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***SAPHNA Conference - 12 June 2018***FULLY BOOKED

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, May 07, 2018 -


We are delighted to inform you that our conference is fully booked!  


Our programme is below for your interest and we trust you agree that we have secured an excellent range of topics and presenters to support the learning of all with an interest in promoting the public health of children, young people and their families; Front line staff, commissioners, provider leads, partner agencies and 3rd sector partners will, we trust, find this of interest.


SAPHNA are grateful for conference support from Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) and Solutions 4 Health. 


We look forward to welcoming you for shared learning, networking, exhibition, poster presentations and, of course, fellowship.


The SAPHNA team




School and Public Health Nursing:

Delivering quality for Children and Young People in the New World



12 June 2018


Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks building, Birley Campus, Bonsall street, M15 5RN


Opening – 10.00 am

Professor Alison Chambers, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University


 Keynote address 10.15-10.45

Adverse childhood experiences-the toolkit and impact of school and public health nursing

Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield



Schools and public health nurses, as part of the multi-disciplinary team, promoting and protecting the mental health of school-aged children

Professor Dean Johnstone, Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools/CEO Minds Ahead and Jill Beswick, SCPHN Independent public health nurse consultant



Breaking the cycle of maternal obesity through working with adolescents (funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing)

Speakers: Charlene Mulhern, Public Health England, Workforce Delivery Manager: Children, young people and families and Vicky Gilroy, Senior Lecturer, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and project steering group



Youth Violence Commission: consulting with young people to understand the root causes of youth violence in England, Scotland and Wales and the devastating impact that extreme violence has on young people’s lives and that of their families.

Speakers: Vicky Foxcroft MP for Lewisham Deptford and representative Youth Violence Commission


12.30-12.40 Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor of Greater Manchester; the critical role of public health nursing!


12.40-13.00 Question and answer panel


13.00-14.00 Lunch, exhibition, poster displays and networking



Workshops (choose two)

1.Fixers ‘Feel happy fix’; supporting young people around the pressures of their body image.

Young Fixer (tbc) and Maggie Morgan, Director of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement



2.Aspire Stockport; A public health model tackling Child sexual exploitation, high level Domestic Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation, Honour Based Violence, Radicalisation/Terrorism, Forced Marriage or Organised Crime.

Young carer and Aspire lead



3.Launching the Burdett project resources including film and App, as tools for the trade in working with adolescents to improve their healthy lifestyle choices.

Elaine Davies, Project lead school nurse SAPHNA committee and Northumbria Healthcare Trust and Elaine Gardiner, Dietician, British Dietetic Association



4.  Help at Schools for Children and Adolescents with Bladder and Bowel Issues.

Representatives from ERIC, Bladder and Bowel UK and University of Bristol including; Dr Carol Joinson, Reader in Developmental Psychology Centre for Child and Adolescent Health and Dr Katie Whale, Senior Research Associate Health Psychologist, Bristol University.



5.Sharing the journey thus far in the transformation of the East Sussex Schools Public Health Service, including the recent implementation of Lancaster model and HAPI portal.

Stephanie Cooper, East Sussex Acting Area Clinical Manager and Sarah Barber, School Nurse, East Sussex School Health Service, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust




6.Improving child oral health: evidence-based approaches.

Professor Zoe Marshman, Professor/Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, University of Sheffield




Safeguarding-never a missed opportunity!

Sharon Martin Chair National Independent Reviewing Officers Management Partnership and Siobhan Pyburn, using lived experience of child sexual abuse to create change, the BEAM project



16.40-17.00 Closing remarks Sharon White OBE, Chief Executive SAPHNA



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