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.
25 September 2017
Bristol All Together Anti-Bullying Workshop for Schools, Bristol. Organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This free CPD-approved anti-bullying workshop is part of the All Together programme, which the Anti-Bullying Alliance is delivering in partnership with Bristol City Council. The workshop is for up to two attendees from any school in Bristol including maintained schools, academies, special schools, PRUs and free schools. It is open to primary and secondary schools. 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.
28 September 2017
Shared Decision Making with Young People, Hatfield. This free seminar will explore working in partnership with young people facing mental health issues and their parents on achieving shared decisions given by Dr. Magenta Simmons. Dr Simmons is also currently collaborating with the Anna Freud Centre and the centre for EPPI (evidence for policy and practice information), based at University college London. 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.
7 October 2017
The Enemy in My Head – Living and working with adolescents, Croydon. Organised by Croydon Drop In. Helping young people make sense of parents, teachers, authority and themselves. Young people’s behaviour is informed by conflicting feelings about their parents. What does this mean when trying to make sense of who they are and of the people who made them? How do we help young people develop a sense of themselves that allows for hate as well as love, shyness as well as exuberance, anger as well as kindness? This workshop is for professionals, parents and carers to share ideas, theories and life experiences. Details here.
12 October 2017
Substance Prevention in Schools: Effective Approaches for the Classroom, Leeds. Organised by Mentor-ADEPIS. This free interactive session is to update school leaders, PSHE leaders and other stakeholders about national good practice, adopting evidence based approaches to alcohol and drug education, and how to effectively respond to challenging questions about their delivery. Details here.
17 October 2017
The challenges of child refugee health: everyone’s responsibility, London. Organised by the Royal Society of Medicine & the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. This multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral event will inform health practitioners about the migration crisis & equip them to respond through their work in the clinic service improvement and advocacy. Workshops include: Identification of and dealing with female genital mutilation in children, effects of migration on child health & development, the mental health impacts of the journey of the child migrant, a primer on infectious diseases in child migrants. 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.
25 October 2017
Hot Topics in Child Health: Poverty and Child Health – views from the frontline, London. Organised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. This CPD certified event will bring together professionals from across the health, education, childcare and social welfare sectors to discuss the impacts of poverty and share best practice approaches to tackling it, from grassroots level in local communities all the way up to policy development and implementation in Whitehall. Attendees will hear from experts in the field and take part in dynamic workshops which will cover some of the key issues faced by children living in poverty, including housing problems, food insecurity, financial stress and worry. 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.
11 November 2017
Responding to Mental Illness in Boys and Young Men, London. Organised by the Royal Free Hospital Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service. This event will be a day of education and conversation surrounding mental illness in boys and young men. Speakers will cover a range of topics, including eating disorders, substance misuse and suicide. 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.