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
23 - 04 Apr

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

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.

24 - 25 Apr

Joint UK Conference: Growing Better Lives 2018

University of Salford Manchester

A conference exploring and celebrating the links between community growing, care farming, health and wellbeing.

24 Apr

Poverty Awareness

Carmarthen

A half day course 29% of children in families in Wales live in relative poverty. Growing up in poverty impacts on children's well-being; their early years development, physical and mental health, educational achievement, and future life chances. Recognising and understanding the effects of poverty on children and families is vital to improving their outcomes.

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.

25 Apr

The Big Lottery fund has supported New Pathways to deliver a fully funded, two day SURE for Mental Health training course to anyone within Wales. The conferences will help to raise awareness of and reduce stigma towards mental health, also as part of the Big Lottery funding.

25 Apr

County lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines or "deal lines". It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money. Gangs establish a base in the market location, typically by taking over the homes of local vulnerable adults by force or coercion in a practice referred to as 'cuckooing'.

01 - 02 May

This course is aimed at people who want to gain accreditation whilst learning about the current challenges in child protection and how practitioners can work with others to increase the protective factors for children that they work with. The course is appropriate for people working in a range of organisations including youth settings, schools, children’s daycare and residential settings, also services providing support to children and families in the voluntary and private sector. This two day training will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss issues from practice exploring the complex and sensitive nature of keeping children safe in a variety of settings.

02 May

The Big Lottery fund has supported New Pathways to deliver a fully funded, two day SURE for Mental Health training course to anyone within Wales. The conferences will help to raise awareness of and reduce stigma towards mental health, also as part of the Big Lottery funding.

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
03 May

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. This course explores how early Attachment Styles and early year's experiences can greatly influence a child's emotional, brain and global development and their ability to learn and form positive relationships.

03 May

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.

03 May

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Wrexham

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

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.

08 May

Understanding bullying and identifying what works in preventing such behaviours is key to establishing safe, caring and supportive environments where such behaviours are unacceptable and not tolerated. This course will help you look at ways of supporting children and young people to develop the skills needed to develop healthy relationships.

08 May

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Cardiff

All Nations Centre, Sachville Ave, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3NY, GB, Sachville Ave, Cardiff, CF14 3NY, Cardiff
09 May

This course will examine Adverse Childhood Experiences, children’s rights and the concept of a good childhood, resilience and how to build resilience in children to cope with and mitigate the effects of Early Childhood Experiences.

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.

10 May

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Llandrindod Wells

Media Resource Centre Wales, Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AH, GB, Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6AH, Llandrindod Wells
14 May

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of cultural, ethnic and religious identities when considering safeguarding issues within asylum seeking, refugee and migrant families. It will increase the understanding of particular safeguarding risks within families and communities and enhance confidence in addressing safeguarding issues with families.

16 May

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Camarthen

Halliwell Centre, Trinity College, College Rd, Carmarthen, Wales, SA31 3EP, GB, Trinity College College Rd, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP, Carmarthen
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!

17 May

Poverty Awareness

Colwyn Bay

A half day course 29% of children in families in Wales live in relative poverty. Growing up in poverty impacts on children’s well-being; their early years development, physical and mental health, educational achievement, and future life chances. Recognising and understanding the effects of poverty on children and families is vital to improving their outcomes.

17 May

Dementia Action Week Open Morning

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Thursday 17th May 2018 10am – 1pm FREE event – everyone welcome, drop in anytime! Come and join us for a cuppa and a chat- over a FREE cup of tea or coffee. * Speakers * Health Checks * Information Stands * Entertainment * Opportunity to be involved and have your views heard For more information - 01792 687801 secretary@dementiafriendlyswansea.org

18 May

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of cultural, ethnic and religious identities when considering safeguarding issues within asylum seeking, refugee and migrant families. It will increase the understanding of particular safeguarding risks within families and communities and enhance confidence in addressing safeguarding issues with families.

18 May

A one day course aimed at anyone working directly or indirectly with children and young people in a wide range of workplace and community settings. The purpose of the training is to give participants confidence and essential knowledge on how to safeguard the children and young people in their environment.

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

21 May

The International Symposium will be held at the Wallenberg Hall in the Nobel Forum, located at the Campus Solna of Karolinska Institutet.

22 May

This conference will share the findings of a wide range of research associated with the play sufficiency duty in Wales. It will explore the role of the adult and the impact of spatial design on children’s play and includes a keynote address from Dr. Wendy Russell, University of Gloucestershire.

23 May

The training will explore LGBT issues and young people. The process of coming out, issues for young people such as bullying, gender identity and sexuality. How to support young people whether gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning young people. It will deal with issues such as safeguarding, self-harm, substance misuse and Child Sexual Exploitation. This will be conducted using a rights based approach.

23 May

Sustainability Showcase 2018 - Abergavenny

St Michaels Centre, 10 A Pen Y Pound, Abergavenny, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD, GB, 10 A Pen Y Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD, Abergavenny
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.

24 May

For the Waterloo Foundation Annual Conference, Professor Amanda Kirby from the University of South Wales will be holding a Public Lecture; discussing the importance of movement in every day living and learning and highlighting the latest understanding about the short and long-term impact of Developmental Co-ordination Disorder in children and adults. Registration and wine reception at 5:00pm Public Lecture at 6:00pm

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.

07 Jun

Our third annual Sustain Wales Summit returns in June 2018 with a focus on Sustainable Procurement. The event will take place in Cardiff to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race, highlighting the urgent need to tackle plastic waste in our water.

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.

20 Jun

Excessive Gambling Wales is back at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay for another one-day conference for Addiction Psychiatrists, Healthcare Specialists, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Specialists, HR Managers and anyone with an interest in addiction featuring six presentations from those shaping the future of addiction and recovery treatment.

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.

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 www.bevancommission.org

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.’

01 - 04 Oct

Celebrating Thirty Years of the Healthy Cities Movement Call for Abstracts

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.

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.

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.