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: [email protected]

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Past Events
30 Apr

This conference will examine in detail how the new prevention agenda may unfold and what it aims to achieve.

30 Apr

Dementia 2020: Roadmap to Delivery

Royal Society of Medicine, London

February 2015 the Prime Minister launched his Challenge on Dementia 2020, which set out to build on the achievements of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2012-2015. The Implementation Plan published on 6th March 2016 outlines how the 50 commitments set out in the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020 will be met, ensuring that England becomes the world-leader in dementia care, research and awareness by 2020. Dementia 2020 - Roadmap to Delivery follows the strategy into its final year and will provide a recap of progress to date in realising the aims and objectives of the challenge. Following the 2018 review delegates will learn finalised plans from regular series contributors such as the Alzheimer’s Society Department of Health, NHS England & Public Health England amongst other stakeholders.

01 May

The HiAP 2019 conference will serve to provide help for local authority and NHS decision makers, sharing insight on how best to collate evidence, identify impacts, take action and prioritise interventions. It will provide all delegates with a number of pre-conference toolkits and practical solutions which can help them deliver immediate steps towards rebalancing the many societal and health related challenges they may face. It will focus on the transference of best practice methodology in order to create common understandings of health and health inequalities across councils, NHS settings and community care.

06 - 12 May

Requested by the United Nations General Assembly, the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week will be held from 6-12 May 2019 and will focus on leadership for road safety.

07 - 10 May

This conference entitled “Moving Forward Together,” will share best practices and research to advance the worldwide physical literacy movement.

09 May

Key stakeholders and policymakers will consider issues raised in consultation responses on the second chapter of the Government’s Childhood obesity plan for action - looking at TV and online advertising, in-store placement and promotion of HFSS products, the sale of energy drinks to children, and calorie labelling in the out-of-home sector.

09 May

The summit will focus on three key areas: - Air Quality - Active Travel - South Wales Metro Area

10 May

This session is intended to be of benefit to those who come into contact with or are likely to come into contact with adult survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the course of their work and who wish to gain an insight into Dissociative Identity Disorder and PTSD from a survivor's perspective as well as the overall effects of childhood trauma on adults.

13 May

This conference focuses on the prevention, identification and management of depression in children and young people and will look at implementing best practice, including recommendations from the 2019 NICE Guideline.

15 May

The conference will be focused on parents, carers and children, young people, the workplace, and influencing mental health through community action and the broader determinants of health.

16 May

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

16 May

Improving Student Mental Health Outcomes

Mary Ward House Conference & Exhibition Centre, London

This conference will examine how policy can provide support for institutes and students, review the impact of HE reforms and existing cultures on student mental health; in addition to exploring how barriers to accessing services can be removed and how the stigma associated with mental health can be further eroded.

16 May

This event will showcase RCBC’s success in building research capacity and improving health in Wales, spotlight the impact of research conducted by health care professionals and provide opportunities for attendees to share research and impact opportunities.

20 - 24 May

Walk to School Week 2019

National Event

This year, to celebrate Living Streets 90th anniversary, the challenge will get to the heart of walking and how it can benefit the whole community as well as improve individual wellbeing.

21 May

This one-day networking conference will include a morning of presentations from experts across disciplines, including emerging researchers in ageing. Dr Andy Towers (an international expert from New Zealand) will describe a newly funded pilot approach to identifying and managing older drinkers in primary health care. This will be followed by presentations from experts including Drs. Sarah Wadd, Tony Rao, Claire McEvoy, and Julie Breslin (Drink Wise Age Well) and emerging researchers. A comprehensive round-table discussion will aim to identify the most critical gaps in our knowledgebase on older adults’ risky drinking.

22 May

Mental Health Today Wales

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff

Mental Health Today Wales is a CPD certified event for like-minded professionals and service users from across the statutory and independent mental health sectors. 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. Spend the day with key thought-leaders in mental health as they address today’s most competitive challenges. You’ll go home with new insights and strategies to help improve crisis care, better understand equality & diversity and recognise mental health conditions.

23 May

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine are partnering to deliver this inaugural joint event on the science behind exercise medicine and the impact it has on common and disabling chronic health conditions.

23 May

Safeguarding issues arise in many aspects of children’s lives, some more visible than others. The risks associated with being homeless and exposure to criminal exploitation, including, county lines, trafficking and modern-day slavery, are very prevalent and particularly difficult to manage. Online activity creates the opportunities for grooming and sexual exploitation, as well as cyber bullying. This conference will highlight new developments and address some of the challenges to ensure our children are kept safe from harm and their welfare protected.

23 May

The Fatherhood Institute has been advocating for involved fathers since 1999, and to mark their 20th birthday they've organised a national conference for anyone with a professional interest in dads.

31 May

World No Tobacco Day

National Event

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

01 - 02 Jun

The Big Lunch

National Event

The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. It's a simple idea - that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh. Every year, over 6 million people take to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to join in for a few hours of community, friendship and fun - join in!

01 - 01 Jun

Have a Grow Day

Wales Wide

Have A Grow Day is aimed at community growing groups across Wales, whether it’s a community garden, school or church garden or community allotment. The purpose of the day is to help promote community growing and let everyone know about the great work they are doing. It’s also a chance to raise some money through donations from visitors and recruit some new volunteers.

01 - 07 Jun

Volunteers’ Week

National Event

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK.

01 Jun

Have a Grow Day

National Event

Following a successful pilot in Cardiff last October, Social Farms and Gardens are inviting community growing projects across Wales to open on 1st June to celebrate the great work going on. Whether you’re involved in a community garden, school or church garden, community allotment or even some planters at the end of your street, they would love you to take part.

04 - 05 Jun

The StreetGames Conference and Awards will be held in Coventry, the European City of Sport, on Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th June 2019.

07 Jun

This interactive CPD event will cover a variety of aspects linked to public mental health and will include two detailed master classes from experts in the field and a practical workshop covering key practical skills to help you spot the signs of mental health needs and how to respond.

13 Jun

This timely conference examines the future for the health and social care workforce in Wales, focusing on the workforce strategy and long term workforce planning, including in the context of Brexit. The seminar takes places in light of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales, and the Welsh Government’s Healthier Wales plan, which includes the setting up of a new Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care in Wales.

14 Jun

We would like to work with you to develop our long-term strategy, so we are embarking on a programme of listening events throughout the UK from April until July 2019. This will give you the opportunity to influence and guide the way we work and what we do. The day will be split into two sessions. The morning will focus on some of the key strategic decisions we need to make about how and where we prioritise our efforts, while the afternoon will focus on what is happening in your region and how we can work with you to ensure people get the help they need. You are welcome to join us at either or both sessions, simply select your ticket accordingly.

19 - 20 Jun

A two-day, residential playwork training event under canvas that gives playworkers the opportunity to learn from each other and experienced playwork trainers.

24 - 28 Jun

The aim of this course is to provide you with an introduction to the socio-ecological model of health and how it can be used as a framework for designing public health improvement interventions.

24 - 28 Jun

The goal of this intensive course is to provide an overview of relevant theoretical perspectives, taking the motivational approach as a starting point: how can we motivate individuals and organizations to adopt healthy behaviours and policies? In particular, the transition of theory into practice will receive substantial attention.

25 - 26 Jun

The theme of the conference is growing up online and it will explore potential risks and issues children may face online and ways in which professionals can help protect them.

28 - 29 Jun

School Farms Network Conference 2019

Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.

Whether you are a school manager, senior leader, governor or practitioner (teachers and parents) interested in providing hands-on learning environments to enhance teaching and learning, raise attainment, improve attendance and attention, and/or support pupils to access and succeed in a land-based future (scientist, vet, combine harvest driver, and hundreds of other low and high skill jobs), then this conference is for you. Sessions will be both practical, topical, and an opportunity for you to learn and contribute at the same time.

12 Jul

This seminar will examine the future for cancer care in Wales, with the Wales Cancer Delivery Plan due to conclude next year. Delegates will assess the options for policy post-2020, with discussion expected on the potential development of a new plan and integration into wider policy documents such as Healthier Wales.

28 - 30 Aug

The 15th annual meeting and 10th conference of HEPA Europe will take place at the University of Southern Denmark on the 28-30 August 2019.

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.

16 - 18 Oct

The 9th MOVE Congress is set to unearth the next game-changers for grassroots sport and physical activity promotion. The MOVE Congress is one of the few conferences in the world that focuses solely on recreational sport and physical activity. In 2019 it will bring 500 stakeholders from physical activity, sport, health, education, urban planning and science together to discuss issues and future trends that link their sectors together.

14 Nov

The latest Why Sports conference will provide an inclusive platform to discuss current evidence whilst providing insight on how as a nation, we can all work towards a sustainable preventative health approach across communities through the promotion and prescription of physical activity.