CAMHS 2016 CONFERENCE 6-8 JULY 2016
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH: Call for papers open
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CHILdREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH: cHALLENGING INEQUALITIES, WORKING IN CONTEXT, EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE
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We are really looking forward to welcoming you to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health conference, 6-8th July 2016.
The conference will be held in the Cottesbrooke building, Park Campus. For directions and campus map please see link here http://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us/
Once you come on to campus, you will see a Welcome building to your left and if anything is unclear they will be able to direct you to the conference. You can use car park 3 (main student car park) which is situated to your left after the Welcome building. Just use the buzzer and they will let you in.
Around the world, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Professionals are working to offset the impact of increased socioeconomic hardship on children and young people. Young people are growing up in a complex world, in which they are often described as the privileged knowledge generation of ‘digital natives’, but must also face the harsh realities of an increasingly tenuous and uncertain economy. The impact of socioeconomic difficulty on children’s mental health and wellbeing is well documented. For many public, voluntary and private sector organisations, responding to this need is made more complex by funding cuts and changing policy and service delivery contexts.
This 3 day conference aims to provide space for a discussion of how we might best respond, as professionals and as academics, working with children, young people and their families, to the complex demands made of us, in this socioeconomic context. Papers, posters, workshops, symposia and other contributions are invited that address issues relevant to:
- Health and welfare inequalities
- Promoting mental health
- Critical perspectives in children’s mental health
- Involving young people in design and delivery
- Widening access to CAMH services
- Responding to the DSM V
- Cultural issues in CAMHS
- Innovations in CAMHS
- Outcomes monitoring
- Tackling ‘stigma’
- Gender and sexualities
- Working with families
- Mental health in schools
- Early Interventions
- Participation and citizenship
- Methodological issues in work with children, young people and their families
- Working with vulnerable groups
Please do not feel restricted by these suggestions – these are suggested focused but other CAMHS relevant topic will be welcomed.
Professor Ann Phoenix
Professor Dave Pilgrim
Professor Helen Minnis
Dr Claire Houghton
Dr Andy Fugard
Professor Valeria Ugazio
First call for papers
Submission for the First Call for Papers are invited. The closing date for the first call is 15 May 2016. Submissions should take the form of an abstract (300 words). You are welcome to submit either individual papers, symposia, or workshop proposals, as well as abstracts for posters. Information on abstract submission can be found at
Authors submitting their abstract for the first call for papers should expect a response from the panel by no later than 22 May 2016
You can register for the conference AT