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Youth In Mind

A Mental Health Conference for Anyone Working with Children and Young People

We are delighted to be bringing back this informative, innovative and inspiring one-day conference. Last year saw over 500 people coming together with a shared goal of supporting and improving the mental health of all young people in Oxfordshire.

This year, we have listened to our delegates and will be covering the topics that they felt are most necessary to address. We will also be providing more resources and toolkits for use in your setting with young people. The conference will support delegates to respond to the mental health crisis in an informed, practical and inclusive way.

Why Exhibit?

Hosting a stall at Youth in Mind is great value for money, the large market place was buzzing last year with a cross sector representation of people who work with children and young people. It is a wonderful opportunity to network and

Promote your services while also discovering new opportunities to collaborate within the sector and learning from local and national experts about children and young people’s mental health. Conference delegates will include school leaders and staff, third sector organisations, and NHS professionals.

Stall holder information can be found HERE. To book your stall you must order a ticket for the event, the stall options will appear at checkout.

Why Attend?

Delegates will gain access to national and local experts, 80 exhibition stands, workshops, performances, youth-led training and much more.

Speakers will include:

Paul Farmer – Chief Executive of national Mind

Maddie Dinwoodie  – Deputy Chief executive of UK Youth

Lucy Butler – Director of Children Services for Oxfordshire County Council

Andrea King – NHS Local Authority Advisor for Wessex and Thames Valley Regions

Exclusive performance of Pipeline by Mandala Theatre Company.

Delegates will also have time to attend 3 x 50 minute workshops.

Our workshops offer something for everyone. They are delivered by experts in their field and will be informative, inspirational and most importantly, applicable to your work with children and young people.

Workshop topics

  1. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) with Clear Sky Children’s Charity
  2. Anxiety: CBT Techniques with Charlie Lewis-Pryde from One-Eighty
  3. Depression (Teenage) with Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg from The Priory Group
  4. Physical Health and Wellbeing with Active Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire Mind
  5. Protective Behaviours with Donnington Doorstep, Step-out, a peer education project
  6. Resilience – Managing Difficult Emotions with by Family Links
  7. Restorative Practice with Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service
  8. Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Wellbeing with TBC
  9. Gaming and Online Resilience with YGAM
  10. Understanding CYP Mental Health with Oxfordshire Youth
  11. Whole School Approach- Secondary school focus with TBC
  12. Resilient Young Minds- A Primary School Case Study with Matt Gregor, Bladon Primary
  13. Early Years: The parents’ role in their infant’s developing sense of self with Joanna Tucker from OXPIP

Please read the forms below, prior to booking:

Please also be aware that there is NO TICKET HOLDER PARKING at the venue. Please use the Park and Ride service HERE. If you are booking a stall, then you will have access to one parking space. 

Please contact Laura Sewell at info@youthinmind.org if you require a parking space for access or if you have any other enquiries.

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We are very grateful to all of our supporters who enable us to offer conference tickets at a subsidised rate.

Headline sponsor, Priory Group.

Priory is dedicated to helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing. We focus on every patient’s specific needs, and strive to deliver excellent clinical outcomes through individually-tailored treatment plans. Our purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support. You can learn more about their Oxford wellbeing centre here

Other supporters

NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is ambitious about improving the health and wellbeing of local people in Oxfordshire, learn more here.

Oxfordshire Councillors Priority Fund

Thanks to all those local councillors who pledged their support. Learn more about the fund here.

Oxford City Council and Oxford Cultural Education Partnership (OXCEP)

Workshop sponsors are another vital part of our fundraising for this event, so thanks to CPOMS, QDP services and MyConcern. Find out more about their services below:

CPOMS is the market leading software application for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of pastoral and welfare issues. 

QDP Services will help you ensure your safeguarding, anti-bullying and your equality procedures are working for all and provide detailed evidence of problem areas. 

MyConcern is a simple to use, safe and secure software for recording and managing all safeguarding concerns in any educational setting.