Key Points
  • Reviewing the latest best practices and effective strategies of adapting services to meet children's needs after lockdown, including the benefits of digital services and remote care
  • Exploring multi-agency and collaborative partnerships to identify and support children with different needs
  • Building community interventions that create a safety net for increased resilience
  • Providing schools with the tools and support system to build positive relationships with children and young people
  • Co designing services with a child centred approach and embedding user feedback into services


Overview
Expert Speakers

  • Clare Stafford, CEO, Charlie Waller Trust
  • Steve McCabe MP, Chair of the APPG for Fit and Healthy Childhood, House of Commons
  • Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE DBE FRCPsyc, Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Ann Cox, CAMHS Consultant Nurse, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Lise Hertel, GP Clinical Director, Tower Hamlets East London Foundation Trust
  • Pauline Whelan, Co-Chair, CAMHS.Digital
  • Roger Davies, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Psychological Therapies Lead & MHST Project Lead City & Hackney Specialist CAMHS
  • Gail Teasdale, Headstart Hull Programme Manager, Hull City Council
  • Dean Johnston, CEO, Minds Ahead
  • Wendy Minhinnett,Parental Lead, Charlie Waller Trust
  • Tracey Colville, University of Dundee

    Join Westminster Insight’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Digital Conference – Responding to the Impact of COVID-19 to explore the latest strategies to support children facing mental health challenges during the COVID19 pandemic response.

    You will hear from leading experts who are harnessing the lessons learnt during lockdown to adapt services to evolving needs, ensuring continuity and access to CAMHS. We will highlight some examples of best practice in multi-agency collaboration using resources effectively to increase early intervention and community based strategies to reduce in patient care. You will hear from provision experts and local authority projects with experience of embedding user feedback.

    With many services switching to digital delivery, CAMHS Digital will provide a professional perspective on the benefits and situations when this might replace face to face counselling. CAMHS network founder, Ann Cox will provide an overview on the common challenges and the opportunities for intelligence sharing between services.

    Learn how aggravating factors might affect children and how to support young adults transitioning to AMHS and to a new normal, as advised by the British Psychological Society,

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:10
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Clare Stafford CEO, Charlie Waller Trust

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09:10 - 09:40
Keynote Address 1- The Five Year Forward Review and Steps forward for a Healthy Childhood

 
  • Working together to overcome the impact of the COVID19 measures on children's mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Reviewing the progress of the Five Year Forward and what needs to be done to achieve collaborative and cohesive community-based interventions
9:30- 9:40 Questions and Discussion

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Steve McCabe MP Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Selly Oak and Shadow Minister for Education (2013-2015)

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09:40 - 10:10
Keynote Address 2- Revamping Mental Health Services to Improve Well being and Resilience

 
  • Exploring the impact of COVID-19, lockdowns and school closures on children and young people’s mental health
  • Transforming a whole system approach to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people’s mental health
  • Supporting young people from early intervention to in patient care and reducing waiting times for children
10:00- 10:10 Questions and Discussion

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Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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10:10 - 10:50
Developing Adaptable and Responsive CAMHS and Digital Services to Meet Evolving Needs

 
  • Harnessing the lessons from the impact of the pandemic to improve resilience and ensure service continuity
  • Co designing services with children in mind, creating collaborative networks that support a diverse range of needs
  • Identifying best practices of jointly delivered digital services during COVID-19 and implementing blended services to provide inclusive and equitable access
  • Benefits and challenges of digital and remote clinical care, and reviewing the NAS framework to implementing long lasting digital solutions

10:40-10:50 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Pauline Whelan Co-Director, CAMHS Digital

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Ann Cox CAMHS Consultant Nurse, North Staffordshire Combined Authority

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10:50 - 11:20
Rethinking Effective Multi-Agency Collaborations for Sustainable Consulting Techniques

 
  • Joining up services to identify specific needs, manage capacity and reduce waiting times
  • Establishing clear pathways to attend a range of needs, understanding patient’s preferences and needs
  • Following safeguarding protocols for remote care
11:10-11:20 Questions and Discussion

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Lise Hertel GP Clinical Director, Tower Hamlets ELFT

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11:20 - 11:40
Interval

 

11:40 - 12:10
Case Study: City and Hackney Co-construction of Early Intervention and Wellbeing Services

 
  • Exploring the benefits of the Well being and Mental Health in Schools Project (WAMHS) to deliver joint solutions specific to each schools’ needs, (69 schools out of the total 80 in City & Hackney are part of the WAMHS project)
  • Coordinating at different levels with local partners to develop training and consultation services for teachers and parents to make them feel confident and able to support children
  • Developing tailored early intervention strategies improve well being 
12:00-12:10 Questions and Discussion

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Roger Davies Consultant Clinical Psychologist Psychological Therapies Lead & MHST Project Lead City & Hackney Specialist CAMHS

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12:10 - 12:40
Case Study: Headstart Hull, Lessons to Successful Partnerships and Commissioning

 
  • Spotlighting the experience of Headstart Hull as model builds on the universal approach for support and good training for staff across the partnerships
  • Recognising the value and skills of diverse professional expertise to create jointly delivered services to improve outcomes as part of a whole system approach
  • Strategies to embed children and young people’s perspectives in different levels 
12:30-12:40 Questions and Discussion
 

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Gail Teasdale Headstart Hull Programme Manager

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12:40 - 13:10
Supporting Mental Health Leads in Schools to Promote Positive Initiatives

 
  • Spotlighting the School Mental Health Specialist role as a key role in early stage identification of need and support for children and young people
  • Reviewing best practices for parent and carer involvement
  • Supporting teachers and parents under stress and highlighting the importance of whole system approaches
13:00-13:10 Questions and discussion

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Dean Johnstone CEO and Founder, Minds Ahead

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13:10 - 13:40
Ensuring Young Adults’ Transition to a New Normal and Adult Services

 
  • Destigmatising and challenging the negative narrative around mental health to focus on positive psychology
  • Upskilling key adults to empower young people to build resilience and shifting expectations to adapt to new horizons including career and financial uncertainties
  • Ensuring universal access for effective interventions for young adults
  • Avoiding a cliff edge: supporting young people leaving CAMHS to transition to adult services
13:30-13:40 Questions and Discussion

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Tracey Colville

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13:40 - 14:10
Supporting Parents as Allies to Improve Children’s Wellbeing

 
  • Engaging with parents to create a reinforce the whole system approach to mental health
  • Helping parents identify warning signs and support children with depression, anxiety, and self harm
  • Destigmatising mental health support and helping parents reach out for appropriate external support when needed
14:00-14:10 Questions and Discussion

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Clare Stafford CEO, Charlie Waller Trust

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Wendy Minhinnett Parental Lead, Charlie Waller Trust

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14:10 - 14:20
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Clare Stafford CEO, Charlie Waller Trust

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End

Speakers

Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Tracey Colville

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Ann Cox CAMHS Consultant Nurse, North Staffordshire Combined Authority

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Roger Davies Consultant Clinical Psychologist Psychological Therapies Lead & MHST Project Lead City & Hackney Specialist CAMHS

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Lise Hertel GP Clinical Director, Tower Hamlets ELFT

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Dean Johnstone CEO and Founder, Minds Ahead

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Steve McCabe MP Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Selly Oak and Shadow Minister for Education (2013-2015)

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Wendy Minhinnett Parental Lead, Charlie Waller Trust

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Clare Stafford CEO, Charlie Waller Trust

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Gail Teasdale Headstart Hull Programme Manager

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Pauline Whelan Co-Director, CAMHS Digital

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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