CAMHS.Digital were delighted to attend Youth Mental Health Matters (YMHM) annual conference on Friday 5th October. Youth Mental Health Matters is a charity dedicated to improving mental health education in schools, and campaigning for better resources and provision for youth mental health. Founded by Lauren Barclay (pictured second from left), YMHM is run by a young team of students who are passionate about creating a discussion around youth mental health, and making sure it gets the attention it needs and deserves. The conference was an excellent opportunity to learn more about young people’s mental health, and for people working in the sector, as well as secondary school students, to get together and share ideas.
CAMHS.Digital held a stall at the conference, and were able to talk to several young people, teachers and other professionals about our work and how we aim to make a difference. We also ran a short workshop, which gave us the opportunity to hear people’s opinions on youth mental health issues and how digital interventions could help. It was wonderful to receive such a positive reception to our work, and we were thrilled to see the high level of interest in and support for developing our Children and Young People’s Digital Research Advisory Group. Overall, it was a really interesting and enjoyable day, and it was fantastic to share our ideas and see how we could work with other groups.