About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 Jun 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

In this special Mind Matters webinar, join the Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, to discuss the results of the recent children and young people's survey The Big Ask. 

Dr Jacqueline Phillips Owens, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, will discuss what issues Dame Souza plans to champion to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in England.

Dame Rachel de Souza will also address actions that need to be taken across government, health, education and social care for children and young people to see real improvements in how society cares for them. 

Aims of this webinar include:

  • Consider the results of the ‘Big Ask’ Survey of children and young people’s well-being across England
  • Discuss the balance between early intervention versus late
  • Explore the children’s commissioner's thoughts on how to bring health, education and social care together to best meet the needs of children and young people

Speakers in this webinar will consider the obstacles to implementing early intervention programmes in schools and colleges and whether the 2017 Green paper: Transforming Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Provision, is still fit for the purpose post-pandemic. 

This is a part of the Mind Matters webinar series presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. This webinar is CPD accredited.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 60 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Key speakers

Dame Rachel de Souza

Dame Rachel de Souza

Children’s Commissioner for England

Speaker's biography

Dame Rachel de Souza is the Children’s Commissioner for England. The Children’s Commissioner promotes and protects the rights of children, standing up for their views and interests and acting as their ‘eyes and ears’ across government. Dame Rachel is a nationally recognised educator and advocate for improving the life chances of disadvantaged children. Before her appointment as Children’s Commissioner, she led two schools from failing to outstanding, before founding and leading the Inspiration Trust, a family of fourteen schools in East Anglia. The Trust was twice ranked as the nation’s top group of comprehensive schools based on pupil progress at GCSE. She was made a Dame in 2014 for services to education.



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Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 60 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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