Online Workshop

Come together with your paediatric team from across the country to network, share experiences and learn how to better support children in mental health crisis. Equip yourself with the skills needed to tackle the increased admissions to paediatric wards and establish new strategies to deliver effective risk assessments, improve patient flow and management whilst on your general paediatric ward.

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Advancing Mental Health Care in Acute Paediatrics
Online 5 hours From £299+VAT

5 hours continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you supporting children with mental health conditions and complexity on your ward? Are you looking to improve your patient flow to ensure that CYP are seen in the right place at the right time? If yes, then this workshop is for you. Book your place and refocus on:

  • Keeping up to date with national standards in response to increased admissions
  • Incorporating national plans and guidelines in your ward
  • Improving your capability to address mental health challenges
  • Preparing your workforce to fully understand risk assessments
  • Recognising therapeutic needs and understanding the influence of interaction with CYP

Attend this one day workshop and maximise outcomes for CYP with mental health conditions

Explore new terms and develop key principles by:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main workshop with your leader
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box to share content in the main workshop
Registration, refreshments and networking
Chair’s opening remarks
Thomas Parker-Evans, Acting Head of Safeguarding and Complex Care and Honorary Lecturer at Keele University, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
National update
Developing your service to support complexity to improve patient outcomes
  • Recognising the impact of the pandemic with CYP psychological development and wellbeing
  • What is the guidance? How can mental health in acute paediatric care be standardised?
  • Evaluating mental health transformation: are integrated pathways beginning to emerge?
Advancing risk assessments
Risk assessment and management of mental health on general acute paediatric wards
  • How to effectively conduct risk assessments for children with mental health challenges on paediatric wards
  • Ensuring that risk is understood and managed well: achieving the best patient outcomes and reducing the impact on other children
  • Importance of taking the right approach: case study examples and outcomes explained
Interactive discussion: How to reduce the risk and exposure to mental health challenges for other children in acute care
  • What preventative steps does your ward take to reduce exposure to mental health conditions?
  • How does your service manage challenging conversations?
  • What impact has an integrated approach had on your service?
Your opportunity to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms.
Building care strategies
Developing a mental health toolkit to enhance how your team support CYP
  • Equipping nurses who are not mental health specialists to recognise mental health condition
  • Managing antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in CYP on your ward
  • Ensuring collaborative working with specialists to ensure timely and effective discharge
Progressing your service
How to provide mental health crisis care for children and young people in acute settings
  • What can we learn from wider crisis approaches to CYP mental health?
  • Utilising communication tools to improve your interaction with CYP on your ward
  • Creating a whole network approach to track and plan around risk for known patients
Close of day

Share in first-hand experience

This unique workshop will share practical tools driven by experience and will be brought to life by Tom Parker-Evans. Tom has been described as “very inspiring with great practical ideas. I would have liked more!”. Others who have benefited from his training wrote; “very inspiring and pitched at exactly the right level, so relevant to my practice”.

Job Title:
Acting Head of Safeguarding and Complex Care and Honorary Lecturer
Keele University, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Pricing Structure

  • £349 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £299 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

You or a colleague can claim the £299 + VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places, if you also book onto: 

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

This online meeting is ideal for NHS professionals working with children and young people admitted to Acute Trusts. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Acute Paediatric and CYPMH Nurses, Matrons and Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Paediatric and Paediatric Mental Health Services, Clinical Leads and Managers
  • Paediatric and A&E Consultants, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists
  • Commissioners for Paediatric Services

Past attendee feedback

Continuing from the success of ‘Improving Access to CYP Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)’ which was held virtually in September 2021 and was previously described as:

“Great insight and networking opportunities into the CYPMH field of care”

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

“Loved the break out rooms – it broke the day up and meant we could move a little in our seats”

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

“All of the presentations from the speakers were excellent and gave a brilliant insight into what other trusts and organisations are doing to achieve effective multi-agency approaches to healthcare”

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

“Learnt so much and gained so much knowledge around how I can support CYP, especially with transitions and life-limiting conditions”

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.