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:

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Past Events
22 Jun

Poverty Awareness

Colwyn Bay

Course Aim: To increase participants knowledge and understanding of the relationship between poverty and inequality and how poverty impacts on children’s lives. To enable participants to recognise ways in which their services can impact on children and families who experience poverty.

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.

02 - 06 Jul

A series of masterclasses will provide you with the opportunity to engage with and learn from research leads and/or their team members in specialist areas related to healthcare research. The sessions will provide you with a lens on the range of approaches undertaken to answer current research questions to inform and improve healthcare provision and care, using examples of recent and current research. Each masterclass is designed to run over approximately 2 hours, will be interactive and provide you with relevant resources and materials.

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.

03 - 04 Jul

Internationally renowned speakers UK NHS panel debate – devolution of the NHS Challenging thinking and practice Finding innovative and sustainable solutions for health and care Breakout sessions / Exhibitions / Fringe events Register to attend on our website

04 - 05 Jul

Two Day Course All children have the right to live lives free from abuse and neglect but recent events highlight, yet again, how difficult it can be for so many adults to recognise, and act on concerns about the safety or welfare of a child. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all organisations concerned with children should work towards what’s best for each child. The Designated Person for Child Protection has a vital role within organisations helping to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place and that necessary action is taken when concerns about a child are raised.

05 Jul

A One Day Course The training will explore substance misuse and young people. The course will outline drugs, alcohol, illegal and legal highs. The training will examine new substances and the behaviours stemming from their use. It will help participants create strategies for dealing with young people’s use and the difficult and dangerous behaviours they can produce. It will explore the relationship between substance misuse and Child Sexual Exploitation and how to safeguard young people. This will be conducted using a rights based approach.

09 Jul

Our world class conference venue at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama offers us a unique opportunity to look at the themes of health and wellbeing. We have a concert hall for our plenary sessions, and the Richard Burton Theatre will be used for some of the parallel sessions. So come and join us as we explore the ways in which we are ‘Inspiring, Involving and Informing: Improving the Health and Wellbeing of the Citizens of Europe.’

10 Jul

Poverty Awareness


Course Aim: To increase participants knowledge and understanding of the relationship between poverty and inequality and how poverty impacts on children’s lives To enable participants to recognise ways in which their services can impact on children and families who experience poverty.

10 Jul

This half day course will consider ‘honour’ based violence and other harmful traditional practices that affect children and young people, including female genital mutilation, forced/early marriage, ‘honour ‘ violence and abuse linked to the belief in witchcraft. The course will also touch on lesser known issues such as son preference, bride price, infanticide and traditional health practices that may be seen as harmful within a Western context.

10 Jul

Mental Health in the Workplace: Employing Best Practice

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9XF, GB, Cardiff, CF11 9XF, Cardiff
12 Jul

This one-day workshop introduces and reviews participant’s knowledge in the key principles of Attachment Theory in an accessible and experiential way. No prior knowledge of Attachment is necessary for participants to benefit from the day’s training.

18 Jul

This seminar will consider the future for primary care services in Wales, and will be an opportunity to discuss the final report of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales, the Inquiry into Primary Care Clusters (PCCs) and the upcoming Health and Social Care Plan, which is expected to include a new primary care plan.

20 - 23 Aug

Hosted by the University of Wolverhampton, this conference will enable researchers, academics and health practitioners from across the globe to hear from eminent scholars and meet colleagues to discuss and debate key global and public health issues for populations and communities across the world.

10 - 14 Sep

Physical Activity Measurement Seminar

Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK

The five day seminar is expected to attract delegates from all over the world. It is primarily aimed at Research Assistants and PhD students interested or involved in the objective monitoring of free-living physical activity. However, anyone interested in this area of research is more than welcome to apply.

19 Sep

We will be bringing together a panel of expert presenters to discuss current research in gambling and its implications for population and public health. The aim of the seminar is to develop a shared agenda and identify potential collaborations for future research on problem gambling. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Clare Olson at by Wednesday 29th August.

26 Sep

Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions

Glamorgan Building, Cardiff

The aim of this one-day course, led by Dr Rhiannon Evans, is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of complex interventions. The teaching team includes authors of numerous empirical and methodological works related to process evaluation, including recent MRC guidance specialist Dr Graham Moore.

27 Sep

The aim of this one-day course is to provide participants with an introduction to exploratory studies of complex public health interventions, also described as ‘pilot’ and ‘feasibility’ studies. Such studies generate the evidence needed to decide whether and how to proceed with a full scale effectiveness study.

01 - 04 Oct

Celebrating Thirty Years of the Healthy Cities Movement Call for Abstracts

04 Oct

Research Impact: Framework for Excellence

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Join universities from across the UK at Research Impact: Framework for Excellence which will explore the new assessment criteria and guidelines, offering practical insights to help deliver high quality research outputs and submissions across disciplines, institutions, projects and staff.

10 - 11 Oct

Skills Cymru 2018

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

As a free event, SkillsCymru will inspire and motivate young people to consider opportunities available across Wales. By attending, they will get the best possible start to their career, helping them to make informed decisions and enable them to visualise their career path.

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.

17 - 18 Oct

SkillsCymru 2018

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

As a free event, SkillsCymru will inspire and motivate young people to consider opportunities available across Wales. By attending, they will get the best possible start to their career, helping them to make informed decisions and enable them to visualise their career path.

24 Oct

Public Health: The Unusual Suspects

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Public Health: The Unusual Suspects conference will bring together an agenda of expert speakers, who will provide delegates with insight and information on each of the topic areas featured. There will be ample opportunity throughout the day to discuss and debate the issues, engage with speakers and share knowledge and best practice with fellow professionals.

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.

29 - 31 Oct

Call for Children’s Delegations This conference will demonstrate why involvement of children in decision-making processes brings positive outcomes, both for the children and young people involved, for communities and for society at large, for example by promoting social inclusion and community engagement. Recommendations for policy makers and practitioners on why and how to strengthen child participation in public decision-making will be one of the key outcomes of this conference. Registration for the conference will commence in April 2018.

09 Nov

This timely seminar focuses on the future for mental health services in Wales. It will provide an opportunity to assess what more might be done to develop young people’s resilience and provide mental health support, and discuss the key issues arising from the inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People and early indications from the Welsh Government pilot initiative on specialised services in schools.

20 Nov

This seminar is bringing together key policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the development and implementation of the Additional Learning Needs Code - focusing on governance, funding and regulation. It is timed as the Welsh Government conducts its public consultation into the ALN Code which will set out procedure and best practice - including for disagreement resolution, increased collaboration and remits of responsibility. It also comes as an independent member’s Bill on autism, which will expand on the Welsh Government’s autism strategy, secures leave to proceed.

27 Feb

Following on from the hugely successful inaugural ”Getting Wales Moving: Delivering on the Wellbeing for Future Generations Act” conference, we are very pleased to announce the date for the second event in the series on the 27th of February 2019. This year’s conference will again feature influential and well-respected speakers with anticipated insights from the Welsh Government, Sport Wales, and leading figures involved in improving population health and tackling inactivity and skills shortages across workforce and communities.

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.