£135 – £170

Deaf mental health 2019 - Conference Delegate Registration

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Amba Hotel Marble Arch

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Join us at an inspiring one-day conference promoting emotional health and wellbeing for deaf children and young people. This event is for professionals working with deaf children and young people- from early years to post 16.


Professor Alys Young - Prof of Social Work Education & Research qualified as a social worker in 1989. She gained her PhD in 1995 from the Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol. She currently leads the Social Research with Deaf People group which comprises a multidisciplinary, bilingual group of deaf and hearing researchers working on applied social research projects connected with family, service and community contexts which involve deaf people.

Professor Barry Wright – Psychiatrist, clinical Lead National Deaf CAMHS runs a child mental health research stream. This sits within the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group in the Hull York Medical School and the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.
Barry coordinates a team of 12 researchers that focus on two main areas of work. Child orientated interventions for child mental health problems, and internationally unique in that the team provides research resources for deaf children with mental health problems Barry also has considerable clinical experience and has written several books

Dr Marc Bush – Director of Evidence and Policy Young Minds, and a Visiting Professor in Public Health at the University of Northampton. He has an extensive background in research, policy, and practice in the fields of disability, long term condition, mental health, psychotraumatology, and childhood adversity.

Workshops include:

A. Christopher Mullen, Social Care Policy Advisor - National Deaf Children's Society: ‘Just under the radar - how the vulnerabilities to deaf children and young people often get missed, or misunderstood’

B. Dr Sophie Roberts, consultant - Deaf CAMHS: ‘Why do some deaf young people self-harm and what can we do to help?’

C. Gareth Griffiths and Dr Sarah Powell - Signhealth: ‘Tips in making mental health and wellbeing accessible in mainstream school’

D. Gwen Carr: ‘Supporting families with a newly diagnosed deaf child: helping or hindering?’

E. Deaf CAMHS: ‘Screening for mental health problems in young people – tools for professionals’

F. Rachel Nahum - Safety Net: ‘Internet Safeguarding – A practical guide to keeping your child safe’

G. Martin Brown and Sian Wilson, Training Officers - National Deaf Children's Society: ‘Healthy Minds taster session – activities for developing Emotional Vocab for deaf children and young people’

-Ga: for 4-11 year olds

-Gb: for 11-16 year olds

View the full programme online

Why attend?

Hear from high-profile speakers about tackling issues such as low self-esteem, isolation, stress and anxiety - as well as from deaf young people themselves . Gain new insights into how to develop your service to meet the emotional and wellbeing needs of deaf young people and learn about what works from experts.

Share best practice, have your say and help shape the agenda.

Communication and access

There will be BSL Interpreters at the event and a hearing loop. However, we do need to know if you require communication support for the afternoon workshops - please let us know when you register your attendance.The venue has full ramp and lift access and accessible WCs. If you have any special needs you wish to discuss with us, please email us at training@ndcs.org.uk

Please note, your name, job title, and organisation name will be added to the conference delegate list, which is included in all delegate packs. If you have any concerns about this, please let us know.


Will my special dietary needs be catered for?

Yes, please state any dietary requirements when registering your attendance.


When registering, you will need to select two choices of afternoon workshops. We will endeavour to allocate you to your chosen workshops; however, if they are full, we will contact you to discuss your options. If you wish to change your workshop choices after signing up, please contact training@ndcs.org.uk or call 0121 234 9832. Whilst we will do our best to accommodate any changes, these cannot be guaranteed. Changes of workshops on the day of the conference will not be possible.

How much does it cost?

  • £135 per delegate (early bird offer)
  • £170 per delegate (standard rate offer)

Payable via credit/debit card, cheque and invoice.

There are a limited number of early bird tickets available. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Standard rate tickets are available until Sunday 16 June 2019.

Can I book a place without a purchase order number?

Yes. If you are waiting for a PO number to be approved, enter 'TBC' when registering and let us know the number once approved.

How do I find out your bank details?

If you need our bank details in order to add the National Deaf Children's Society as a supplier on your finance system, please contact us and we can send these to you (training@ndcs.org.uk)

What confirmation of payment do I receive if I pay by credit card?

You will receive an order notification email and PDF attachment from Eventbrite. This will state 'Payment status: Eventbrite completed'. The email will show an 'Order summary', detailing the amount charged and the last four digits of the credit card that payment has been taken from. As the payment has been authorised via Eventbrite, an external third party website, The National Deaf Children's Society cannot provide further confirmation of payment having been received.

What are my transport / parking options for getting to and from the event?

If travelling by train:

London Euston, Victoria, Paddington and Marylebone mainline stations are all about two miles from the hotel; approx. 10 minutes by taxi.

The Amba Hotel is situated in central London with good links to the following underground stations:

  • Marble Arch (Central line) approx 2 minutes walk
  • Bond Street (Jubilee line) approx 8 minutes walk
  • Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines) approx 14 minutes walk

If travelling by car:

From Marble Arch itself, head east down Oxford Street. Take the first left into Portman Street, then first left again into Bryanston Street: the hotel entrance is 10 yards on the left. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode W1H 7EH

Car parking

There is no parking available at the hotel, however there are car parks close by. We recommend booking in advance to save on costs. You can view available car parks here: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/locations/london_w1h_7eh_united_kingdom_gcpvh3v7p9t/?arriving=201807030930&leaving=201807031630

The nearest car park is a few doors down, Apcoa Oxford Street West: https://citycentre.apcoa.co.uk/carpark/london/oxford-street-west/131/ When pre-booking with Apoca, enter the code AMBA to receive a discount.

Can I give my place to a friend or colleague if I can't come?

Yes, however this is only available until 16 June 2019. Please contact us at training@ndcs.org.uk

What if I need to cancel?

In the event that the delegate cancels

  • 44 working days or fewerbefore the planned date, a charge of 100% of the total cost will be made

  • 45-60 working days before the planned date, a charge of 50% will be made

  • 61 working days before the planned date, no charge will be made.

What are the payment options?

You can pay for attendance with credit/debit card, invoice or by cheque. When you are registering your attendance, please indicate how you would like to pay via the drop-down list under the 'Payment' section.

Can my organisation sponsor/ exhibit at this event?

If you or your organisation are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, please contact training@ndcs.org.uk to view the packages available. Please also contact us if you would like to add your organisation's flyer to our delegate packs.

If you have any further questions, please contact: training@ndcs.org.uk or call 0121 234 9832.

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