About this event

  • Date and time Fri 10 Feb 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This interactive, educational event aims to give you confidence in managing children and young people suffering from mental health difficulties. The day will focus on the most common presentations and their management in both emergency departments and acute general paediatric departments.

By attending, you will:

  • Be able to recognise and assess the presence of mental health difficulties in young people
  • Learn about the theoretical frameworks used in mental health assessment
  • Know the first steps in managing mental health difficulties in children and young people, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis, and medically unexplained symptoms
  • Learn how to administrate rapid tranquillisation safely 
  • Understand how to distinguish between physical and phycological causes in young people presenting with acute psychosis
  • Understand the national impact of mental health in young people, and recognise the relevant societal influences

The event recording will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the day via Zoom.

This event is also available to attend in person on Tuesday 7 February 2023. Please click here to book the in-person event 

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Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Child poverty and mental health

Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust

Medically unexplained physical symptoms

Dr Ben Baig

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session 2

Acute psychosis

Dr Kiran Nijabat, Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Rapid tranquilisation

Ms Octavia Bell, Registered Mental Health CNS

Panel discussion

Session 3

Managing mental health difficulties in ED

Dr Emily Cadman

What paediatricians need to know about eating disorders: MEED guidelines

Dr Simon Chapman

Comfort break

Session 4

Holistic healthcare for trans people

Rebecca Trenear

Service improvement in child mental health/HDU

Dr James Dearden

Learning opportunities in mental health (Grid/Spin)

Dr Kim Pierson

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close 1 hour prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.


  • The agenda is subject to change at any time
  • If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM discretion.
  • All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.
  • This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.
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Venue hire

The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 2 to 300 people. The diverse range of services includes rooms for hybrid and live-streamed conferences, meetings and training or social events such as anniversary or birthday celebrations. 1 Wimpole Street also has a civil wedding licence.

Contact us today on 020 7290 2979.

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