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Children and Young People's Mental Health in Scotland: Delivering joined-up prevention, intervention and whole community support


0830-0930 Registration and Refreshments
0930-0935 Chair's Opening Remarks
Andy Maciver, Director, Message Matters
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Session One: The Challenge and the Opportunity
0935-0955 Keynote Address
0955-1010 Question and Answer Session
1010-1030 What Are We Dealing With?
Martin Dorchester, Chief Executive, Includem
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  • How children get to this
  • How we respond to child mental health challenges
  • How we can change on prevention and response
1030-1050 Supporting Child Mental Health - The Scale of the Commitment
Kenny Graham, Head of Education, Falkland House School and Member, Scottish Children's Services Coalition
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  • Additional spending: How much, where and when?
  • The policy direction
  • Existing services and future plans
1050-1110 Question and Answer Session
1110-1130 Refreshment Break
Session Two: Understanding and Delivering the Change We Need
1130-1150 Child Mental Health - Where we stand, what we need to do
Dame Denise Coia, Chair, Children and Young People's Mental Health Taskforce
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  • Where we stand now
  • The Taskforce's Four Strands
  • What children say
  • Mainstreaming child mental health
1150-1210 What's Needed to Transform Children's Mental Health?
  • Data and evidence-led service delivery and policy making
  • Addressing staff supply and skills development requirements
  • Achieving a seamless approach across health, education, social services, justice and Third Sector
1210-1230 Delivering a Whole Community Approach
Amy Woodhouse, Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Children in Scotland
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  • Developing whole school awareness and delivering services in all schools
  • What does a whole community approach look like?
  • Shaping an effective 'no wrong door' ethos
1230-1250 Question and Answer Session
1250-1350 Lunch 
1350-1355 Chair's Welcome Back
Andy Maciver, Director, Message Matters
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Session Three: What Works? Sharing, Replicating and Refining Best Practice
1355-1415 Learning From What We Know
Jonathan Wood, Scotland National Manager, Place2Be
  • Building resilience
  • The value of the earliest intervention
  • Actively promoting positive mental health
  • Recognising and addressing the environmental factors in families and relationships
1415-1435 Supporting Children and Young People at all Ages and Stages
Tommy Stevenson, Senior Manager Child and Adolescent Mental Health, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care partnership
  • Early diagnosis and early therapeutic approaches
  • Recognising complex sources of mental health issues and holistic responses required
  • Health and well-being in school programmes
  • 'Just get me support': simplifying multi agency support for the children who need it 
1435-1505 Panel Discussion Session - Four Member Panel

Martin Dorchester, Chief Executive, Includem
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Young Scot Voice
Mental Health Service
Third Sector

This session will feature in-depth discussion to consider the themes below, contributions raised by delegates on the day and issues suggested in advance for inclusion.
  • Better CAMHS access and a framework for mental health and well-being services
  • Transparency: How the system is working, what children experience and accessing mental health support online
  • Delivering a diverse, well trained workforce across sectors and agencies and achieving accessible community mental well-being services
  • Open and inclusive decision making and strong leadership capability in young people's mental health and well-being
1505  Chair's Closing Remarks

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This was an excellent day with much to think about.

Alison Motion, Grounds for Learning,
Delegate at Raising Young Scots Conference, November 2017

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