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.
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- 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.
0900 – 0930 Registration
0930 – 0945 Welcome by the Chair of the Southern Branch
0945 – 1100 Assessment and management of risks towards self – Dr Suyog Dhakras and Dr Julie Waine
1100 -1115 Break
1115 – 1200 Morning session continues
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1400 Working with significant risks of serious harm to others in community settings – Dr. Jonathan Bigg
1400 – 1415 Break
1415 – 1530 Afternoon session continues
1530 – 1515 Questions and end of session
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