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Thursday, 18 April 2024
08:30 – 16:30
The Royal National Hotel, London

There is growing concern in the UK of the increasing prevalence of mental health issues among children and young people and that support services are currently inadequate and unable to meet needs. In 2022, 18.0% of children aged 7 to 16 years and 22.0% of young people aged 17 to 24 years had a probable mental disorder. Mental health provision was struggling to meet demand before the pandemic, however, the residual impacts of Covid 19 and the current cost of living crisis has further exacerbated the situation.

The 10th Children and Young People’s Mental Health conference will bring together key stakeholders, dedicated to improving young people’s lives, for a day of learning, conversation and networking.

The conference will present a series of plenary presentations, delivered by expert speakers, to update delegates on the current situation and discuss measures to make improvements. The agenda will highlight specific issues, showcase best practice and will share lived experience.

The conference is designed to encourage interactive engagement between speakers, contributors and delegates through the question and answer sessions and discussion groups, whilst interspersed between plenary sessions there will be ample opportunity for casual networking amongst peers and fellow professionals.

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