About this event

  • Date and time Tue 16 Apr 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This fantastic meeting aimed at students, trainees and consultants will bring together specialists from both paediatrics and child and adolescent mental health services.

Covering a wide range of topics, including practical approaches to mental health crises and self-harm management of eating disorders, medically unexplained symptoms, and somatisation disorders and therapeutic approaches.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to network and learn together across specialties about the current management of mental health conditions in children and young people

This meeting will develop an understanding of the key priorities in child and adolescent mental health, and provide information and practical advice on diagnostic and management issues, and encourage multidisciplinary discussion and learning.

Topics include:

  • Diagnosis and management of common psychiatric disorders, including medically unexplained symptoms and somatoform disorder.
  • The current epidemiology of child and adolescent mental health.
  • The medical management of eating disorders.
  • The role of the paediatrician in an acute mental health crises and emergency department presentations of acute psychiatric illness.
  • The role of the paediatrician following self-harm and explore ways to make it meaningful and helpful for young people.
  • Overlap between mental and physical ill health and what can be done about it.


Standard pricing available until 15 April 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Trainee
£54.00 £33.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee London School of Paediatrics
£90.00 £55.00 £50.00


View the programme

Session one

Welcome and introduction

Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Health Promotion Officer, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Self care resources

Dr Emma Sunderland and Dr Bryony Hopkinshaw

Medically unexplained physical symptoms

To be confirmed

Acute Psychosis in the emergency department

To be confirmed

Further learning opportunities in mental health

Dr Kim Pearson

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Acute self-harm and working with liaison psychiatry

Dr Ben Baig, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Children and young people’s perspectives on accessing help for their mental health

Ms Hannah Lewis, Senior Policy and Practice Officier, Rethink Mental Illness      


Session three: Interactive workshops

Each workshop is 25 minutes

Interactive workshops
LGBTQ+ young people and mental health

Dr Gayle Hann, Consultant Paediatrician, North Middlesex University Hospital and Dr Ro Bevan, Psychiatry Trainee

Learning from general practice

Dr Vidhya Kumaranayakam, General Practitioner and Clinical Director, NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group

Mental health and technology

Dr Max Davie

Tea and coffee break

Session four

Recognising anxiety and depression in the general paediatric setting

Dr Julia Gledhill, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London

What paediatricians need to know about eating disorders?

Dr Lee Hudson, Consultant Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London, Mental Health and Well Being Officer, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The public health context

Dr Max Davie

Close of meeting


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

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