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Conference report: CAMHS 2013

nick petford

The conference was opened by Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton

Submitted by Dr Jane Callaghan

The Conference ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health’ at the University of Northampton, 3-5 July was a great success.  Focusing on young people’s mental health at a time of austerity, the conference drew together participants from academic and practitioner backgrounds, from the HE, public and voluntary sector.  The conference offered a fantastic opportunity for multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral reflection on the challenges and opportunities that the current economic situation presents in working with children and young people on issues of mental health. We welcomed 134 delegates from around the UK, Pakistan, South Africa, Italy, Sweden and Israel. We and our guests delivered 65 papers and workshops, and 16 posters.

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