Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference 2021

Welcome to the conference!

Conference booklet: Includes final programme, session abstracts, speaker biographies and poster abstracts, available to download 

Accreditation: This conference is eligible for up to 6 CPD hours per day, subject to peer group approval.

Social Media: To tweet about the event please use @RcpsychCAP #capsych2021

Certificates:  Certificates of attendance will be emailed after the conference.


All comments received remain confidential and will help to improve future meetings.

How to watch on demand: Once the conference has taken place live, you will receive links to watch the recorded conference sessions. Sessions are available to watch until 24 November 2021.

Speaker Presentations

The Impact Of Routines And Parental Anxiety On Emotional And Behavioural Difficulties In Children During COVID-19
Dr Vera Lees and Dr Rosie Hay

 Associations between early childhood irritability and adolescent depressive symptoms and self-harm in a nationally representative UK birth cohort  
Dr Ramya Srinivasan

Better in Lockdown: A descriptive analysis of young people with self-reported improvements to their mental wellbeing during Covid-19 lockdown 
Dr Emma Soneson

Age and Gender Effects on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, and their interplay with Psychological Distress 
Dr Sahaj Kaur

Taming the Dragon- Welsh experience of using remote consultations during COVID 19 
Professor Alka Ahuja, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and National Clinical Lead, Welsh Government Technology Enabled Care Programme 

Mental Health Act changes in England and Wales 
Dr Dan Hayes, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust 

Mental Health Law changes in Northern Ireland  
Dr Richard Wilson, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lead Clinician NHSCT CAMHS 

Clinical epidemiology of child and adolescent mental health needs after the COVID-19 pandemic 
Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cambridge 

Children and Young People's Mental Health; Progress of national policy programmes and responding to the impact of COVID
Professor Prathiba Chitsabesan, Associate National Clinical Director in 2017 (NHS England and Improvement- Children and Young People’s Mental Health Team  

Breaktime Resources

KeepCool is a series of educational videos designed to help young people learn about and cope with strong emotions. It has been created by young people for young people, and it is backed by science.   Read more...

Watch the Keep Cool Videos: 


Click the pianos to watch and listen to music making by young people during lockdown:




Take part in a yoga class:


Watch the short films made by young people: