Local Charity Organises Conference For GP's

A focus on eating disorders, depression and self-harm amongst teenagers

Award winning Wimbledon charity, stem4, aimed specifically at supporting teenage mental health, is holding their first conference for G.P’s following on from their successful conferences for students, school leaders and school nurses.

This half-day conference aims to provide G.P’s with the latest information on aetiology, advances in Evidence Based Practice, and a forum for discussion on how eating disorders, depression and self-harm can be managed most effectively in primary care. Each topic will be presented by experts in the field together with a facilitated discussion on best practice. There will also be a panel discussion with representation from the RCGP.

The conference is at Warren House in Kingston, Surrey and is open to all G.P’s. Refreshments and a light supper will be provided.

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13:30 14:00 Registration
14:00 14:30 Welcome and background to children and young people’s mental health
problems by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder
and CEO of stem4.
How the RCGP is promoting mental health by Dr Mughal, RCGP Clinical Fellow
in Mental Health (Children & Young People).
14:30 15:00 Depression – Dr Paul Bester, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Priory Hospital Roehampton.
15:00 15:30 Eating Disorders – Dr Dasha Nicholls, Consultant Child & Adolescent
Psychiatrist in Children’s Feeding and Eating Disorders, Great Ormond Street Hospital.
15:30 16:00 Break
16:00 16:30 Self-harm – Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, stem4.
16:30 17:00 Panel Discussion
17:00 17:15 Summary
17:15 18:15 Light supper

stem4 is a charity aimed at improving the early identification of commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers, covering eating disorders, depression and anxiety, self-harm and addiction. stem4 educates through interactive workshops for schools, conferences for school leaders, school nurses and students, and through a comprehensive website - www.stem4.org.uk - that provides evidence based information.

To apply for a place please email katie@stem4.org.uk or call on 07802 883597.


April 26, 2016