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We hope to see you at the Brighton Dome from 30th September to 2nd October 2013.


Hosted by the International Association of Youth Mental Health; changing the way the global community thinks about young people and their mental health by ensuring that services are developmentally and age appropriate, and that young people have an active voice in....



Join professionals, researchers, policy makers, young people and families at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, UK from 30th September to 2nd October 2013.

Co- Convenors: Prof. Patrick McGorry, AO, Australia and Prof. Max Birchwood, UK.

Please note that the conference will be filmed and recorded and that your consent is assumed if you register for the conference.




The City of Brighton and Hove is delighted to welcome you. VisitBrighton is pleased to offer specially negotiated accommodation rates to delegates. Brighton is a busy city so to secure your preferred accommodation at the best rates book here.


Hosted by the International Association of Youth Mental Health

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With most of the planning and hard work behind us, the IAYMH look forward to welcoming you all to the 2nd International Youth Mental Health Conference in the sunny seaside city of Brighton, UK.

The IAYMH are pleased to announce our Youth Bursary program which will provide support to enable young people to travel to and participate in the conference.  This is an exciting opportunity for young people to be able to actively participate in the conference and have a real say in shaping services that affect them.  Please note that details of how to apply for this program are posted above and on the Guidelines/Resources page of this website.

The Conference will kick off on Monday 30th September with a series of pre-conference workshops which cover critical topics that include:

  • Youth participation and engagement
  • Using technology to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people
  • Understanding personality disorder in young people
  • The importance of vocational recovery for young people experiencing mental health problems
  • How to develop your service to meet the mental health needs of young people

All workshops will be facilitated by experts in their respective fields from around the globe.

The IAYMH were overwhelmed by the number of abstracts received across the various themes being promoted throughout the conference.  This reflects the level of interest and innovation that is occurring across many countries in the youth mental health field.  As such, we have pulled together a comprehensive program that will feature the latest in research and program developments across a wide range of areas that impact upon the mental health and wellbeing of young people.  These will be delivered through a variety of ways including TED Talks, paper streams and interactive poster sessions.

A comprehensive social media strategy has been developed for the conference which will ensure that all delegates, young and old, will be able to tweet, intsagram and blog key issues and ideas that are generated throughout the conference.  Don’t worry if you’re not up to speed with how it all works there will be plenty of support on hand throughout the conference to show you how it’s done.

As well as the conference program there will be a number of other opportunities to engage with different aspects of the conference including the marketplace and activities that will be staged at various times throughout the conference.

We encourage anyone working in this important space not to miss this significant event which will be critical in reframing the debate about young people at the forefront of reshaping services.

See you all in Brighton.

Thank you to Headstrong and headspace for allowing us to use some of their photographic images throughout our website.