Children And Young People's Mental Health: The Path To Recovery

2023thu27apr8:30 amthu4:30 pmChildren And Young People's Mental Health: The Path To Recovery

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Li Jean-Luc Harris Has been asked to present his life story at this event

  • Li Jean-Luc Harris, Founder, (confirmed)

“My lived experience of being sectioned and as a care leaver, who was addicted to drugs and then become homeless.”

I was addicted to Legal Highs (A.K.A Spice) and was bouncing between homes. I was unhappy in the semi-independent placement I had been put in so decided to sleep on the sofas of my friends. Eventually the placement ended and my options to sofa surf soon ran out. I then went on to the streets and was homeless. This is my lived experienced story of how I recovered and now am a homeowner.

CAMHS provides vital support to many children and young people and their families throughout the UK and their intervention can be life changing and instrumental in preventing loss of life. However, the service is overstretched, with an ongoing rise in people seeking help and the number receiving treatment reaching an all-time high. It is feared that this relentless rise is unsustainable and overwhelming.

Open Forum Events has hosted several past conferences, bringing together the CAMHS community, to highlight the challenges and applaud the many examples of excellence. 

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health: The Path to Recovery conference is another opportunity to disseminate the latest information, share best practice and articulate the path for improvement.

Prior to the pandemic there was an already increasing demand for CAMHS, however, children and young people have since experienced lockdowns, school closures, isolation from friends, withdrawal from society and a reduction in the access to support when in crisis.  According to NHS figures, in April 2022, 66,389 young people aged 19 and under were referred to child and adolescent mental health services in April, a 109% rise compared to the same month pre-pandemic.

This hugely relevant conference will feature a series of informative and insightful plenary presentations, showcase examples of best practice and provide the setting for professional networking and discussion. The programme will feature: a line up of expert speakers addressing key issues and opportunities; interactive question and answer sessions; and casual networking breaks.

Book your place today at the Children and Young People’s Mental Health: The Path to Recovery conference and join like-minded peers to explore how mental health service providers can be better equipped to provide the necessary support to such a high number of children and young people.

Special Offer

In partnership with Embrace Resilience we are offering all delegates a package of free e-learning courses worth £60 when you register for this event.

These courses are used widely across mental health, health, and care sectors. and meet CQC requirements for training and development. In addition to the courses, delegates will have free access to download a toolkit including planners and journals to help with their own personal resilience.



April 27, 2023 8:30 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+01:00)


Open Forums Events - Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB

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