The deadline for submitting an abstract to present a poster at the PMHA Annual Meeting has been changed to next Monday, December 21st
The Paediatric Mental Health Association invites trainees in Paediatrics, Psychiatry, General Practice, and Emergency Medicine to submit abstracts for the PMHA Annual Winter Meeting, which is taking place virtually on the 28th and 29th of January 2021.
This year’s meeting will feature a trainee-led virtual poster session in which trainees can present their audits, research, or quality improvement projects. This year, we are welcoming abstracts related to the interface between physical and mental health. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work. Three abstracts will also be selected for oral presentation on Day Two of the meeting (29th January).
PMHA Annual Meeting ONLINE on the 28th and 29th January 2021
The Paediatric Mental Health Association invites trainees in Paediatrics, Psychiatry, General Practice, and Emergency Medicine to submit abstracts for our Annual Winter Meeting.
The PMHA Annual Winter Meeting, taking place virtually on the 28th and 29th of January 2021, attracts speakers and delegates from a wide range of specialties to discuss the latest research and updates in Child Mental Health.
This year’s meeting will feature a trainee-led virtual poster session in which trainees can present their audits, research, or quality improvement projects. This year, we are welcoming abstracts related to the interface between physical and mental health. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work in the area of child mental health and to share best practice with interested professionals from around the country. Three abstracts will also be selected for oral presentation on Day Two of the meeting (29th January).
Please submit your abstracts to us by December 13th at the latest. Your abstract will be reviewed by members of the PMHA Executive Committee and you will be notified of acceptance by the 18th of December.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts and to welcoming you to our meeting in January!
“The vision of CYPMHC is for all infants, children and young people to grow up in a society that prioritises, invests in, listens and attends to their mental health and wellbeing. We are working towards building a nation where positive mental health is promoted and early intervention practices are in place to secure mentally healthier futures for our children and young people.
We see mental health as everyone’s business. When one of us is in distress, there are implications for everyone: lost potential, unemployment and crime are just some of the consequences.
We want the Government to hear what we have to say and to put our ideas into practice. We would like ministers, commissioners and everyone who makes decisions relating to children and young people to note that promoting positive mental health, preventing mental ill health, and intervening early when problems arise requires cross-government action.
We do not represent any one organisation, approach, or professional group but rather we engage with our members and come together to provide a strong unified voice speaking out about children and young people’s mental health.”
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Registration for the PMHA Annual Meeting, which is being held on the 28th and 29th of January 2021, is now open.
This year’s meeting will be conducted ONLINE via Zoom. The meeting is a great way to connect with colleagues, refresh your skills, and pick up new knowledge and ideas. There is an exciting line up of talks and presentations relating to all aspects of paediatric mental health.
Taking place from the 28-30 April at the ACC Liverpool, the theme for this year’s event is ‘Innovating for child health’ and it is a vital opportunity to come together to explore the current challenges facing paediatricians and discuss what we need to do to ensure a bright future for child health.
The ‘State of Child Health 2020‘ report, which is due to be published in March, will reveal fascinating insights and paint a picture of child health in the UK.
The RCPCH will be hosting sessions that explore the report’s findings and what this means for the future of child health…
How healthy are UK children? – State of child health in 2020 Speakers: Dr Ronny Cheung & Dr Rakhee Shah This session will provide an overview of the latest data on a range of child health outcomes in the UK, covering physical and mental health, alongside social determinants of health (e.g. poverty and education). We’ll discuss how paediatricians can make use of the data and provide health promotion advice to their patients.
State of child health in 2020 – how can we improve? Speakers: Dr Ronny Cheung, Dr David Tuthill, Dr Steve Turner, Dr Ray Nethercott, RCPCH & Us Children and Young People Network This interactive session will explore the findings from the recently published State of Child Health report. It will examine child health priorities that require change, looking at trends within the data alongside lived experiences of children and young people. We will look at policy change and discuss how we can make meaningful improvements in child health.
The PMHA is at the annual Royal College of Paediatrics meeting on Tuesday 28th April 2020. The PMHA session is linked with the British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology
If you remember a particularly interesting presentation or want to refresh your memory, you can now find all the presentations from last years meeting on the ‘Resources‘ page of this website.
This year’s meeting is just weeks away!
This year, Dr Karen Street, representative for Child Mental Health at RCPCH, will be there during the whole meeting. This is a great opportunity to shape the future for multi-disciplinary work.
The RCPCH drew up a Manifesto before the recent election. The RCPCH asked the new government to :
Adopt a whole systems approach to both the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of good wellbeing. This should include a commitment to providing training for all child health professionals to support children and young people that present with mental health problems in non-mental health settings.