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The Second International Youth Mental Health Conference

Brighton, UK, United Kingdom (30 Sep 2013)

Acronym IAYMH2013
When 30 Sep 2013 through 02 Oct 2013
Where Brighton, UK, United Kingdom
CFP Deadline Not applicable (call for papers abstract deadline)
Sponsor International Association for Youth Mental Health
Category 1 Social Sciences > Psychology > Developmental & Child Psychology
Category 2 Social Sciences > Psychology > Counseling
Keywords Youth Mental Health, (cloud tags)
Website URL http://
Event description
Hosted by the International Association of Youth Mental Health. On behalf of the Advisory and Scientific Committees we are delighted to invite you to attend the Second International Youth Mental health Conference - Young people at the forefront of reshaping services Adolescence and early adulthood is a critical time for personal development. The major threat to this comes from mental ill health with 75% of mental and substance use disorders emerging by age 25. Latest research reveals the complex interplay of genes, environment, psychological and social factors underpinning the development of these conditions in young people. These conditions can have a devastating impact on young people’s potential to establish their own independence and goals. Yet most of these conditions are very treatable and, if caught early, most people will make a good recovery. Early access and engagement is crucial but traditional health services are not youth friendly. Major gaps exist between adolescent and adult services – just at the stage when early intervention could be most effective. New models are emerging of youth mental health services that embrace therapeutic optimism and incorporate the principals of prevention, early intervention, and recovery. They place young people and their families at the centre of decisions about service and policy development. Youth- friendly accessibility, engagement, and age- appropriate interventions are key to their success. 'Young people at the forefront of reshaping services' is a conference that aims to improve our understanding of youth mental heath, identify gaps in service provision, promote more effective interventions and models of care. This conference will celebrate the vital contribution that young people and their families can make to this field. The conference will be held in the UK, fresh on the success of hosting the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. The UK has excellent international air access and a large mental health community ready and able to participate in this exciting conference with their international colleagues. We hope to see you at the Brighton Dome from 30th September to 2nd October 2013. Co-convenors: Professor Patrick McGorry AO Executive Director Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Melbourne Australia Professor Max Birchwood Clinical Director Youthspace Mental Health Programme Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust UK About the IAYMH The Conference will also mark the official launch of the IAYMH. The IAYMH has been formed as a membership organization for practitioners, researchers, policy makers, consumers and carers whose mission is: Changing the way the global community thinks about young people and their mental health by ensuring that services are developmentally and age appropriate, and that young people have an active voice in determining what is best for them. The IAYMH Goals are to: Promote public and professional interest in the mental health and well being of young people aged 12 to 25. Strive for systems change which advocates for a developmentally appropriate service response for young people and their families and carers. Meaningfully engage young people in the Association to develop a voice and advocate for systems change. Foster collaboration and communication internationally between individuals and organisations working to improve the health and wellbeing of young people using evidence informed practices wherever possible. Act as a conduit to highlight exemplars of new research and best practice in the youth mental health field. Advocate for improved standards of care for young people while promoting the advancement of research and education in youth mental health
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