Events

This section provides details of events organised both by Public Health Network Cymru and by other organisations. If you would like to advertise your event on this website please e-mail: publichealth.network@wales.nhs.uk

Registration for all Public Health Network Cymru events is through Eventbrite. If you experience any issues registering in this way please contact us.

 

Past Events
21 Feb

The Wellbeing Symposium 2018 aims to make health and wellbeing everyone’s business. Through talks, workshops, Q&A sessions and a marketplace, our event takes you past the ‘wellbeing’ buzzword and towards practical solutions on building a strategy. We have invited the most relevant speakers to share insights on subjects spanning employee health, mental wellbeing, law and changing government policy, community wellness and physical health. The Wellbeing Symposium is the only event of its kind where you will learn about wellbeing in the workplace, community and for the individual all under one roof.

21 Feb

Under the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014, children who are eligible for Care and Support Services will need to be involved in What Matters Conversations and the Co-production of their Well-being Goals. There has been a culture change in the way we work with people of all ages in Wales, including children, a move from doing to, to doing with children & young people. The course will look at the legislative framework in Wales, the context for What Matters Conversations, and how to conduct assessments with children & young people. The training will give participants the knowledge and practical skills in conducting assessments, using play and creative techniques and activities from preparation, to conducting assessments through to what happens after. The course will use a child rights based approach which is an overarching duty within the Act.

26 Feb

As part of our preparations for the implementation of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) have been developing a new Skills and Knowledge Framework and Practitioner Development Pathway for HIA in Wales. We will be hosting a series of short events during February and March to test out our new framework and skills audit tools to get a wide range of feedback on the framework before we finalise it at the end of March. The framework will inform our future approach to training and capacity building. These sessions are relevant to anyone who has an interest in workforce and professional development in public health, quality and impact, health impact assessment, health inequalities, and healthy public policy.

28 Feb

Too often disabled children and young people face barriers to their inclusion in society. They also face difficulties accessing mainstream activities as some professionals are unsure how to include them. Using a rights based approach to inclusion, this course will examine how barriers can be overcome through the use of reasonable adjustments under The Equality Act. The social and medical models of disability will also be explored and well as the impact of disability on the development of the child. The course will also look at the new legislative framework under the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act and consider what difference it will make for children and young people with additional learning needs.

28 Feb

HPPHN Annual Conference 2018 - The Role of Behavioural Science in Public Health: Application and Impact

Ash Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage

Are you from academia, public health, local authority or the NHS and involved in planning strategy and delivering services that incorporates behavioural science? This event will provide talks and workshops on best practice.

28 Feb

Children in Wales is working in partnership with Groundwork North Wales to provide an opportunity for organisations and projects to come together to discuss the challenges faced by practitioners working with children and families, share good practice and explore what else can be done to reduce and prevent child poverty in North Wales.

01 Mar

For practitioners to develop their skills and knowledge, and to work more confidently in supporting parents and carers to communicate with their children about sex and relationships.

01 Mar

Welsh Dental Symposium

Ramada Plaza, Wrexham

Public Health Wales, the Welsh Government and the Welsh Dental Committee are to host the first Welsh Dental Symposium in March, the two events one in North wales and one in the South will follow the same programme and themes. The days will feature a variety of inspiring speakers, breakout sessions and a marketplace area, which will provide plenty of opportunities to have your voice heard and to get involved in discussions about what’s happening in the world of dentistry in Wales.

02 Mar

In this free one-day workshop, we bring together people working on child maltreatment and resilience from multiple perspectives – public health, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, and epigenetics. We are also pleased to be welcoming Darren McGarvey - better known by the stage name Loki, Darren is a Scottish rapper and hip hop recording artist, who has made regular media appearances on BBC Scotland and STV as a social commentator. Through his music and writing, McGarvey has looked at deprivation and expressed his belief in the importance of community and social responsibility.

05 Mar

The training will explore young people, self-harm and suicide. It will outline young people’s mental health, the issues that young people experience and the reasons why young people self-harm, the difference between self-harm and suicide and ways to support young people who do so. Coping mechanisms for young people and staff will be explored.

05 Mar

As part of our preparations for the implementation of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) have been developing a new Skills and Knowledge Framework and Practitioner Development Pathway for HIA in Wales. We will be hosting a series of short events during February and March to test out our new framework and skills audit tools to get a wide range of feedback on the framework before we finalise it at the end of March. The framework will inform our future approach to training and capacity building. These sessions are relevant to anyone who has an interest in workforce and professional development in public health, quality and impact, health impact assessment, health inequalities, and healthy public policy.

07 - 08 Mar

Rethinking Homelessness Connecting Housing, Health & Inclusion

Mary Ward House Conference & Exhibition Centre, London

The UK Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health’s annual symposium on health, homelessness and multiple exclusion takes place in London on Wednesday 7th March and Thursday 8th March 2018.

07 Mar

As part of our preparations for the implementation of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) have been developing a new Skills and Knowledge Framework and Practitioner Development Pathway for HIA in Wales. We will be hosting a series of short events during February and March to test out our new framework and skills audit tools to get a wide range of feedback on the framework before we finalise it at the end of March. The framework will inform our future approach to training and capacity building. These sessions are relevant to anyone who has an interest in workforce and professional development in public health, quality and impact, health impact assessment, health inequalities, and healthy public policy.

08 Mar

Public Health Wales’ Policy, Research and International Development Directorate are hosting an event to showcase the impact of research from across Public Health Wales together with our partners.

08 Mar

This course gives anyone who works with children, young people and families the opportunity to know their statutory responsibilities in dealing with exploited children, how to identify children and young people who are at risk of CSE and spot the signs, definitions and models of CSE and professional responses within the Welsh context.

12 Mar

As part of our preparations for the implementation of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017, the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) have been developing a new Skills and Knowledge Framework and Practitioner Development Pathway for HIA in Wales. We will be hosting a series of short events during February and March to test out our new framework and skills audit tools to get a wide range of feedback on the framework before we finalise it at the end of March. The framework will inform our future approach to training and capacity building. These sessions are relevant to anyone who has an interest in workforce and professional development in public health, quality and impact, health impact assessment, health inequalities, and healthy public policy.

12 - 17 Mar

The LBT Women’s Health Week will run from the 12-17 March 2018. The aim of the week is to raise awareness about LBT women’s health inequalities, to make it easier for service providers to empower service users and for communities to support LBT women.

13 Mar

With first phase of the Challenge on Dementia 2020 close to completion, this timely symposium offers an invaluable opportunity to assess the progress made in implementation, consider the priorities for the second phase, and examine the how to strengthen local partnership working to improve support and services for people with dementia and their carers.

13 Mar

The Learning Disabilities: Fulfilling Potential and Supporting Better Lives conference, will once again, introduce to you a comprehensive agenda of expert professionals, contributors and self-advocates, who will guide delegates through a programme of informative and insightful plenary sessions. Examples of best practice and initiatives will be showcased which delegates may feel appropriate to adopt as part of their own support provision. There will be ample opportunity to question, discuss and debate the progress made with improvement, as well as share stories and experiences with the conference to contribute to the wider thinking about supporting better lives.

13 Mar

The training will explore youth homelessness. The course will outline reasons for youth homelessness, current trends and the impact of current Housing and Homelessness legislation in Wales. Ways of support young homeless people and the issues such as substance misuse, Child Sexual Exploitation and how to safeguard them. This will be conducted using a rights based approach.

13 Mar

Welsh Dental Symposium

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Public Health Wales, the Welsh Government and the Welsh Dental Committee are to host the first Welsh Dental Symposium in March, the two events one in North wales and one in the South will follow the same programme and themes. The days will feature a variety of inspiring speakers, breakout sessions and a marketplace area, which will provide plenty of opportunities to have your voice heard and to get involved in discussions about what’s happening in the world of dentistry in Wales.

14 Mar

The Contribution of Allied Health Professionals to Public Health

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales, SA1 4PE, GB, Swansea, SA1 4PE, Swansea

The Contribution of Allied Health Professionals to Public Health

19 - 21 Mar

At the end of this short course delegates will have gained an appreciation of the concepts, methods and application of health economics to public health, be able to critically appraise a published economic evaluation of a public health intervention and feel confident in speaking about potential return on investment from public health programmes in the NHS and other settings such as schools and work places.

20 Mar

This seminar focuses on the future of health and social care in Wales and will be an opportunity for policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care’s final report.

21 Mar

Bi Workplace Role Models Programme

Aberystwyth University

A programme to explore what it means to be an authentic and inclusive bi role model in the workplace.

22 Mar

Sexual Health in Wales for Present and Future Generations

All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3NY, GB, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 3NY, Cardiff

Sexual Health in Wales for Present and Future Generations

23 Mar

The Causes and Impacts of Problem Gambling

Holiday Inn, Castle St, Cardiff

Keynote Speaker – Jane Hutt AM Presentations by – Gambling Commission, Alcohol Concern and Newport Gambling Support Service Followed by a Plenary Session. Please RSVP by 22 February via email to training.course@cacv.org.uk

28 - 29 Mar

Returning for the fifth time with a programme designed by experts and talks from keynote speakers renowned for their work in the field of eating disorders, this prestigious two-day conference showcases innovative, leading research.

10 Apr

In light of the publication of the Government’s green paper on mental health services for children and young people, this timely symposium will offer an invaluable opportunity for NHS staff, public health bodies, local authorities, social care professionals, educationists and third sector practitioners to: analyse recent policy updates, develop strategies for prevention and early intervention, and work together to ensure that children and young people have timely access to effective mental health support.

12 Apr

Dementia: Quality of Care Conference

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

This one-day event will help you to develop a greater understanding of how people with dementia can get the support they need every day of the year, whether that be at home, in residential care, hospital or in the wider community.

24 Apr

This seminar will discuss key issues for the future of research and innovation in Wales. It will be an opportunity to consider the review commissioned by the Welsh Government and conducted by Professor Graeme Reid, which will track notable areas of innovation and research activity and the way it is used in Wales, and make recommendations on how to improve partnerships and entrepreneurship for the widest possible benefit.

25 Apr

Wider determinants of health such as housing, schooling and employment, are key to deliver the transformation needed in mental health services and care. Sustainability and Transformation plans are seen as a key delivery vehicle for improved mental health services and advanced plans provide strong examples of collaboration across health and care systems can benefit people with mental health needs. A collective focus will benefit not just people who use services, their families and communities, but benefit the NHS itself and drive a more equal, balanced and sustainable health and care system. If the system’s complexity and fragmentation are to be overcome improved commissioning of services at the local level will be key. Our conference agenda will share personal experiences of mental health users, provide an invaluable update on the road map to improved mental health care, and highlight real, practical examples of service transformation and new approaches to care.

02 May

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Bangor

Business Management Centre, Bangor University, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, GB, Bangor University College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DG, Bangor

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Bangor

03 May

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Wrexham

Ramada Plaza Wrexham, Ellice Way, Wrexham, Wales, LL13 7YH, GB, Ellice Way, Wrexham, LL13 7YH, Wrexham

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Wrexham

10 May

Mental Health Today Wales 2018

Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

The aim of the event is to aid and encourage progress in mental health services in Wales by provoking discussions, improving knowledge and championing the voices of those who aren’t often heard.

17 - 19 May

This is an unique coming-together of policy makers and theorists, social scientists, clinical, expertise, along with social service and public health perspectives; There will be an extra-ordinary opportunity to share and transfer learning within and across countries; Examining contemporary problems right across the globe, debating solutions, and maybe even forecasting the future!

19 May

Complicated Contraception

Village Hotel, Swansea

Menstrual Problems at Menarche and Menopause Speakers: Dr Nicola Mullin, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health Dr Jane Dickson, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health

24 May

Safeguarding Children 2018

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Children today face numerous safety risks. In recent years, the issue of safeguarding children has received more and more media attention with multiple high-profile cases shedding a greater light on protecting society's children. This has contributed to a large increase in demand on already-strained resources. Threats to children's safety include social care, domestic abuse, social and mainstream media, radicalisation, funding cuts for children's services, trafficking and concerns for migrant and refugee children. The answers to many of these issues emphasise the importance of early intervention. Solutions need the kind of complex thinking required to tackle often very complex problems to ensure better protection of children. Open Forum Events invites you to our Safeguarding Children: Finding Solutions for Better Protection conference to analyse and discuss these pressing issues.

28 - 03 May

MOVE Week 2018

National Event

This year Move Week will be held on the 28 May - 3 June. MOVE Week is an annual Europe-wide event showcasing the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity.

19 Jun

This symposium will provide local authorities, healthcare practitioners and other key stakeholders with a timely opportunity to identify priorities and challenges in successfully delivering integrated universal public health services for children aged 0-5. Attendees will also share best practice in providing early help and upstream support to families with complex and multiple needs.

20 Jun

This timely seminar is bringing together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss priorities for older people’s care in Wales. The seminar will be an opportunity to assess the implementation of the forthcoming National Dementia Strategy, and the next steps for dementia care.

20 - 21 Jun

At this year's 2-day conference you'll hear the latest insights and expertise from sector leaders on how professionals can keep children safe in the modern era.

26 - 28 Jun

This conference being held by the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA), in Cardiff, will provide an opportunity for professionals and volunteers involved in coaching, community provision of physical activity, health and education, to share their practice and learn from each other.

03 Jul

This one day event will explore how to promote good mental well-being and resilience by supporting children and young people and their families to adopt and maintain behaviours that support good mental health.

15 - 17 Oct

The Conference will be co-hosted with Public Health England and Sport England – the two agencies leading the physical activity and health agenda in England. The congress has three main themes: Addressing inequalities within and through physical activity; Evidence into policy and practice to achieve population change; and Physical activity and the wider determinants of health.

25 Oct

Spirit 2018 - Play in Public Space

Holiday Inn, Cardiff

Spirit is a conference filled with inspiring keynote speeches, lively discussions and practical workshops about children's play.

17 - 21 Sep

The theme for IASP 2019 is “Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges”, a theme that not only resonates with the landmarks in our beautiful city, but also reflects the work we do in suicide prevention and building hope for those in crisis.