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SAPHNA Conference 2018

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, February 12, 2018 -

we are delighted to inform you that our conference is now open for bookings!  Our programme is below for your interest and hope 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.

Bookings can be made via the website link

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Feel free to cascade across your networks. 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

Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor of Greater Manchester (TBC)


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


12.30-13.00 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.The work of the Paediatric Continence Forum-a selection of innovative tools, including self-management tech! and the resources to support children, young people and families with the challenges of continence issues.

Representatives from the PCF including; Dr Carol Joinson
Reader in Developmental Psychology Centre for Child and Adolescent Health,

Dr Katie Whale, Senior Research Associate Health Psychologist, Bristol University.


5.Sharing the journey thus far in the transformation of the East Sussex public health nursing service using the Lancaster model and HAPI portal;

East Sussex Clinical lead and Public health nurse specialist



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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