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CAMHS National Summit 2024: Improving Mental Health Support and Access in Schools In-Person

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This conference will look at national developments and practical advice in improving access to CAMHS and mental health and wellbeing support support for children in school, there will be a focus on innovation to provide effective care, suicide prevention, inter-agency working and access to services.

The conference will include an extended interactive workshop focusing on improving mental health support in school following the development of NHS mental health support teams which are now in place in around 4,700 schools and colleges across the country, with 287 expert teams offering support to children experiencing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues.

“The last year has been one of the most difficult for this age group, emerging from the pandemic to more limited prospects for their futures, coupled with an increase in academic pressure to catch up on lost learning, and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis. The current state of play cannot continue. The government must get a grip of the situation.”

Tom Madders, director of campaigns at YoungMinds

“The number of school-age children being referred to CAMHS has undergone an “explosion” in the last three years, soaring by 76% since 2019, NHS figures show. That year 812,070 under-18s in England were referred to CAMHS for treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders and other psychological problems. But far more – 1,425,194, the highest number on record – were referred during 2022. That was the second year in a row in which referrals topped 1m, amid the continuing impact of Covid on young people’s wellbeing.”

The Guardian, June 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve mental health services for children and young people

  • Develop the role of the mental health lead in schools

  • Improve early intervention and how schools can work in a preventative way to improve wellbeing and resilience

  • Develop your skills in new ways of working children and young people in crisis

  • Understand the impact of Covid-19 on children’s mental health and CAMHS services

  • Reflect on the lived experience of a young person with lived experience

  • Update your knowledge on national developments and learning

  • Improve suicide prevention and learning from suicide – including the role of the Suicide and Self Harm competency framework

  • Reflecting on CAMHS and Safeguarding including the increasing role of using a contextual safeguarding framework

  • Working with multi agencies in improving wellbeing reducing suicide in children and young people

  • Supporting the transition from child to adult mental health services

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development 

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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