Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference


Event Date :
3 July 2018
Venue :
The Royal National Hotel, London
Description :

With only six weeks to go to this event I wanted to share with you details of our Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference taking place in London on the 3rd July 2018 to see if this could be of interest to you and colleagues to attend this event.

Due to the success of people taking advantage last week in support of mental health awareness week, we are delighted to be offering 20% off all tickets for VOYC members. Please use the link above, or you can access it here. Or you can contact Jonathan Smith, Senior Marketing Executive on  0161 376 9007 or by email

Event details:

The NSPCC recently found that in the last two years over 100,000 children referred to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) were rejected for treatment. That's 150 children a day. Mental health issues are hitting the headlines more frequently than ever before, with children and young people being particularly vulnerable. Half of all mental health problems have been established by the age of 14, rising to 75% by age 24. While the national government has started implementing its Five-Year Forward View for Mental Health using £1.4 billion, with particular priority for children and young people, reports are not yet showing positive results.

Although the latest government budget of November 2017 promised £2.8bn of extra funding for the NHS, it did not give any particular mention of mental health services. However, a long-anticipated green paper was published in December 2017 on transforming mental health services for children and young people. There were several proposals in the green paper. This includes designating a senior mental health lead in schools, setting up a four-week waiting time for NHS CAMHS services, new mental health support teams in schools and all compulsory mental health awareness training. Currently, the average waiting time for children and adolescents is 11 weeks, but it can be up to 18 months, as reported by the Care Quality Commission.

As the policy and media response to this issue continuously grows, Open Forum Events invites you to Children and Young People's Mental Health: Providing Effective Support to analyse, discuss and learn about the latest developments and move the conversation forward.