Risk of serious harm to self, and others


Event type Conference

Highpoint, Bursledon Rd, Thornhill, Southampton SO19 8BR

Risk of serious harm, to self and others, is an important topic to discuss.

When should we be concerned, and what can we do?

With the rise in the prevalence of mental health difficulties in children and young people, there is an increasing need to recognise the range and degree of risks presented by young people. This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for the delegates to update their understanding and skills in assessment and management of risks in children and young people.

Amongst the discussions will be; Mood Disorders, the impact of media on the mental health of young people, and eating disorders.

The day will provide a balanced mixture of presentations by speakers and skills-based learning opportunities through workshops. It also provides an excellent opportunity for the delegates to network and share their experience and expertise with peers.

Book online using the button above or download our booking form.

Key takeaways

  • Recognising risks of harm towards self and towards others
  • Recognising when a risk becomes significant
  • How to manage these risks

Who should attend

This event should be of interest to those who work with children and young people, in particular;

  • Mental Health professionals
  • Health professionals
  • Commissioners of health and education services
  • Social Care workers and leaders
  • Teachers and Support Staff
  • Youth-based service workers and leaders

About the speakers

Dr. Jonathan Bigg

Jonathan is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist whose main focus of work, for 20 years has related to assessment, management and intervention in cases where significant risks of serious harm to other people has been a major issue. He is a member of the Wessex Forensic CAMHS team, which serves the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Region. He also lends regular support to both the Dorset and the South-West-South (serving all of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall) sister-service FCAMHS teams. These are some of the new NHS-England services, commissioned collectively to cover the geography of England.

Dr. Bigg also works within a CAMHS team in South-East Hampshire and is Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children for the Hampshire CAMH Service. He has a particular interest in Complex Trauma and like many of his peers is gathering great experience and some expertise in the many facets of autism on a daily basis!

Dr. Julie Waine

Julie is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Suyog Dhakras

Suyog is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Southampton CAMHS. He is also the Director of medical education: Solent NHS trust. He provides clinical input to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Forensic CAMHS as well as to the Southampton Behaviour Resource Centre which is a multi-agency specialist service for children, young people and their families who have complex emotional, mental and behavioural difficulties.