Wednesday 2 December saw the first event in Pavilion's new Learning from Success series, Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare at ORT House, London.

Subtitled ‘sharing what works from the perspective of children, parents, professionals and research’, the one-day conference programme was developed with Dr Marie Diggins, whose work in the field of health and social care policy and practice development has achieved internal recognition.

With a speaker lineup including leading academics and professionals, the sessions explored a range of perspectives – research, professional, and those of the children and parents affected – with an aim of coming to an understanding of the key issues and what really works when it comes to improving outcomes.

We’ve made a selection of the speaker presentations available for you to download – simply click on the images below.

Jo Aldridge presentation
Parental mental health and young carers: Placing children (and families) first

Jo Aldridge, Director of Young Carers Research Group, Loughborough University


Hugh Constant presentation
Think Child Think Parent Think Family
Hugh Constant, Practice Development Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence
Examining the success of the Northern Ireland pilot and how this supports the direction of policy in England
Mary Donoghy, Social Care Commissioning Lead, Mental Health and Learning Disability HSC Board, Northern Ireland


Joanna Fox presentation
Exploring the patient journey: A personal reflection on obstacles and opportunities for delivering best practice
Joanna Fox, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University


Eleni Palazidou presentation
Reflecting on effective engagement with mentally ill parents and their families, as a clinician and as an expert witness

Professor Eleni Palazidou MD PhD MRCP FRCPSYCH, St George’s University, and Medical School, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Barts & London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University and The Sloane Court Clinic


Andy Quin presentation
What do we mean by success in safeguarding work with children?
Andy Quin, Social Work Consultant and PhD Researcher, Anglia Ruskin University


Shula Ramon presentation
Learning from success

Shula Ramon, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Hertfordshire


Jerry Tew presentation
Beyond ‘Think Parent’ and ‘Think Young Carer’
Jerry Tew, Reader in Mental Health and Social Work, Birmingham University


Louise Wardale presentation
‘Keeping the Family in Mind’ in Liverpool
Louise Wardale, Keeping the Family in Mind Co-ordinator, Barnardo’s; Action With Young Carers, Liverpool


Wendy Weal presentation
Harnessing the early intervention agenda
Wendy Weal, Director, Interface Enterprises


Attendees of the conference also received a copy of the first Pavilion annual on this topic, addressesing the gap in research about what constitutes success and the contributions that lead to success. Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work, Volume 1 can also be purchased separately here.