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ONLINE CONFERENCE Children and Young People's Mental Health in Scotland 2021: Delivering the Task Force aims during and after COVID-19 - prevention, early intervention, seamless support


09:25-09:30 Chair's Opening Remarks

Session One: The Strategic and Systemic Objectives

09:30-09:50 Keynote Speaker

09:50-10:00 Question and Answer Session

10:00-10:15 The Need for Scotland Wide Commitment, Leadership and a Whole System Approach

  • Delivering on a whole system approach and ‘No Wrong Door’
  • Why, where and how leadership and partnership matters - across agencies and sectors
  • Early intervention and prevention - long term, best practice and the right help at the right time

10:15-10:25 Questions and Discussion

10:25-10:40 Comfort Break

Session Two: Delivering Transformational Change in Services and Approach

10:40-10:55 CAMHS, Young People and Delivering and Designing Services
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  • Achieving a 'single door' of access
  • Tackling postcode service inconsistency and performance standards
  • Children and young people in co-design and co-production

10:55-11:10 A Multi Sector Workforce

  • The staffing implications of delivering a whole system approach
  • Educating and training a multi sector workforce
  • Maintaining and expanding the supply of staff

11:10-11:25 Questions and Discussion

11:25-11:40 Comfort Break

Session Three: Understanding and Meeting Current and Emerging Challenges in CYPMH

11:40-11:55 Online: Social Media, Gaming and Gambling

  • What impact is social media having on children and young people's mental health?
  • What response is required to the rise in online gaming and gambling and its impact on mental health?
  • Can there be a producer obligation for an early intervention/prevention approach for online?

11:55-12:10 Overcoming Barriers to Service Use

  • What prevents young people from accessing and using services when they are available?
  • Understanding issues around privacy, anonymity and identity
  • Ensuring users can find the easiest, most comfortable form of access

12:10-12:25 Questions and Discussion

12:25 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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