be improved in a relaxed and confidential environment. All participants will receive a £10 voucher, a certificate of participation for their CV and a “true Talk” goody bag. Details here.
27 March 2018
Youth Discussion Day: Transitions in Mental Health, Edinburgh. Organised by the Scottish Youth Parliament. This event will be led by the young research Investigation Team called ‘Bridge the Gap’ who have been analysing and exploring the process of transition from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services. Bridge the Gap will provide an update on the journey so far and crucially, they will be asking young people to give feedback, ideas or suggestions to support the development of this work. The aim of this discussion day is for young people to feedback ideas and suggestions in a safe space and in an enjoyable, meaningful way. Details here.
28 March 2018
Childhood adversity and chronic disease: risks, mechanisms and resilience, Cambridge. Organised by the Applied Social Science Group, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge and sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. This symposium is a special opportunity for detailed discussion with leading researchers and policymakers in this field. The event will be chaired by Professor Jonathan Mant, Professor of Primary Care Research and Head, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge. Details here.
5 April 2018
Current trends in young people’s drug use, Lancaster. Organised by Young Addaction Lancashire. This interactive event will teach participants about the types of drugs being used today, explore the reasons for it and maybe challenge your preconceptions. Details here.
6 April 2018
Adam Bojelian Memorial Talk 2018, Leeds. The third annual Adam Bojelian memorial talk will be given by Dr. Emily Harrop on ‘NICE Guidance on End of Life care for Infants, Children & Young People – the challenges of capturing the voices of the 49,000’. Emily’s talk will be chaired by Kath Evans, Experience of Care Lead at NHS England and will be followed by a discussion of the issues raised and a short reception. Details here
12 April 2018
Mental health & young people awareness training, Hornchurch. Organised by Havering Mind. This special training session is specifically aimed at parents of young people aged 10 -25 who want to learn more about the common issues that young people face and find out how to support a young person. Details here.
12 April 2018
Would you share your mental health story online? Dublin. Organised by the UCD Youth Mental Health Lab. This free student-focused, panel discussion is being held to promote conversations about mental health. The event will include guest speakers Rosemary MacCabe, Colman Noctor and Dr Cliódhna O’Connor. Details here.
26 April 2018
How to transform primary care for children and young people, London. Organised by the Healthy London Partnership. This free event will launch a toolkit of resources to support people working across primary and community care and will have a practical focus, to give GPs, practice nurses and managers, pharmacists, commissioners and other staff the tools to support children and young people in their practices and the community. Details here.
15 May 2018
CAMHS films showcase, Bedford. Organised by the East London NHS Foundation Trust. This evening of short films made by young people and health professionals will raise awareness of the issues children and young people are facing today, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. The films will be introduced by the people involved in making them. Details here.
15 May 2018
Young people, resilience and well-being, Newport. Organised by the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work. This seminar will highlight a number of opportunities to carry out further research in partnership with practitioners to help inform the well-being debate and to highlight the positive role that youth and community work can make within current policy agendas. This event open to practitioners, academics, researchers, agencies, policy-makers and activists from across the region who share a concern for the wellbeing of young people and communities. The seminar will include opportunities for participation and networking with a view to extending partnerships between academia and practice agencies. Details here.
12 June 2018
School and Public Health Nursing: Delivering quality for Children and Young People in the New World, Manchester. Organised by the School And Public Health Nurses Association. Details here.
26 June 2018
Birkbeck’s big ideas: The adolescent brain, London. Organised by Birkbeck, University of London. During this free session Dr Iroise Dumontheil will introduce the methods used to study the adolescent brain and adolescent behaviour, present recent findings, and discuss the promise of interventions emerging from this research. There will also be an extensive Q&A session to cover topics the audience may be particularly interested in. Details here.
29 June 2018
Translating Basic Science to Improve the Mental Health of Children and Young People, London. Organised by the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Kings College London. This event will feature research presentations, live demonstrations and a poster session. Guest speakers to include Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Professor Ian Everall and Mr Roger Paffard. Details here.
22 August 2018
RCN School Nurses Conference & Exhibition, London. Organised by The Royal College of Nursing. This event is aimed at all nurses working in schools and educational settings, including those from academies, independent, free and boarding schools. The conference is also suitable for those undertaking their SCPHN – School Nursing. The programme covers a range of current topics in children and young people’s health including transgender issues, sexual health, online grooming, asthma management and managing weight loss in obese children. 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.