CAMHS 2017 CONFERENCE 20-22 September 2017


Call for papers open

 For conference related queries,
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For registration and accommodation queries:

(details coming soon)


summary of the twitterfeed for the 2013 event can be found on Storify, we intend to have #camhs17 as the Twitter tag for this year.

The FOURTH Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference:

Improving access, increasing participation, engaging diversity

University of Northampton

20-22 September 2017

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health conference, 20-22 September 2017.


The conference will be held in the Cottesbrooke building, Park Campus. For directions and campus map please see link here


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.

Call for Papers

Children and young people’s mental health services face increasing challenges. As demand for mental health support from children, young people and their families increase, services in the public, private and voluntary sectors have been required to be increasingly innovative in meeting these needs. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities presented, outlining the difficulties we face and the solutions we have found.

We invite submissions for papers, symposia, workshops and posters, addressing the conference theme Improving access, increasing participation, engaging diversity. In addition, any work related to children and young people’s mental health is welcomed.

Confirmed keynotes include:

Professor Sami Timimi

Professor Katherine Johnson

Dr Julian Edbrooke-Child

Dr Guilaine Kinouani

Dr Duncan Law

Dr Lindsay O’Dell

Dr Fiona Warner-Gale

Dr Samantha Warner

The call for papers closes on 5 September 2017. A final programme will be released on 7 September. (If you require confirmation that you will be presenting sooner than this, please contact and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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


Please register for the conference here.