Oxford Health Charity is backing Oxfordshire’s inaugural Youth in Mind conference next month – a special event catering for anyone working with children and young people in the county.

Billed as the only event of its kind giving a comprehensive picture of the NHS, council and third sector services for young people, the day will see 400 youth professionals come together to raise awareness of mental health services while attendees learn and share best practices.

OHC’s support of the event and £2,000 in funding will enable the creation of a Youth in Mind directory of services that schools, youth groups, medical professionals and the public can use.

Youth in Mind is being organised by Oxfordshire Mind, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire Youth – the county’s leading youth organisation for the youth sector.

It is being held on Wednesday, March 27 at the Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, and will see national and local experts, 50 exhibition stands, 20 workshops, youth-led training and a range of topics covered including self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, a whole school approach to mental health.

Keynote speakers include Andrea Shand, Head of Service for Oxfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust; Professor Mina Fazel, Oxford University Department of Psychiatry; Lucy Butler, Director of Children’s Services at Oxfordshire County Council; Lajla Johannson, Senior Commissioning Manager, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group; Hannah Wilson, Aureus School Didcot and Richard Venables, The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire

Tickets priced £30 can be booked on Eventbrite via https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/youth-in-mind-conference/