Parent and Carer Conference 2024
25th Apr

Parent & Carer Conference 2024 – FULLY BOOKED

A one-day event focused on parents/carers understanding their own needs and learning strategies to look after themselves as they support a child struggling with their own mental health.

Conference Details

This event has been co-produced in collaboration with Hampshire Parent and Care Network.

Hampshire CAMHS are delighted to confirm that our keynote speakers for this event are the authors of “How to cope when your child can’t”; Professor Roz Sharan, Dr Alice Welham and Ursula Saunders. This will be an opportunity to hear both their lived experience and key foundations of their book covering problem solving, acceptance and pertinent psychological strategies.

The day will also include a workshop covering further practical advice and strategies, and an afternoon session of gentle somatic movement, stretching, meditation & mindfulness, deep relaxation, led by Chameleon Coaching.

Tickets for this event have now been sold out.

See the conference flyer here.



9.00-9.50 Arrival Networking & Coffee

10.00 Welcome & Intro to the day – Helen Dove

10.15-10.45 Problem solving and the personal lived experience of a parent struggling to support their child – Professor Roz Shafran and Ursula Saunders

10.45-11.15 Acceptance and Psychological strategies – Dr Alice Welham

11.15-11.45 Q & A

11.45-12.05 Coffee

12.05-13.05 Looking after yourself to support your child – Dr Hope Hodgson-King

This workshop will focus on the needs and challenges for parents and carers, as well as provide a range of practical advice and strategies around how to look after yourself to better support the wellbeing of your child.

13.05 Lunch & Networking

13.30 Self-care session – Courtney Freedman-Thompson, Chameleon Coaching

A session of Gentle somatic movement, stretching, embodied meditation & mindfulness, deep relaxation & community connection

15.00 Tea & Coffee – Finish

Stand Information

There are information stands available, which provide relevant information on the numerous organisations and charities that provide support for families in Hampshire.

To request to have an Information Stand at this event, please email

Event Details

Date: 25th April 2024

Time: 09:00 to 17:00

Venue: St Peter`s Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RY