Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference

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This conference will explore ways to achieve impactful change in mental health services for young people (0-25 years old) in East Anglia

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15 November 2019

08:30-17:00

University of East Anglia

Thomas Paine Study Centre

With the growing prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people, the need to work collaboratively across health and social care providers, education systems and the voluntary sector has never been higher.

This one-day conference will reinforce the voice and needs of young people in Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex. Attendees will focus on the issues facing the 0-25 age group, hear about successful case studies and contribute in workshops aimed at identifying the next innovation in mental health and wellbeing services.

Confirmed speakers include

  • Rt Hon Sir Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk
  • Ms Sara Tough, Executive Director of Children's Services at Norfolk County Council
  • Prof Peter B Jones, Professor of Psychiatry & Deputy Head, University of Cambridge
  • Ms Melanie Craig, Chief Officer, the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for Norfolk and Waveney, Executive Lead, Norfolk and Waveney STP

Aims of the conference

Our conference will:

  • Include the voice and the needs of the young people in our region and place them at the heart of planned change
  • Focus on our mental health requirements in Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex
  • Draw leading local and national speakers to form a rich dialogue on the issues at hand
  • Consider national best practice while championing regional providers’ successes
  • Through the afternoon workshops, facilitate creation of the projects, studies and interventions that can assist in improvement of services and outcomes for the benefit of the young population

Target audience

This conference will appeal to those in direct contact with service users and those with strategic responsibility for mental health provision and wellbeing support of children and young people across a multitude of regional and national agencies:

  • Commissioning: national and system leads and healthcare commissioners
  • Education: school governors, head teachers, early years coordinators, student support services leads, SENCO’s and teaching practitioners
  • Health: Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Systemic Family Therapists and Art Psychotherapists, Mental Health Nurses and other clinicians working in the field of mental health and wellbeing, General Practitioners and Public Health professionals
  • Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) representatives
  • Public funders and government bodies investing in research and innovation in health and social care
  • Research and higher education: Academics, active researchers and educators with pastoral responsibilities
  • Research and knowledge transfer networks and hubs
  • Social care: all professionals, including Education and Children and Young People's services
  • Voluntary and charitable organisations leads

Outline programme

08.30-9.00 Registration and networking

09.00-12.30 Speaker Programme

  • The morning session will see a series of speakers outline needs, opportunities and best practice to conference attendees

12.30-13.00 Networking lunch

13.00-14.15 Innovation Showcase

  • Breakout sessions with brief presentations highlighting successful case studies and ongoing projects across a range of interest areas

14.30-16.00 Facilitated workshops

  • Facilitated workshops to empower colleagues to identify the key projects that would make ambitious change possible and pitch best ideas

16.00-17.00 Closing remarks

  • Feedback on the workshop outcomes and plenary

17.00 onwards Networking Reception

Content

The morning will be given over to illustrating the current experience of service users, future population requirements, regional successes and selected best practice from around the country. Overall, the morning will seek to establish the need for change and in what direction.

Time will be set aside in the afternoon for showcasing innovative projects, giving way to the structured workshops.

Workshops will be facilitated sessions aimed at identifying challenges and potential solutions through concept development and by drawing on existing best practice. There will be opportunity to identify gaps in research and available evidence. Workshop attendees will be asked to work in a way to produce a recommendation or project outline that UEA Health and Social Care Partners or the local system can support to make change happen.

Workshop themes:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences in Early Years (0-5)
  • Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Younger Children (5-11)
  • Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Older Children (11-18)
  • Supporting Young People in Care
  • Addressing Mental Health Needs in the Further/Higher Education/Young Adults Population
  • Supporting Young Adults : Mental Health in a Workplace

Special Requirements

Please contact ueahscp@uea.ac.uk if you have any special dietary or access requirements

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Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference

Improved care through collaborative research and innovation

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Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA

University of East Anglia

Norwich Research Park

Norwich

NR4 7TJ

United Kingdom

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