The next PMHA Webinar will be on Monday 16th May at 7.30pm.
It is on “Maternal anxiety associated with childhood food allergy and psychological intervention”, and will be given by Dr Matthew Hodes, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London, and Dr Bea Vickers, Consultant Psychiatrist, South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust.
Please sign up using your professional email address (@nhs.net or nhs.uk) via the link below and we will contact you when your registration has been approved.
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CAMHS National Summit 2022: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults
FRIDAY 11th MARCH 2022
This national conference focuses on transforming mental health services for children and young people, ensuring early intervention, and developing integrated services with clear care pathways from first intervention to crisis and inpatient care. The conference will also look at national developments and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic and how CAMHS has had to adapt and innovate to provide effective care. The conference will address suicide prevention and learning from suicide and also safeguarding and CAMHS.
For further information and to book your place visit
The PMHA’s annual winter meeting will take place on the 27th and 28th January 2022, and will be held online via Zoom.
Target audience: Health care professionals interested in mental health.
Key aims: Education, update and discussions about current topics in children and young people’s mental health.
A booking link will be available soon, so please save the date if you are interested in attending. Below is the programme for the two-day meeting:
Thursday 27th January 2022
Symposium – Childhood Social and Emotional Development
Welcome and Introduction – Dr Cassie Coleman and Dr Bo Fischer
The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children who were in-utero or born during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Dr Jane Barlow, Professor of Evidence Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation, University of Oxford.
The impact of maternal mental illness on the parent- infant relationship and implications for the developing infant. Dr Selena Gleadow-Ware, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, NHS Lothian.
On the ground – the Impact of Lockdown on Preschoolers– A Health Visitor’s Perspective. Taifa Armstrong, Health Visitor, Bucks
Safeguarding sequelae of the pandemic TBC
Screen use and Development – what is the evidence? Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Lambeth.
Adolescents- Risk, resilience and relationships – Demelza Holmes, Research in Practice (pre-recorded talk )
Keynote lecture: Health Inequalities: Everyone’s business ” – Professor Subodh Dave, Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Friday 28th January 2021
Symposium: The Complex Child
Welcome and Introduction – Dr Cassie Coleman and Dr Bo Fischer
Child to parent violence and abuse. Carole Baker, Whose in Charge? Programme Trainer
LAC/Adopted Children – Misdiagnosis of Complexity Dr Matt Woolgar, Clinical Psychologist, South London & Maudsley
Functional abdominal pain syndromes in children Dr Kate Stein, CAMHS, Oxford.
The Pandemic of Eating disorders – Some Case studies – TBC
There will also be Poster Presentations from Trainee Health Professionals, including Paediatricians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Nurses, GPs. Full details regarding how to submit a poster presentation about research into Child Mental Health for selection will also be available soon
The PMHA’s next webinar, on the topic of “Eating Disorders”, will be held on Monday 4th October at 7.30pm (Online).
Organised in conjunction with the Thinking Together group, this webinar will be delivered by Dr. Muriel Meso (Consultant Paediatrician), Dr. Victoria Chapman (Eating Disorder Consultant) and Dr. Ros Dharampal (Liaison Psychiatry Consultant).
The schedule for the afternoon will run as follows:
13:00 Talk 1- Eating Disorders: Dr Nasima Matine, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust
14:00 Talk 2- The long-term effects of developmental trauma on children and young people: Dr Laura Wood, Consultant Paediatrician, Research Director and Child & Family Modern Slavery Lead, Vita Training
15:15 Talk 3: Acute Behavioural Disturbance: Dr Anthony Crabb, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
16:15 Talk 4: Mental Health Law: Dr Rory Conn, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership Trust
“The UK has one of the lowest minimum ages of criminal responsibility (MACR) in the world, with the age being set at 10 years old in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 12 in Scotland (having increased from 8 in 2019). These low ages are inconsistent with current neuroscientific knowledge regarding brain maturation and has led to the UK being singled out for criticism by the United Nations, which issued a General Comment in 2019 stating that the minimum age of criminal responsibility should be at least 14 years old.
The topic received further media coverage last week (see links below), following the release of the Justice Committee report on Young People and Youth Justice which called on the Government to review the current minimum age or provide justification for not doing this by February 2021.
The purpose of this conference is to explore the issues behind criminal responsibility including current evidence regarding brain maturation, international approaches to setting minimum ages and alternative non-criminal disposal options for those who commit risky offences below the minimum age of criminal responsibility. It is hoped that participants will come from a wide range of backgrounds so that a full range of views can be heard during the discussions.”
“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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