St David’s Day Conference 2019

Join us for a day focused on mental health in infants, children and young people, with a discussion on our role as paediatricians.

Date: -
Time: -

Radisson Blu Hotel
Meridian Gate
Bute Terrace
CF10 2FL
United Kingdom

Spaces available

From Fetal Life to Adulthood: Mental health and well-being

Increasingly, the workload in an acute setting is about children and young people with behavioural and emotional problems presenting in crisis. 

As doctors, we have a responsibility to all children and their families to be advocates and offer early intervention to promote emotional wellbeing and resilience. At a government level, this means lobbying to improve services and to incorporate wellbeing and mental health to the school curriculum and healthcare.

What about staff on the front line? What do we need to know as neonatologists and paediatricians working with CYP and their families? How can we change our practice to best support this group? This conference will focus on the promotion of mental health from the neonatal period to adolescence, guiding us through the early interventions available and give us practical tips to provide better care.

Following the St David's Day Conference Dr Judith Van der Voort and Dr Abby Parish would like to invite you to celebrate the paediatric training in Wales. 

Benefits of attending

  • A day focused on the promotion of good mental health in children and young people and difficulties CYP face with and a discussion of our role as paediatricians
  • Deepening awareness and knowledge of causes of mental health and understanding the practical ways to help in our role as paediatricians
  • Unique opportunity to meet an expert panel made up of clinicians and representatives from the Welsh Government and third sector to discuss the issues we face as paediatricians
  • Developing ideas of partnership working between health and charities
  • This event is eligible for CPD.

Learning objectives 

  • Methodology of mental illness
  • Protective factors for childhood and adolescents
  • To comprehend the need to engage politicians and third sector in solving healthcare issues


Paediatricians, psychiatric doctors and allied healthcare professionals with an interest in mental health and wellbeing


Standard fees

  • RCPCH Member- Trainees and Nurses: £70 
  • RCPCH Member - Consultant: £100
  • Non Member: £150

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  • Dr David Tuthill, RCPCH Officer for Wales
  • Dr Maha Mansour and Family Integrated Care Team, Singleton Hospital, Swansea
  • Dr Aideen Naughton, Service lead / Designated Doctor, Public Health Wales
  • Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH
  • Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion, RCPCH
  • Professor Alka Ahuja, Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and Lead consultant for the Specialist Neurodevelopmental Service

The future role of the paediatrician in mental health: Multidisciplinary Q&A panel chaired by Professor Russell Viner

Welsh Paediatric Awards guest speaker: Dr Mark Stacey, Consultant Anaesthetist and Associate Dean in Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust