Westminster Education Forum

Priorities for children's mental health - integrating services and improving provision in schools

Thursday, 19th October 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



With a Green Paper expected to detail government plans to transform school, university and family mental health services later this year, following the Care Quality Commission's thematic review into children's mental health services, this seminar will examine the next steps for improving children's mental health provision.


The seminar takes place in light of the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of measures to improve child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), in light of research finding that additional funding provided for CAMHS is in some cases failing to reach frontline services.


Delegates at this seminar 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 Committees’ joint inquiry into the role of education in children’s mental health will also be discussed.


Further sessions will consider the next steps for improving integration in children and young people’s mental health services, in light of the Government’s announcement of trials to strengthen the links between schools and local NHS mental health staff and its commitment to provide every child with local access to specialist mental health care by 2021.



Guest of Honour

Professor Dame Sue Bailey

Chair, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Guest of Honour

Professor Dame Sue Bailey

Chair, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Keynote Speaker

Dr Jacqueline Cornish

National Clinical Director, Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, NHS England

Speakers

Darren Northcott

National Official, Education, NASUWT

Maddie Burton

Senior Lecturer, Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Course Lead FDsc Child & Adolescent Mental Health, University of Worcester

Caroline Hounsell

Director of Partnerships and Product Development, Mental Health First Aid England

Dr Ben Powell

Principal Educational Child and Community Psychologist, Barnsley Council

Sally Murray

Head of Children’s Commissioning, NHS Berkshire West CCGs

Enver Solomon

Director of External Affairs, National Children’s Bureau

Laurie Day

Technical Director, Policy and Research, Ecorys

Dr Fiona Pienaar

Director of Clinical Services, Place2Be

Maura Regan

Principal, Carmel College and Chief Executive Officer, Carmel Education Trust

Siobhan Collingwood

Headteacher, Morecambe Bay Community Primary School, Lancashire