Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Sharing what works from the perspective of children, parents, professionals and researchThis one-day conference was the start of a thought leadership forum that focuses on improving outcomes for families through sharing perspectives on what works in preventing mental ill-health that affects children and families. The perspective of children, parents, professionals and research were explored in order to further understanding of key issues in parental mental health and child welfare.

Delegates at the conference also received a copy of the corresponding annual review Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work Volume 1: A Pavilion Annual 2016  which is available to purchase here.

You can view presentations from this year's conference by clicking on the highlighted links below:

Exploring the patient journey: A personal reflection on obstacles and opportunities for delivering best practice- Joanna Fox, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University

Parental mental health and young carers: Placing children (and families) first- Jo Aldridge, Director of Young Carers Research Group, Loughborough University

Learning from success  Shula Ramon, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Hertfordshire

What do we mean by success in safeguarding work with children? - Andy Quin, Social Work Consultant and PhD Researcher, Anglia Ruskin University

Beyond ‘Think Parent’ and ‘Think Young Carer’ - Jerry Tew, Reader in Mental Health and Social Work, Birmingham University

Think Child Think Parent Think Family - Hugh Constant, Practice Development Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Examining the success of the Northern Ireland pilot and how this supports the direction of policy in England - Mary Donoghy, Social Care Commissioning Lead, Mental Health and Learning Disability HSC Board, Northern Ireland

Harnessing the early intervention agenda - Wendy Weal, Director, Interface Enterprises

Reflecting on effective engagement with mentally ill parents and their families, as a clinician and as an expert witness - Professor Eleni Palazidou MD PhD MRCP FRCPSYCH, St George’s University, and Medical School, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Barts & London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University and The Sloane Court Clinic

‘Keeping the Family in Mind’ in Liverpool- Louise Wardale, Keeping the Family in Mind Co-ordinator, Barnardo’s; Action With Young Carers, Liverpool