What Impact are Lockdowns Having on Children and Young People’s Mental Health?

When: Wednesday, 17th March 2021      Where: Royal National Hotel, London      Time:  08:30 – 16:00


Our seventh national CPD accredited conference will assess how the crisis’ in children and young people’s mental health services have been compounded by COVID-19, identifying solutions and the transferable benefits provided by virtual platforms – such as streamlining access to clinicians, as well as benefits to CAMHS service providers, including strengthened multidisciplinary working as a result of more regular meetings between teams – that can be carried over to the post-COVID world; both for service users and professionals.

The programme will also equip delegates with knowledge of emerging trends in the interaction between online platforms for gaming, gambling and addiction in children and young people, as well as tackling issues with access to services, funding and legislating to support CAMHS and service users.

If you are interested but are not quite ready to book then why not ask us to hold you a place using the button below while the funding is approved. If you are good to go why not register your place(s) today to ensure that you do not miss out.

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The Impact that Covid-19 has had on Student’s Mental Health

When: Thursday, 22nd April 2021      Where: The Royal National Hotel, London       Time:  08:30 – 16:35


COVID-19 has intensified dislocation amongst campus communities, propelled healthcare students onto the front line of a global pandemic and upended traditional teaching models; but it will pass – and when it does, preexisting issues will resurface compounded. This conference will break-down the cultures, economic factors, social and institutional pressures that contributed to dramatic rises in disclosures of mental health issues and student suicides at universities in the UK – providing delegates with the knowledge and tools to ensure that students return to campuses better equipped after the pandemic.

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The New Patient Safety Programme

When: Tuesday, 18th May 2021     Where: The Royal National Hotel, London      Time: 08:30 – 16:45


Delivering the Patient Safety Strategy: Making the NHS the Safest Healthcare System in the World”

The Patient Safety Strategy was designed around an ethos of learning and acting when things go wrong. The ambition is to make the NHS the safest system in the world to receive healthcare and it is thought that the implementation of the strategy could save nearly 1000 extra lives per year from 2023/24, whilst saving £100 million in care costs

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The NHS Long Term Plan/Vision

When: Tuesday, 25th May 2021     Where: The Studio, Manchester   Time: 08:30 – 17:00


“A national conference programme that will provide comprehensive updates on the Long Term Plan’s”

Our sixth annual CPD accredited national conference reviewing delivery of the NHS’ overarching strategy will explore how elements of the LTP – particularly digital innovation, have been uber-accelerated by the pandemic; whilst others have been consigned to the paperwork.

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The Government Strategy – Roadmap Policy Priorities

When: Thursday 13th May 2021    Where: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester      Time: 08:30 – 17:00

“The Government Strategy – Roadmap Policy Priorities”

The government has committed to turning the UK into a ‘science superpower’ and has outlined its strategy to do so in the new UK Research & Development Roadmap. This CPD accredited conference programme will explore the new Roadmap – a long-term plan to make Britain a global centre for world-class research and dynamic innovation, supported by initiatives such as the R&D Place Strategy, Global Talent Visa and Office for Talent.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from and pose questions to the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, in addition to exploring how the UK R&D Place Strategy can make the fullest contribution to unlocking local growth and societal benefit from R&D across the UK, as well as exploring the role of universities and the research community in driving economic and social recovery post-covid.

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Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s (SMK) Annual Campaigner Survey 2020

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s (SMK) Annual Campaigner Survey 2020 is now open.

Every year, SMK asks campaigners what’s going on in their world. This year, the work of change-makers is crucial as communities across the country try to reimagine a post-pandemic, post-Brexit UK.

The survey is open to change-makers of all kinds – professional campaigners, individual activists, community organisers, volunteers, trustees. If you work to create social change, this survey is for you! It should only take between 10-15 minutes to complete. Your answers will be treated completely anonymously. Deadline to complete this survey is Monday 16 November.
More info here


North West London Health Research Register

NWL Health Research Register is a new health research register for North West London, designed to empower more patients and members of the public to take part in health research.

Join the Discover Healthcare Research Register and improve healthcare treatments for yourself and others.


Hammersmith & Fulham CEO Forum

Hammersmith & Fulham CEO Forum – Developing our relationship with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020
Time: 10am – 1.30pm
Location: Hammersmith

For further information and booking details click here


Recruitment to Disability Forum Planning Group (DFPG)

Are you a Disabled person and have experienced facing barriers when accessing housing, public buildings and open space?

Do you live, study, work or volunteer in Hammersmith & Fulham and would like to make a difference locally?

Would you like to give advice to the council’s planning department on planning applications?

We would like to invite you to join the H&F Disability Forum Planning Group

The DFPG provides advice to Hammersmith & Fulham Council on making sure that planning applications1 create new buildings are accessible and inclusive that work for everyone. The group will use the Social Model of Disability2 and a human rights way3 of working in all its work.

We would provide:

  • Training to new members on access and inclusion
  • Empower new members to take an active part
  • Access to technical expertise

For more information contact Kevin Caulfield on coproduction@lbhf.gov.uk or 0777 667 2367

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 February 2020 at midday

Invitation to join

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CEO Forum, October 2019

In October 2019, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Cabinet agreed a report, “Developing Our Relationship With the Voluntary & Community Sector”.  The report set out an emerging new relationship between LBHF and the local voluntary sector. Find the full report here.

Sobus convened a CEO forum on 15th October, and were delighted that over 40 local groups and organisations came along to talk to Ruth Redfern, the senior council staff member who authored the report.  It was reassuring to hear from Ruth that the council plans to maintain the current grants budget for the voluntary sector – but without a doubt, will need to rethink how this is allocated in order to gain maximum benefit for local residents – whilst continuing to support the sector as a whole. You can find a write up of the meeting here.

It will be important to keep the momentum going on this – as in order to inform and influence how our relationship with Hammersmith & Fulham council develops.  We will set up a follow up meeting for mid-February – please look out for the invitation in your inbox.