Are you involved with children and young people in the health and wellbeing sector? Then we invite you to attend our My Health, My Rights Conference on Friday 9 September 2022 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. The conference is all about sharing ideas, research, experiences, and good practice in relation to the health and wellbeing of children and young people and their right to the best possible health.
Children’s Health Scotland plays a big part in enabling children and young people to learn about their rights in relation to their health and wellbeing . In doing this we actively promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which sets out specific rights that all children have to help fulfil their potential, and the European Association for Children in Hospital (EACH) Charter. This Charter recognises and endorses the rights of the child as stipulated in the UNCRC, and the key principle that, in all situations, the best interests of the child should prevail.
The conference will be hosted by Scottish journalist, broadcaster and producer, Catriona Shearer, and will reflect on current research and theory whilst looking at best practice and the rights of children and young people with regards to their health and wellbeing.
The event will provide the perfect opportunity for delegates to share ideas, listen to examples of good practice and look at resources that can then be taken away and used or shared. The morning session will open with a welcome from our Chair, Professor Richard Olver, followed by a Keynote Address by Clare Haughey MSP. The full programme is shown on the back page of this Booking Form and please note the programme is still in the process of being finalised so may be subject to change.
The Market Place is where you will find our Exhibitors, and this is the networking hub at the Conference. Our delegates are encouraged to network and meet with fellow professionals within the Market Place area whilst also taking the opportunity to chat with exhibitors and discover new resources and ideas.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
If you are involved with children and young people in relation to health, education, or social care, or are a parent or carer then this is your chance to learn more about the right of every child to the best possible health.
HOW TO BOOK
The FULL DELEGATE RATE for this conference is £97.61 per person.
There is an EARLY BIRD DELEGATE RATE available of £68.51 per person, if the booking is made before 31 May 2022.
If you would like to discuss anything in relation to this conference you can telephone our office on 0131 553 6553 and ask to speak to Beth or Esther.
Please note that NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER 5 AUGUST 2022.
Please note the programme is still in the process of being finalised and may be subject to change.
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HOW PLAY SUPPORTS MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
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STORY PLAY FOR HEALTH
This workshop, delivered by Children’s Health Scotland, will give a taster session of using stories and play to support any child or young person with their right to the best possible health. It will discuss exercising rights in relation to: information, participation, engagement, education, play and being respected with a particular focus on the UNCRC and the EACH Charter. Click here for more information on this workshop.
SELF-MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
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WE ARE WHOLE PEOPLE
This workshop will focus on the importance of young people being seen as whole people by the healthcare system. Delivered by The LUNA Project, it will explore the consequences of splitting young people into “problem” and “person”, whilst providing room to discuss issues with separating young people’s mental health needs from physical health needs, and the fragmentation of care for young people with complex health needs. Click here for more information on this workshop.
LISTENING IS A RADICAL ACT IN A CULTURE THAT FOCUSES ON CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOUR
Although ‘listening’ sounds easy and obvious, it can’t be. Otherwise, we’d be better at it, as a society, and as a system. So why IS it so tricky for us? Why do we need conferences to remind us of its importance? Those are the questions Dr Suzanne Zeedyk will explore in her workshop. She will illuminate just how much British culture focuses on children’s behaviour, rather than their feelings, whilst asking how we fell into this cultural habit and how we get out of it. Click here for more information on this workshop.