Everybody's Business

Exploring current issues around mental health for young people aged 0-25

On 25 November 2015 Higher York ran a Conference on young people’s mental health entitled “Everybody’s Business” at the National Science Learning Centre.

The Conference came about because the Higher York Board was concerned at the apparently rising incidence of student mental health problems. This chimed with evidence being considered York’s CAMHS Executive about growing problems in schools and other settings. The Conference therefore aimed to:

  • develop a shared understanding of the scale of the issues;
  • understand the provision that is available to help, and to identify any gaps;
  • explore and share best practice, particularly around transitions.

Download the Conference evaluation report (PDF, 118KB)

The conclusions from the Conference will be presented to York’s Health and Wellbeing Board in March 2016.

The links below will take you to the presentations made at the event.

Conference materials:

Download the Delegate Information Pack, which includes the conference programme.

Keynote presentations:

Jayne Hill's PresentationFuture in Mind

Eoin Rush's Presentation, City of York Council

Barry Wright's Presentation, CAHMS (Children and Adult Mental Health Services)

Poppy Nash's Presentation, University of York

Bill Scott's Presentation, North Yorkshire Police

Dr Sandeep Ranote's Presentation, NHS England

Rosanna Hardwick's Presentation, Student Minds

Watch Victoria Sharples' Awkward Annie



Workshop Presentation Slides:

Marcella Sykes' PresentationTransitions

Dr Beth Teresa Bell's Presentation, Body Image and Schools

Dr Caroline Johnson's PresentationEarly Psychosis Detection

Nic Streatfield's Presentation, Suicide Prevention

An extract from 'Wormwood in the Garden', Cath Heinemeyer & Imogen Godwin: