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Youth Mental Health Conference: Press release (#Acamh2012)

Youth mental health is a key health priority in Ireland; early intervention, engagement and innovation are central to its promotion.

The Third National Research Conference in Ireland on Youth Mental Health will focus on this key theme. Hosted by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick (UL), it will present insights, perspectives, and valuable updates.

Ian Kelleher, Winner of the the 2011 Eadbhard O’Callaghan Youth Mental Health Research Award with Professor Mary Cannon, RCSI.

The day’s key aim of encouraging research by under- and postgraduate students and trainees will again provide the platform for presentation of projects and, importantly, recognise the most excellent piece of research work with the award of “Annual ACAMH Youth Mental Health Research Prize”, in memory of the late Professor Eadbhard O’Callaghan and in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental health in young people. In an innovative development, young people will be highly involved with the organisation and delivery of the conference.

Conference organising committee chair, Walter Cullen (UL Professor of General Practice and GP) states: ‘UL, the Midwest region and ACAMH are delighted to come together to host this important meeting – mental health is a major challenge for our population’s national health, especially here in the Midwest, and this conference will showcase some of the excellent work being carried out by colleagues, associations and health agencies to address this issue. We are especially honoured that the prestigious Eadbhard O’Callaghan Memorial Prize will be awarded for work presented on the day’.
Speaking at the announcement of the programme for this year’s conference, Mary Cannon, RCSI Professor of Psychiatry and Secretary of ACAMH Special Interest Group on Youth Mental Health states “we hope to showcase research and innovation relevant to youth mental health. Our first two conferences promoted interaction between all stakeholders, especially researchers and young people, and dialogue between young people, researchers and policy makers will remain at the forefront of this year’s programme”.

The conference will be opened by Dan Neville T.D (Deputy Mental Health Spokesperson), and Don Barry, President, UL. Confirmed keynote speakers include Ella Arensman (Director of Research, National Suicide Research Foundation), Bob Illback (Deputy CEO, Headstrong), Eric Taylor (Emeritus Professor of Child Psychiatry, King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry), Mary Clarke (Clinical Lead, DETECT), and Ian Daly (HSE Mental Health Clinical Lead).

Interactive Workshops invite delegates to explore in greater depth, the key themes of ‘Disadvantage and its Impact on Youth Mental Health’ (UL-based Orla Muldoon, Professor of Psychology, Sarah Jay, Post-Grad Scholar and Jan Klimas, Postdoctoral Researcher and Cochrane Fellow) and ‘Technology and Youth Mental Health’ (Director of Programmes and Policy Derek Chambers and Research & Evaluation Officer Fenella Murphy, Inspire Ireland; Aleisha Clarke, Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI; and Gavin Doherty, TCD School of Computer Science and Statistics). In addition, Colman Noctor (Psychotherapist, St Patrick’s University Hospital) will launch ‘The Way Forward, Young People and their Parents’ Experiences of Youth Mental Health Services’.

Further information:
Walter Cullen, Professor of General Practice, UL. [email protected]
Ingrid King, Executive Director, ACAMH [email protected]; www.acamh.org.uk
Mary Cannon, Dept Psychiatry RCSI; Secretary, ACAMH Special Interest Group: [email protected]

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Final programme: Promoting Youth Mental Health through Intervention, Engagement and Innovation (#Acamh2012)

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Final PROGRAMME & REGISTRATION
3rd National One-Day Research Conference on Youth Mental Health
Promoting Youth Mental Health through Intervention, Engagement and Innovation
Friday 28 September 2012; Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick

Programme: Morning 

08.30
Registration and Pre-Conference Refreshments
09.15
09.30
Welcome Address  Professor Don Barry, President, University of Limerick
Opening Address    Dan Neville TD, Deputy Spokesperson on Health
09.45
10.45
11.15
12.00
13.00
Plenary One             Trends in self harm and suicide among young people in Ireland: Implications for intervention and prevention programmes: Dr Ella Arensman, Director of Research, National Suicide Research Foundation, NHSRI, University College Cork
Plenary Two             Emerging Evaluation Findings: Jigsaw Early Intervention Model of Youth Mental Health Supports: Bob Illback, Deputy CEO, Headstrong, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health
Morning Coffee and Viewing of Poster Presentations
Guest Speaker:        Research Perspectives on Attention Deficit Disorder Among Young Adults: Eric Taylor, FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci, Emeritus Professor, King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry
Parallel Research Presentations: 4 presentations per session x 3 parallel sessions (12 presentations in total)
Lunch

Programme: Afternoon

14.00
Afternoon Workshops
Delegates to select one of the following Streams (kindly note: every effort will be made to accommodate requests, but this cannot always be guaranteed depending on numbers; please therefore indicate on booking form first and second preferences)
Workshop One:     Role of technology in promoting youth mental health: Derek Chambers and  Fenella Murphy, Inspire (workshop) Inspire Ireland; Dr Aleisha Clarke, Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI; and Dr Gavin Doherty, School of Computer Science and Statistics, TCD
Workshop Two:     Disadvantage and its Impact on Youth Mental Health: Orla Muldoon, Orla Muldoon, Professor of Psychology, UL; Sarah Jay, IRCHSS Post-Grad Scholar, UL, and Jan Klimas, Postdoctoral Researcher / Cochrane Fellow, Graduate Entry Medical School, UL
15.00
Report launch:     The way forward, young people and their parents experiences of youth mental health   services: Colman Noctor, Psychotherapist, Willow Grove Adolescent Service, St Patricks University Hospital
15.15
Plenary Three:       Why Research Matters: Mary Clarke, Detect / HSE
Plenary  Four:       The Policy Perspective: Ian Daly, HSE
16.15
Research Prize        EADBHARD O’CALLAGHAN ANNUAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH PRIZE: presented by Mrs Virginia O’Callaghan
16.45
Closing Address:      Walter Cullen, Professor of General Practice, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of
Limerick and Chair, SIG Research Conference Committee (tbc)
Closing Reception

 

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    Registration Form
To reserve your place to attend this Conference hosted by ACAMH’s Early Intervention SIG (28 September 2012) please complete the form below and return to:
National Events and Initiatives, ACAMH, St Saviour’s House, 39-41 Union Street, London SE1 1SD; Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 403 7458; Fax: 00 44 (0) 207 403 7081;  email: [email protected]
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Conference: Promoting Youth Mental Health through Intervention, Engagement and Innovation

ADVANCE NOTICE AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
3rd National One-Day Research Conference on Youth Mental Health
Promoting Youth Mental Health through Intervention, Engagement and Innovation
Friday 28 September 2012; Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick
On behalf of the chair and organisers of the Association’s Special Interest Group on Youth Mental Health, it gives me pleasure to share with you details of this forthcoming research conference on Promoting Youth Mental Health through Intervention, Engagement and Innovation.
Of relevance to all those interested in, and aware of, the increasing importance of youth mental health in the individual’s life-cycle and the influencing role it has on their future development and interactions with society.
Overview: a dynamic and multi-disciplinary conference, co-hosted by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Special Interest Group and University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School, specifically geared to:
·  bring together diverse Ireland-based speakers to discuss new work and emerging trends, and overseas presenters to balance this with broader perspective pieces
·  provide insight into government perspectives, initiatives and directions
·  showcase research and innovation relevant to youth mental health and enable:
o  interaction between academic / scientific community and young people
o  opportunity for young researchers to highlight their projects to key opinion-formers, academics and clinicians
·  draw together a multi-disciplinary audience across the specialties and services
Call for Abstracts: Bringing together diverse researchers to discuss new work and balancing this with broader perspectives offering advice, tips and insights, the programme has been designed to forge new alliances and collaborations and increase awareness of the work being carried out in this area.
The day’s invited speakers include international and national experts on youth mental health Ireland and, to complement this, participation from students, clinicians, community agencies and establishing researchers is greatly encouraged. Submissions for oral and poster presentations are therefore invited (guidelines attached)
Programme: reflecting key themes in youth mental health in Ireland today, the ambitious programme covers:
·  technology in promoting youth mental health
·  youth engagement
·  service development
·  suicide and its prevention
·  substance use
·  social deprivation and its role in youth mental health
Further details: For further information or for any queries, please contact Ingrid King : 0044 (0) 20 7403 7458;[email protected].
The conference is now on Facebook and Twitter (#Acamh2012).