CARE WELL: Mental Health of Young Carers Conference
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CARE WELL: Mental Health of Young Carers Conference

CARE WELL: Mental Health of Young Carers Conference

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Edinburgh City Chambers

253 High Street

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EH1 1YJ

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Positive Realities are organising a number of linked events to coincide with the UK Children's Mental Health Week in February 2017 to highlight the mental health issues faced by young people, particularly those with caring responsibilities or living with a sibling with additional support needs. This event is targeted at professionals aiming to increase awareness of mental health issues faced by young carers, hear about relevant initiatives available to support the mental health of young carers and how professionals can improve their skills in this area. 'Relax and recharge' events will be held prior to the day for young carers themselves with views expressed at these events informing the content of the event advertised here.

The day will feature a range of speakers including Carole Kelly, CEO of Positive Realities and Seamus Prior, Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Edinburgh University and also young carers themselves.

The agenda for the day is currently:

09:30 to 10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 12:00 Session one: Mental health issues faced by young carers

TBC Chair – Joan Fraser, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisation’s Council Convenor and Chair of EVOC Children, Young People and Families Network

Welcome: Cllr Norman Work, Carers Champion, City of Edinburgh Council

Presentation: World café findings of young carers talking about their mental health in Salford

TBC Dr Sue McAndrew, Reader (Mental Health), University of Salford

Presentation: What young carers want professionals to know about their mental health and how to respond well

Dr Carole Kelly, Chief Executive, Positive Realities

Presentation: My experiences of mental health and emotional wellbeing

TBC Young Carer and worker

Questions and discussion

12:00 to 13:00 Lunch - Laughter yoga taster session (optional) 1230 to 1250

13:00 – 14:00 Session two: Responding to mental health needs of young carers

Chair – Hawys Kilday, Assistant Director Children's Services (South East), Barnardo’s Scotland

Presentation: Ways to support the mental health needs of young carers

TBC Margaret Murphy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Young Carers

Presentation: How Mental Health First Aid training can help young carers (?Title TBC)

Seamus Prior, Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Edinburgh

Questions and discussion

14:00 - 15:00 Session three: Towards an agenda for action

Presentation: Speak Your Mind: Scottish Youth Parliament campaign on Young People’s Mental Health

TBC Ben McKendrick, Chief Executive, Youth Parliament

Discussion: What actions should be prioritised locally and nationally to ensure mental health support is available for, and accessed by, young carers? Who can take this forward?

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Tickets are priced at £18 but there are a limited number of discounted tickets for small voluntary organisations (income less than £100,000 pa). Please contact Susan on 07766 058554 or susan@positiverealities.org for further information.

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