Depression: Identifying and Supporting Children and Young People

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Event type Talk with Q&A

Live stream webinar
15:45 - 17:45 UK time

Depressed teenager

This FREE webinar covers an especially important topic, particularly following the pandemic, as children may struggle to articulate how they are feeling, and parents/teachers may not know how to approach the child. It is also important as many people perceive children are resilient and will ‘spring back’, however this view may be harmful for children who need help.

Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children and young people, with a prevalence ranging from 0.4-8.3% , while the lifetime prevalence throughout adolescence could reach as high as 20% (Grover & Avasthi, 2019). Depression can disturb social functioning, familial connections and educational attainment, all of which have lifelong effects on employment and social status (Clayborne, Varin, & Colman, 2019; Dunn & Weintraub, 2008; Kessler & Bromet, 2013; Pan & Brent, 2018; Sagatun, Wentzel-Larsen, Heyerdahl, & Lien, 2016).

Booking

Sign up to this free event at this link or on the Book Now button at the top of the screen and complete the form that follows. You’ll then receive an email confirmation and a link to the webinar, plus we’ll send you a calendar reminder nearer the time. ACAMH Members attending will be eligible for an electronic CPD certificate. Non-members can opt to receive an electronic CPD certificate for just £5, simply select this option at point of booking.

About the webinar

The day is going to be split into two sections: identifying and supporting.

Identifying
In the first section, Dr Iryna Culpin will be discussing risk factors for depression in children and young people, as well as gender differences in these risk factors. Dr Alex Boyd will then explore how depression can present at home and at school, with particular focus on more nuanced presentations.

Supporting
Gabrielle Hale will then be presenting her PhD study on the role of exercise in combatting depression. This will then be followed by the PIPA Trial is exploring the effectiveness of an online resource for parents/carers to help reduce depression and anxiety in young people. The trial is being coordinated by the University of Warwick and involves families of young people aged 11-15 years from schools in the UK.

Key learning outcomes

  1. To be more aware of potential risk factors for children
  2. Understand how a CYP with depression might present
  3. Understand how physical exercise may play an important role in addressing the reported increase in depression in CYP following the COVID lockdowns.
  4. Develop an awareness of the use of technology and the value of parents in delivering an online intervention to prevent affective disorders in high-risk adolescents.

Who should attend

This webinar will be aimed at parents, teachers, educational professionals, Educational Psychologist, pastoral care support, and school staff focusing on how to recognise and support children and young people who may be depressed.

It may also be of interest to those with an interest in the aspects of the topic, those working with children and young people, and/or and interest in mental health such as social care workers and leaders, youth-based service workers and leaders, and parents/carers. Plus of course mental health professionals.

About the talks and speakers

Dr. Iryna Culpin ‘Risk factors for depression and gender differences’
Dr. Iryna Culpin is a research fellow at the Bristol Medical School (PHS) within the University of Bristol. She will be discussing Family risk factors (e.g., father absence, parental conflict, parental depression, negative parenting) that contribute to child and adolescent depression with a focus on gender differences and possible mechanisms of action.

Dr. Alex Boyd is a Clinical Psychologist and accredited CBT therapist who has worked at the University of Exeter since 2012. ‘How teachers and parents can recognise symptoms of low mood in children, particularly when it can be less obvious.’

Gabrielle Hale, ‘Physical activity interventions to support the mental health of children’
Gabrielle Hale,
University of South Wales, is currently completing her PhD study under PhD Supervisor, Dr. Phil Tyson, University of South Wales. Gabrielle will present her findings and other research evidence regarding the value of physical activity in promoting good mental health and well-being. She will discuss her development to date of an intervention based on the training of professional sport coaches to deliver the programme she has designed.

Dr. Charlotte Connor and Mrs Oliver, PIPA Project
Dr. Charlotte Connor, Assistant Professor, University of Warwick, and Mrs Kirstie Oliver, Humphry Davy School, Penzance, the PIPA Project is an online parenting intervention to prevent affective disorders in high-risk adolescents. The PIPA Project is funded by NIHR – the National Institute for Health and Care Research. The trial aims to help young people and their families find out more about mental health and emotions. The results of this trial could help create better ways of helping young people and their families with their mental health.

Booking

Sign up to this free event at this link or on the Book Now button at the top of the screen and complete the form that follows. You’ll then receive an email confirmation and a link to the webinar, plus we’ll send you a calendar reminder nearer the time. ACAMH Members attending will be eligible for an electronic CPD certificate. Non-members can opt to receive an electronic CPD certificate for just £5, simply select this option at point of booking.