This seminar brought together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the delivery plan from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce discussing key aspects including developing online and digital support platforms, increasing community support for those aged 5-24, and facilitating the expansion of a diverse workforce focusing on mental health in education, communities and primary care.
Delegates discussed multi-agency collaboration and the enhancement of the role of schools - and supporting the development of effective community, peer-to-peer and family support services to provide alternatives to more traditional forms of care.
The agenda brought out latest thinking in improving prevention of mental ill-health, being made to improve mental health first aid training and support counselling within schools and community services to help those at heightened risk of poor mental health. This was followed by a discussion on the findings of the Public Audit Committee Report on the impact of social media.
Delegates assessed the future for the mental health workforce - focusing on the next steps for training, upskilling and diversifying the mental health and social care workforce.
Further sessions considered the way forward for reducing stigma and improving access to appropriate and effective mental health services for children and families and raising their awareness of available services through the use of technology and digital platforms to encourage effective engagement with mental health care.
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