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Past Events
22 Oct

A key theme of this conference is how to ensure the needs of care experienced parents and other marginalised parents are met. Also, how to support teenagers through parenthood and issues for parents of teenagers.

23 Oct

Loneliness and isolation are high-priority issues in Wales, reported to affect 1 in 5 adults across the whole population. How can we work better with local communities to improve their capacity to tackle these issues and improve health outcomes for all ages?

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.

25 Oct

In response to the growing challenges of Violence Against Women and Girls, the Government published a national strategy entitled Ending Violence against Women and Girls: Strategy 2016 – 2020, to challenge traditional harmful practices and increase reporting by 2020. Despite the significant policy progress that has been made, critiques have been made regarding their impact. Recent statistics show that while an increasing number of reports end in convictions, the volume of reports to the police has stayed stagnant (CPS 2017). In view of these persistent challenges, this symposium will offer local authorities, police officers, women’s rights organisation and other key stakeholders with a timely and invaluable opportunity to share knowledge and best practice to collectively strengthen our response to VAWG.

25 Oct

Living Longer, Working Longer: What Does This Mean for Jobs in Wales

Swansea Grand Theatre, Rear Studio, Level 3, Swansea

People are expected to work later in life than ever before, but are jobs changing to meet the needs of an ageing workforce?

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.

30 Oct

With the majority of children’s services budget spent on Looked After Children, this symposium offers an invaluable opportunity for looked-after social workers, education and children’s services teams, local authorities and key other stakeholders to discuss how best to improve the lives and outcomes of children in care.

01 Nov

To tackle the challenges of an ageing population, the government’s green paper aims to set out the plans to reform the care and support system and improve provision for older people. This event will discuss the contents of the government’s green paper through a series of presentations delivered by expert speakers, a debate on funding with highly informed panellists and the sharing of examples of best practice. Delegates will gain greater clarity as to the government’s ambitions for the future of social care and have the opportunity to discuss how these plans will impact on people’s lives.

07 Nov

This timely symposium will offer an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, schools, teachers, faith groups, student bodies and sexual health professionals to engage with government reforms and co-develop comprehensive age appropriate provision that empowers and safeguards young people. It will also enable all delegates to share, and learn from, a range of best practice models.

08 - 09 Nov

Each year, the Welsh Public Health Conference aims to drive conversations that include all parts of society in Wales, covering the full spectrum of public health disciplines to explore what we can do to change our nation together.

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.

12 Nov

The session will have the following learning outcomes: * A basic understanding of HIA, what it is and how it is done* The components of a high quality HIA *Introduction to different influences on health and wellbeing*An overview of HIA in the context of current Welsh Government and Public Health Policy, and Practical introduction to screening.

13 Nov

Rural Health and Care Conference 2018

Royal Showground, Builth Wells

The all-day conference is free to attend and will include presentation on the following: • Rural Population Health, Well-being and Care • The role of Rural Communities in Health and Care • Telehealth / Telemedicine • Social / Green Prescribing • Recruitment and Retention in Rural Areas • New Roles in Health and Social Care • Workforce Training and Development in Rural Areas

14 Nov

The education system in Wales is currently on an ambitious and innovative reform journey and research and evidence informed practices are crucial to its success. This exciting conference held jointly by Welsh Government and the British Educational Research Association will provide a platform for the education community in Wales to discuss and share ideas about the opportunities for research and evidence informed practice in this evolving context.

15 Nov

Eileen Illtyd Memorial Lecture on Human Rights - 2018

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Swansea University Singleton Campus

An annual lecture on human rights. This year the lecturer will be Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General for Wales, who will speak about human rights protection in Wales.

15 Nov

International Conference Social Provision for Deaf Services

Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

The aim of this event is to encourage Public Services to develop specialist services for D/deaf people with suitably qualified staff who work within that field. The event will highlight the importance of BSL for deaf children and adults, and promote D/deaf health professionals as role models within health and social care services.

16 - 17 Nov


Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

ESMHD Special Interest Group Meetings seek to create a close and stimulating environment where professionals can present and discuss their work and obtain support and assistance from other colleagues and researchers. Attendants are encourage to send papers to one of the three active groups: Children and Families, Adult and Families and Public Health.

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 Nov

This workshop is aimed at people who are involved with sports and physical activity organisations interested in developing sport for change and social good initiatives such as governing bodies of sports, Community Sports Hubs, Country Sports Partnerships, community sports trusts, sports clubs, leisure trusts, funding bodes, school sports partnerships and activators.

05 Dec

Looked After Children: Improving Life Chances

Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

The Looked After Children: Improving Life Chances conference will offer delegates the opportunity to be fully briefed on the current situation within the care system and gain an update on the latest developments in terms of policy and funding. The conference will explore all the issues and discuss the way forward to ensure that the life chances of a child or young person in care are not diminished because of the circumstances in which they find themselves.

15 Jan

With failing public confidence in university approaches to tackling sexual violence, this symposium offers a vital interface to universities, as well as practitioners from across the police, social and health services to engage in dialogue aimed at cultivating a culture of accountability within universities and creating a framework to provide current and prospective students confidence and safety during their time in higher education.

23 Jan

Exploring both the damaging and beneficial aspects of working life on mental health, this international symposium brings together key stakeholders, mental health specialists and policy-makers to raise concerns, share ideas and propose solutions. Delegates will be encouraged to discuss current initiatives, examine innovative approaches to promote mental health at the workplace and consider the relationship between mental well-being and unemployment. It promises to provide topical and thought-provoking debate.

05 Feb

Safer Internet Day

National Event

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated on the 5th February with the theme: Together for a better internet. A campaign toolkit is created each year to help organizations to get involved in Safer Internet Day by spreading the word and raising awareness.

12 Feb

Topics covered will include: NAO review of mental health services for children and young people; Early intervention; Social media; Better integration of services; Transitioning to adult services.

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.

27 Feb

The session will have the following learning outcomes: * A basic understanding of HIA, what it is and how it is done* The components of a high quality HIA *Introduction to different influences on health and wellbeing*An overview of HIA in the context of current Welsh Government and Public Health Policy, and Practical introduction to screening.

28 Mar

This seminar will discuss latest thinking on policy and wider initiatives for reducing poverty in Wales - with a focus on welfare reform, regional approaches and long term strategies. Discussion will reflect key themes and issues emerging as policymakers scrutinise developments and consider practical ways forward for policy, and will assess the impact of policy initiatives themselves.

08 - 10 Apr

Building on 20 years of our experience in teaching health economics to public health practitioners and those undertaking research in public health. 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.

11 Apr

Connecting Generations: Celebrating and Learning

Reichel Hall, Bangor University

An opportunity to learn the latest research findings and best practice in intergenerational programmes.

07 - 10 May

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

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.