Evidence-based practice in CAMHS

Evidence-based practice in CAMHS
5 CPD Hours Early bird: £159+VAT
Online Course
Thu 13 Jun 2024 09:00-15:40
Held since 2015, this year’s CAMHS course provides a unique platform for services to share honest experiences, candidly discuss successes, as well as share common stumbling blocks that directly address the demands on your service. Including exciting skills-based classes, this course is brimming with guidance to help produce better outcomes as well as information on how national transformation will impact your service.

*** Early Bird Discount *** 

£159 + VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place when booked before Friday 19th April 2024

Practical and interactive, take the time to step back, reassess and enhance recovery outcomes

Attend this dedicated forum to discover how your peers are making profound, sustainable changes to their service that are leading to better recovery rates and more confident CAMHS teams. On the day, leading experts from the clinical, third sector and education professions will come together to share how you can: 

  • Gain practical new skills to effectively assess for risk over the telephone 
  • Boost your therapeutic skills when working with social anxiety 
  • Enhance your assessment capabilities to ensure effective onward referrals from 111
  • Deliver effective, best practice care for CYP with presenting trauma
  • Improve your therapeutic approaches to supporting children with their gender variance
  • Create effective assessment skills and new treatment pathways for eating disorders

Insightful presentations, speaker Q&As and group discussion: how this event will benefit you

Whether you work in a CAMHS assessment team, as a Mental Health Practitioner or at a third sector organisation, this event will bring together the most up-to-date knowledge from across the sector and empower your service delivery with:

  • Fantastic opportunities to share new ideas with other CAMHS professionals 
  • A chance to overcome your challenges and establish peer-recommended solutions
  • Forward-thinking presentations to further your professional understanding
  • The unique opportunity to benchmark your service progression with other teams from around the country

Opportunities to sponsor

Talking Therapies National Networking Forums enable providers of Talking Therapy technology and treatments to support healthcare professionals. If you would like to sponsor this forum please email Sarah Kemm or call Sarah on 01732 897788 to find out about all the engagement and branding opportunities available in the full sponsorship package.

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your breakout room
Opening remarks
Michelle Rudd, Transformation Lead for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services, Children and Young People – Rise, Clinical Lead West Midlands NHSE Clinical Network, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Reducing risk
Improving your risk assessment skills for CYPs during telephone triage
  • How to recognise and develop your mental health triage assessment skills from 111
  • Practical tools to help the identification of risk during your telephone triage
  • Steps towards building an escalation plan and robust care pathway for CYPs at risk
Michelle Rudd, Transformation Lead for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services, Children and Young People – Rise, Clinical Lead West Midlands NHSE Clinical Network, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Boosting your telephone triage assessment skills
  • Which skills do you utilise to help your telephone assessment?
  • What works well for you when information gathering?
Interactive discussion feedback: Boosting your telephone triage assessment skills
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Accelerating access to care
Early intervention and prevention tools for CYPs with eating disorders
  • Identifying eating profiles: practical tools to approach conversations during assessment
  • Evaluating different treatment modalities to support recovery in outpatient settings
  • Incorporating digital innovation to provide holistic, 24-hour support for CYPs
Kevin Parkinson, Interim NHS Commissioning and Performance Consultant, Trustee First / CEO, Strategy & Development, First Steps Eating Disorders
Questions and answers with Kevin Parkinson
Promoting coproduction in safeguarding
Encouraging CYP involvement and engagement in safeguarding practices
Ali Curtis, National Nurse Lead for CAMHS, Cygnet Health Care
Questions and answers with Ali Curtis
Lunchtime screen break
Improving access for neurodiverse CYPs
Creating inclusive services for autistic children and young people
  • Understanding the need for change- A young autistic person’s experience of mental health services
  • A trust wide commitment to neurodivergent people
  • Piloting a differentiated model of assessment and autism diagnosis
Gemma Cartwright, Trainee Consultant Occupational Therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner, System Clinical Lead for Neurodiversity for Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and NHS England Regional Clinical Director for Autism
Ensuring effective mental health interventions for ASD and ADHD
  • Ensuring and advocating for ASD informed practice with or without diagnosis
Jo Royle, Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner, North Staffs Combined Healthcare
Questions and answers with Jo Royle and Gemma Cartwright
Interactive discussion: Integrating with the third sector to deliver support in your community
  • What experiences do you have working with third sector organisations?
  • What services are you collaborating with?
  • What treatment gaps are you experiencing in your area? How could collaboration solve this?
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Interactive discussion feedback: Integrating with the third sector to deliver support in your community
Drug and alcohol support
Delivering CBT therapy to young people accessing drug and alcohol support
  • Enabling effective therapeutic interventions for drug and alcohol support
  • Conducting effective assessment, support and CBT for CYPs accessing drug and alcohol services
  • Delivering effective multi-disciplinary training for parents, carers and professionals
Dr Cara Robinson, National Young Persons' Services Clinical Lead, We Are With You
Questions and answers with Dr Cara Robinson
Chairs closing remarks and end of study day

First-hand speaker experience

Take the opportunity to refresh your knowledge with inspiring case studies and evidenced outcomes from: 

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Michelle Rudd

Transformation Lead for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services and Clinical Lead
Children and Young People – Rise and West Midlands NHSE Clinical Network, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
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Kevin Parkinson

Interim NHS Commissioning and Performance Consultant and CEO, Strategy & Development
Trustee First and First Steps Eating Disorders
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Ali Curtis

National Nurse Lead for CAMHS
Cygnet Health Care

Gemma Cartwright

Trainee Consultant Occupational Therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner, System Clinical Lead for Neurodiversity and Regional Clinical Director for Autism
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and NHS England
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Jo Royle

Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner
North Staffs Combined Healthcare
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Dr Cara Robinson

National Young Persons' Services Clinical Lead
We Are With You

Call for speakers

If you would like to give a presentation and share your work or the work of your service at this online course, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the conference producer Vanessa Pearce or call Vanessa on 01732 897788.

Join your peers for a dedicated day of learning and networking

This targeted NHS course will enable you to enhance your professional skills by gaining a fresh perspective and new ideas from like-minded colleagues, welcoming on the day:

  • CYPMHS/CAMHS Managers and Clinical Leads
  • Programme Directors, Service Development Leads
  • Consultant Psychiatrists and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CAMHS/CYPMHS Liaison Clinical Nurse Specialists

Take a look at what last year’s attendees said:

With over 9 years experience of delivering educational events to CAHMS professionals, your learning is in safe hands. In 2023, ‘CAMHS Best Practice Forum’ was held online and was extremely well received. But don’t take our word for it, here is what the attendees said:

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“Great insight and networking opportunities into the CYP MH field of care”
- Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
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"Really thought-provoking. One of the best online events I have attended. Already thinking about how my practice can change"
- University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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"Excellent opportunity to network with other CAHMS and see other ways of working "
- North East London NHS Foundation Trust
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“Interesting and collaborative”
- Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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“Interesting discussion points particularly relating to working aims”
- East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Pricing structure

  • £159 +VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place when booked before Friday 19th April 2024
  • £259 +VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place when booked after Friday 19th April 2024

Commercial companies are invited to attend and sponsor this day. Please contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 for further details.


You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email bookings@sbk-healthcare.co.uk.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Conference changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

Certificate of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every attendee, as a record of continuing professional training and development.

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Why sponsor a Talking Therapies National Networking Forum

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing talking therapies delivery forums offer dedicated presentations, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully  immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact:
Sarah Kemm
Contact: 01732 897788
Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk