About this event

  • Date and time Mon 3 Dec 2018 from 8:30am to 5:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Digital Health

This event will hear thought-leaders in Children’s mental health, and front line innovators dealing with the issues caused by the use of digital technology, as well as the benefits generated from doing so. 

The latest Government green paper will be examined, and hear how two specialist NHS Trusts are using digital techniques to improve the mental wellbeing of children and young people. 

During the afternoon sessions, delegates will be split into 3 parallel streams; the first covering digital tools that clinicians can use with their patients, the second explaining digital tools that children and young people can use on their own to manage or improve their mental health, and the third looking at the academic evidence being generated on this topic.  

This event will conclude with interactive workshops, enabling delegates to try out the digital tools for themselves, and discuss the pros and cons of their use with the entrepreneurs who have created them. 

You may have the opportunity to influence the further development of these tools and stimulate ideas to create products of your own. 

Topics include: 

  • Key mental health issues being faced by children and young people at the moment 
  • The Government’s position and how it intends to improve the provision of mental health for children and young people, paying particular regard to digital techniques. 
  • How the NHS is already using digital tools to improve the mental wellbeing of children and young people, the lessons learned from their implementation, and how others can implement them more painlessly. 
  • Understand the range of digital tools and techniques available to manage and improve the mental health of children and young people 
  • An overview of the latest evidence that explores: 
  • How the use of digital technology may be adversely affecting the mental health of children and young people 
  • How the use of digital tools may be used to improve the mental health of children and young people 
  • Showcase digital tools that clinicians can prescribe to their younger patients to help them manage their mental health. 

Key speakers

Mr Gregor Henderson

Strategic Adviser, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England  

Dr Richard Graham

Clinical Lead, London Digital Mental Wellbeing Service: Good Thinking 

Mr Andrew Jackson

CEO of ProReal

Ms Silja Litvin 

CEO and Founder of PsycApps

Dr Kerstyn Comley

Co-CEO of MeeTwo

Ms Tessa Reardon

Red Ninja (University of Reading) 

Professor Stephen Scott CBE 

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, King's College London

Agenda

View the programme

Morning session

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Clive Flashman, President, Digital Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Opening keynote: Where do we take our fears?

Dame Benny Refson, President, Place2Be

The Government's Green Paper and beyond: The potential for a more far reaching agenda for children and young people's mental wellbeing

Gregor Henderson, Strategic Adviser, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

A school's perspective on the opportunities and challenges of digital media for young people's mental health

Ed Vainker, Principal, REACH Academy Feltham

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
The digital future of children's mental health

Emma Selby, Clinical Nurse Specialist, NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

Innovation in digital mental health

Dr Fiona Pender, Chesire and Wirral Partnership

Mentally thriving or surviving in the digital age

Dr Richard Graham, Clinical Lead, London Digital Mental Wellbeing Service: Good Thinking

Panel discussion
Lunch

Afternoon streamed session

On registering please specify which stream you are attending

Stream A: Digital tools for clinician-led treatment of mental health in children and young people
2.20 pm Lessons from the front line: How young people shaped Kooth: A digital mental health service

Mr Aaron Sefi, Research and Evaluation Director, XenZone

3.10 pm Avatars and mental health

Andrew Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, ProReal and David Tinker, Development Director, ProReal

3.55 pm Tea and coffee break
4.15 pm ChatHealth messaging: Supporting a million young people in schools

Jimmy Endicott, ChatHealth, Leics Partnership NHS Trust

Stream B: Tools for digital self-management of mental health in children and young people
2.20 pm Digital game therapy: Reaching our children

Silja Litvin, PsycApps

3.05 pm IAPT Collaborative

Alex Goforth, Programme Lead, London & South East Children & Young People's IAPT Collaborative

3.55 pm Tea and coffee break
4.15 pm MeeTwo: Safe peer support for teenagers

Kerstyn Comley, Cheif Executive Officer, MeeTwo

Stream C: Academic evidence around the use of digital tools to manage children and young people's mental health
2.20 pm Parenting matters online: A new programme for all parents

Stephen Scott, King's College London

3.05 pm The LYNCS study

Jackie Sturt and Frances Griffiths, The LYNCS Study

3.15 pm Tea and coffee break
4.15 pm Digital solutions to improve access to evidence-based treatment for child anxiety disorders

Tessa Reardon, Postdoctoral Researcher, Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Unit, University of Reading

Closing remarks
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom