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The 2nd International Youth Mental Health Conference

The Brighton Dome * | Brighton, UK
From 240 to 570 GBP
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Title: The 2nd International Youth Mental Health Conference
Specialty: , Neurology, Psychiatry
Dates: From Sep, 30, 2013 to Oct, 2, 2013
Location: Brighton, UK
Type: Conference, Meeting, Seminar, Workshop
Registration Cost: From 240 to 570 GBP
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Event Venue:

The Brighton Dome *

Brighton, UK Visit the Venue to read more
Transportation Guide:

Getting There


By Air

All the major London airports are within easy reach of Brighton. So getting to Brighton from anywhere in the world is surprisingly easy. Below we’ve listed details of all the major (and some minor) airports serving the region.

London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick airport is approximately 30km north of the city and just 30 minutes away by train. Gatwick serves a huge array of national and international flights and has a south and a north terminal. Visit the London Gatwick airport website.

London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest and most sophisticated airports in the world. Situated approximately 30km west of central London, the airport primarily serves long haul flights and serves most major carriers, including British Airways. The airport has 4 terminals. Terminals 1 and 3 are a short walk from each other, whilst terminals 4 and 5 are served by free trains and buses.  For trains from Heathrow to Brighton, your best bet is to take the London Underground to London Victoria and connect with a mainline train to Brighton. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then the Underground to Victoria. The Heathrow Express is probably quickest but the Underground is the cheaper option. Journey time takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, depending on your chosen route and connection times.  Visit the London Heathrow website.

Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport is one of the smaller UK airports. Brighton is easily reached from Southampton in approximately 2 hours.  Visit the Southampton Airport website.

Other airports easily accessible from Brighton include:

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is located 64km to the north-east of London. It is home to many of the UK’s low-cost airlines and serves largely European and Mediterranean destinations.  Trains to Brighton from Stansted take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. The journey involves two changes, usually at Tottenham Hale for an Underground train to Victoria, where you connect with a mainline train to Brighton. Visit the Stansted Airport website.

Luton Airport

Luton Airport is approximately 55 km north of Central London and serves a range of UK and European destinations. First capital Connect offers a regular and direct service to Brighton, which takes approximately 2 hours.  Visit the Luton Airport website.

Distances & Estimated costs for travel to/from Brighton and main London Airports

From To Transport Journey time
(in hours)
London Gatwick Brighton Car 30 min’s  
  Brighton Coach 45 min’s £7.30
  Brighton Rail 28 min’s £8.00
London Heathrow Brighton Car 1.20  
  Brighton Coach 2.10 £22.50
  Brighton Rail 1.50 £12.50

By Train

Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to Brighton from other UK destinations. It’s also a greener option than driving or flying.

Trains to Brighton from London and the South East

London is the hub of the UK’s rail network and it is easy to connect to a train to Brighton and the South Coast from the major London stations. The fastest direct travelling times from London to Brighton are:

London Victoria – 52 minutes (direct)
London Bridge – 58 minute (direct)
London St Pancras – 1 hour 16 minutes (direct)

Rail services in the UK are operated by a number of private train operators. The key operators to Brighton are Southern and First Capital Connect. Trains arrive into Brighton mainline Station on Queens Road. Regular rail connections also serve Hove and take just a few minutes from Brighton.

Central Brighton is easily walkable (about 10 minutes) from Brighton station, but if you require a bus or taxi – these are both available at the front of the station.

Brighton is also very accessible by train from major towns along the South Coast and Kent.

Estimated fares (2012):

From To Journey time
(in hours)
Cost Frequency
(trains per hour)
London (Victoria) Brighton 52 min’s £7.50 3
Edinburgh Brighton 5.30 £62.00 2
Leeds Brighton 4 £34.00 2
Birmingham Brighton 3 £27.00 3
Plymouth Brighton 5 £35.00 1
Cardiff Brighton 4 £20.50 2


To search for and book your tickets, visit the National Rail Enquiries website


Eurostar is a quick and easy way to travel between the UK and continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel.  Comfortable and affordable, it avoids the airports and the frequent daily services from Paris (2 hours 15 minutes) and Brussels (1 hour and 51) arrive into St Pancras International, where you can connect with a direct service to Brighton.

By Coach

Coaches are a cost effective way of travelling to Brighton from almost anywhere in the UK or Europe. They tend to take longer than train journeys of the equivalent route, but are generally clean and comfortable, with onboard toilet facilities.

National Express is the major coach operator serving Brighton.

Coach travel to Brighton from the London and South East Airports

Regular National Express coaches serve Brighton from the main London Airports of Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted.

Coaches arrive at Pool Valley Coach Station, which is very central and just moments from the beach and Brighton Pier.

Guide direct travel times to Brighton by coach, from London Victoria and key London and South East airports, are listed below (please note: these are only a guide and may vary depending on route and interchange times).

London Victoria Coach Station to Brighton – 2 hours and 15 minutes

Gatwick Airport to Brighton - 45minutes to 1 hour depending on the airport terminal you are departing from/travelling to.

Heathrow Airport to Brighton – 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes depending on the airport terminal you are departing from/travelling to.

Stansted Airport to Brighton – there is no direct coach to Brighton from Stansted – catch a coach to London Victoria coach station (moments from London Victoria station) and pick up a connection to Brighton from there

Luton Airport to Brighton – coaches from Luton to Brighton go via Heathrow and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes. It is much quicker to travel by train, as there are direct connections which take approximately 2 hours.

Southampton Airport to Brighton - fastest journey is 2 hours, 50 minutes direct from Southampton Coach Station.

Full information is available on the National Express website.

By Car 

Brighton is easily reachable from most parts of the country via the M25. The A27 is the

main route from areas west or east of Brighton on the South Coast. From central

London, Brighton is approximately 1 hour’s journey time.

There are excellent public transport links into Brighton, but should you decide to drive to the city, the following information should help you plan your journey.

Visit the Department of Transport website for full details of the legal requirements for drivers.

The Highway Code

For details of UK road signs and rules of the road, pick up a copy of The Highway Code - available, for only a few pounds, in bookshops and AA and RAC outlets.

Driving to Brighton from London

For information on getting to London by motorway, see VisitLondon.

Onward travel to Brighton is easy – London to Brighton is approximately 50 miles, with a journey time of about 90 minutes, depending on the traffic. Simply take the A23/M23 south until you reach Brighton.

For a more detailed, or alternative routes to Brighton, visit the AA Route Planner website.

By Taxi

Taxis to & from Brighton can be booked online

Event Overview
Welcome message:

On behalf of the Advisory and Scientific Committees we are delighted to invite you to attend the Second International Youth Mental Health Conference – Young people at the forefront of reshaping services.

Adolescence and early adulthood is a critical time for personal development. The major threat to this comes from mental ill health with 75% of mental and substance use disorders emerging by age 25. Latest research reveals the complex interplay of genes, environment, psychological and social factors underpinning the development of these conditions in young people. These conditions can have a devastating impact on young people’s potential to establish their own independence and goals. Yet most of these conditions are very treatable and, if caught early, most people will make a good recovery. Early access and engagement is crucial but traditional health services are not youth friendly. Major gaps exist between adolescent and adult services – just at the stage when early intervention could be most effective.

New models are emerging of youth mental health services that embrace therapeutic optimism and incorporate the principals of prevention, early intervention, and recovery. They place young people and their families at the centre of decisions about service and policy development. Youth-friendly accessibility, engagement, and age-appropriate interventions are key to their success.

‘Young people at the forefront of reshaping services’ is a conference that aims to improve our understanding of youth mental heath, identify gaps in service provision, promote more effective interventions and models of care. This conference will celebrate the vital contribution that young people and their families can make to this field.

The conference will be held in the UK, fresh on the success of hosting the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. The UK has excellent international air access and a large mental health community ready and able to participate in this exciting conference with their international colleagues.

We hope to see you at the Brighton Dome from 30th September to 2nd October 2013.

Thank you to Headstrong and headspace for allowing us to use some of their photographic images throughout our website.

Thematology / Presented Topics:

Conference themes

  • Young people technology and their wellbeing
  • Youth participation and active engagement in programs and research
  • Service reform and innovation
  • Role of families and carers
  • Innovations in treatment and interventions

Streams for Papers and Posters

  • Primary Care
  • Drug and Alcohol issues
  • Social media
  • E health and new technologies
  • Mental health and wellbeing of LGBTI young people
  • Forensic health and criminal justice
  • Active citizenship and community engagement
  • New service models and systems of care
  • Social capital and building the foundations
  • Suicide and self harm
  • School based mental health initiatives
  • Youth engagement
  • Treatment options
  • Mental health literacy
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The City of Brighton and Hove is delighted to welcome you to your conference.As the official accommodation booking agent for this event, VisitBrighton is pleased to offer specially negotiated accommodation rates to those wishing to attend the conference.

Please note that if an establishment requires a minimum night stay this must be booked in the same room for the duration of the stay and for consecutive nights.

If you need further assistance or can not locate the establishment of your choice please email

Booking your room

Please follow the on-screen instructions to make your booking. Please note that all payments must go directly to the hotel in line with their terms and conditions. if you are unable to locate the hotel of your choice or require accommodation outside the conference dates please email

We also have the opportunity to hire Brighton Pavilion Gatehouse in Brighton city centre. The property can sleep between 24 and 34 people and must be booked with a minimum 24. If you are interested in this property, please email

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All rates quoted on this site are inclusive of breakfast and VAT. Please note that payment is taken directly by the accommodation provider in line with their terms and conditions.

Scientific Content Up to Date
Scientific Program:
Submission Info

Call for Abstracts / Projects


The IAYMH welcomes abstracts from a range of individuals and organisations either working or connected to the field of youth mental health.  We are looking for a broad range of abstracts that address research, practice, policy, advocacy and community engagement from the many different sectors that work across young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee

Considerations before submitting

  • Presentations will need to reflect the diversity of conference participants.  Simply strolling through lots power point slides packed with data will not win you any friends.  Remember less is more.
  • Think of how you can utilise other forms of technology to engage the audience, remember that technology and young people’s wellbeing is a key theme of this conference
  • Papers and posters will need to broadly address one of the conference themes and specifically focus on one of the listed streams
  • You will have 15 minutes for your presentation and 5 minutes for questions.  Please ensure that what you outline in your abstract can be presented within this timeframe, or alternatively be applicable for a poster presentation
  • Think about the type of presentation your abstract is best suited to given its content and the intended audience, either an oral or poster presentation.

Conference themes

  • Young people technology and their wellbeing
  • Youth participation and active engagement in programs and research
  • Service reform and innovation
  • Role of families and carers
  • Innovations in treatment and interventions

Streams for Papers and Posters

  • Primary Care
  • Drug and Alcohol issues
  • Social media
  • E health and new technologies
  • Mental health and wellbeing of LGBTI young people
  • Forensic health and criminal justice
  • Active citizenship and community engagement
  • New service models and systems of care
  • Social capital and building the foundations
  • Suicide and self harm
  • School based mental health initiatives
  • Youth engagement
  • Treatment options
  • Mental health literacy


Presentations can be in the form of a summary of research findings that impact at a practice or policy level; also innovations in practice or service development and how this impacts on the sector to adapt to address the challenges it will face in the future.

Participants will be able to submit their abstract as an:

1. Oral presentation – this will require delegates to submit an abstract and, if selected, an interactive oral presentation will be required.

All oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length include 5 minutes for questions.

2. Poster presentation – this will require delegates to submit an abstract and, if selected, a poster is to be prepared and displayed for the duration of the conference. At least one author must be present on the day of poster session.

Please read the following instructions carefully before preparing your abstract. All abstracts must be submitted via the conference website.


All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference handbook exactly as they are submitted and MUST NOT exceed 500 words in length. Abstracts will not be proof read or edited by the conference managers or conference organizing committee. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. The conference managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the online submission process, or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events. Faxed or mailed abstracts on diskettes/CD will not be accepted. If you are unable to submit via the website please contact the conference managers via You will be required to submit the presenters biographies (200 words max) when submitting your abstract. Please ensure that biographies are written in the third person and are included after the abstract and clearly labeled as “Presenter Bio”.  Authors whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the conference program will be advised in good time, well in advance of the conference and will at that time receive detailed instructions regarding the requirements for presentations at the conference.

Please note that no abstracts will be accepted via email in either word or PDF format.  Should you have problems submitting your abstract please email the conference organiser and advise as such.

Poster Presentations

Participants wishing to submit an abstract for a visual poster display instead of an oral presentation will need to ensure that their actual poster display does not exceed 1.5m high x 1m wide.

These will be mounted on a panel in the Trade Exhibition area, with relevant poster presentation time allocated in the program. Full poster preparation guidelines will be provided to interested parties on the conference website.

Click here to download the IAYMH Abstract Submission Terms

Call for Abstracts / Projects

Abstracts for this conference must be submitted online (they cannot be accepted by email). Please click on the link below to submit your abstract via our online system: (you will be prompted to setup an account or log in)

Click here >>>

Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:

Abstract Submission Terms & Conditions
Abstracts must be submitted by 24thApril 2013, although early submission is encouraged.
By submitting an abstract, you agree to the following:
• Your abstract must be structured to include: Introduction OR Rationale,Objectives
(of project and or presentation), Methods or Approach, Results OR Practice/Policy
Implications and Conclusion
• Submitting author to nominate their abstract theme and stream.
• The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
• The acceptance of an abstract for the Conference does not imply provision of travel,
accommodation or registration for the Conference, nor any other costs associated
with preparation or presentation of the abstract, or any costs associated with
attendance at the Conference.
• All authors presenting at the Conference must register and pay to attend.
• You give us permission to publish your abstract submission on the Conference
website, in the Conference book of abstracts and for consideration of publication in
a professional/academic Journalto be advised.(Authors will be contacted after the
conference to seek their interest in submitting a paper)
• If the author(s) have any commercial interests or associations that might pose a
conflict of interest regarding this submission, they must be declared. If accepted for
presentation, the commercial interest or association must be declared on the title
slide or the slide immediately following the title slide.
• You give us permission to film or photograph your presentation at the Conference.
• You confirm that the submission has been approved by all authors.
• All abstracts submitted must be original work.
• All abstracts must be submitted in English and via the online submission site.
• Other forms of submission e.g. by post, email or fax will NOT be accepted.
• The author(s) agree(s) to materially confine their presentations to information in the
abstract if accepted for presentation; if an author has more than one abstract
accepted, each presentation will be materially confined to the information in the
abstract selected for the specific session.
• The abstract will be reviewed by members of the Conference Scientific Committee
and assessed on the results, interest and the merit of the study or project as
presented in the abstract. If there are no or insufficient clarity in the results then the
abstract will be rejected. The Committee’s decision is final.
• At least one author will be available to present the abstract if selected for the
program. The authors will immediately notify the Conference Organiserif they are
unable to present an abstract or if the presenting author is changed.

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The International Association of Mental Health (IAYMH) gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organisations, who have assisted in the establishment of the organisation:


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