Online Course

Come together with your fellow Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) professionals from across the country to share experiences. You will discover case studies of different approaches to enhancing service experience, improving therapeutic outcomes and increasing access to multi-agency services. Leave this one day course empowered to make a real change to your joined-up working strategy, your approach to therapeutic interventions and the outcomes of the CYP in your service.

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Developing your Children’s Continuing Care Assessments

Driving Forward Clinical Skills in CYPMH Services
Online 5 hours From £209+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Do you want to find out what other CYPMHS and CAMHS teams across the country are doing? If yes, this is the event for you. By focussing on case study interventions and service developments, you will take away new ideas to:

  • Evolve your clinical skills to improve the treatment of common conditions
  • Redirect away from trust services to reduce waiting times
  • Implement effective crisis response procedures to ensure patient safety
  • Develop digital approaches to improve therapeutic outcomes
  • Establish a fully joined-up service to increase access to CYP support
  • Create a smooth transition pathway to adult services to ensure consistent care

Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home

Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, plus benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Michelle Rudd, Transformation Lead, Children & Young People, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
National Update
Understanding the impact of the pandemic on children and young people
  • Understanding the impact of the pandemic on children and young people
  • Improving crisis responses: ensuring effective follow-up support to meet patients’ needs
  • Working with GPs and schools to build resilience and support complex needs of young people
Michelle Rudd, Transformation Lead, Children & Young People, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Case study: Progressing Single Points of Access (SPA) and integration of services for CYPMHS
  • Practicalities and lessons learnt for implementing SPA for CAMHS
  • SPA in practice: how are referrals directed to the right provision efficiently?
  • Measuring the outcomes of streamlined care through SPA for CYP and their families
Alexa Rae Mullins, Referral Management Lead Operational Nurse, Forward Thinking Birmingham, Forward Thinking Birmingham, Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speaker
Interactive discussion: How can CYPMH services bridge the transition gap to adult services?
  • What age does your service go up to and what are the challenges of your cut off age?
  • What does the patient pathway look like for your CYP?
  • How to you engage with the behavioural challenges of CYP approaching transition?
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: How can CYPMH services bridge the transition gap?
Strengthening CYP resilience
Think Family Outreach: Avoiding inappropriate hospital admissions
  • Building ‘Think Family Outreach Team for Children and Young People’ to promote outcomes for CYP
  • Empowering and promoting CYP with complex needs to support them in a time of crisis
  • Strengthening approaches to resilience, early help, prevention and coproduction with children and young people
Jane Ralphs, Lead Nurse and Claire Mulligan, Lead Nurse, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Working collaboratively with schools to promote good emotional wellbeing
  • What are your experiences of working with schools during the last 18 months?
  • How can your service develop productive partnerships with local schools?
  • How do we meet the needs of CYP who are not in employment or education?
Lunchtime screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: Working collaboratively with schools to promote good emotional wellbeing
Leading transformation
Making transition smoother and safer for young people: commissioning services for 0-25 years
  • Shared findings from HSIB CAMHS to AMHS report: what does this mean for services?
  • Improving the safety of vulnerable groups during the transition process
  • Assessing the outcomes and implementable steps to enhance transition care for young people in your service
Sarah Cerioli, Deputy Designated Transition Safeguarding Nurse, NHS Brighton and Hove CCG
Questions and answers with your speaker
Interactive discussion: Sharing best practice approaches to improving therapeutic care
  • In this new post-pandemic climate, what challenges have your service experienced in terms of increasing and changing demand?
  • What developments has your service implemented or plan to implement to deliver the best therapeutic care?
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: Sharing best practice approaches to improving therapeutic care
Managing clinical outcomes for eating disorders
How to approach CYP eating disorders to reduce inpatient admittance
  • What does effective treatment planning look like? Evidence based examples shared
  • Exploring Family Based Treatment: working with parents to deliver support at home
  • Recognising complexity: adopting CBT-ED therapy to tackle disordered eating
Kevin Parkinson, CEO, First Steps Eating Disorder, First Steps Eating Disorders and Dr Suhel Ahmed, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Digital Transformations
Questions and answers with your speaker
Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

Your speaker line-up

Job Title:
Interim NHS Commissioning and Performance Consultant, Strategy & Development,
First Steps Eating Disorders

Job Title:
Transformation Lead, Children & Young People
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Michelle Rudd is proud to have the core profession of a Registered Mental Health Nurse.  Michelle has worked in all areas of mental health care over her 27 years nursing career, however her real passion is working alongside and supporting Children and Young People.  Transforming and developing services with the Child, Young Person and their families at the heart is her driver. 

Ensuring quality standard evidence-based care at a time that feels right for the CYP and challenging the system to truly deliver MH care with no inequalities is a crucial focus in Michelle does.

Michelles speciality area is within the field of Children and Young People in Crisis and working with systems to support a true wrap around plan of care for CYP when care is needed within the Urgent and Emergency crisis pathway.

Re defining the way to approach CYP MH care is within her career profile.  This includes being central in the re defining CYP MH care with no tiers, inclusive of targeted Emotional wellbeing care and specialist mental health by leading an NHS led family of services know as Rise within Coventry and Warwickshire.

Michelle feels very privileged to be in a Transformation role in her organisation of CWPT for CYP MH and a clinical lead for NHSE/I Midlands Clinical Network.  These roles are a valuable way to support improving our CYP and their families Mental Health care and provision across all the systems.  

Job Title:
Lead Nurse
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Job Title:
Lead Nurse
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Job Title:
Referral Management Lead Operational Nurse
Forward Thinking Birmingham, Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Job Title:
Deputy Designated Transition Safeguarding Nurse
NHS Brighton and Hove CCG

Job Title:
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Digital Transformations Consultant

Pricing structure

  • £249 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £209 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

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

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation, 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

By bringing together CAMHS/CYPMHS, Acute and Mental Health Trusts, Third Party Providers and CCGs this national online conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to network with:

  • CYPMHS/CAMHS Managers and Clinical Leads
  • Programme Directors, Service Development Leads
  • Consultant Psychiatrists and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CAMHS/CYPMHS Liaison Clinical Nurse Specialists

Past attendee feedback

Held in September 2021, Improving Access to CYP Mental Health Services was described by attendees as:

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

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

"Really thought-provoking. One of the best conferences I have attended. Already thinking about how my practice can change"

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

"Excellent opportunity to network with other CAHMS and see other ways of working "

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

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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

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