THE VIRTUE OF EARLY INTERVENTION getting young people the help they deserve. There is a wealth of diversity, in the treatment and care services for young people, however prejudice, accessibility and cost remain key obstacles. Stark statistics stress the global need to take action in creating a congruent
pathway for young people, families and communities. The experts on this panel all practice and contribute on mental health and emotional wellbeing; including substance misuse treatment, self-harm, and Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD).
The panel will be exploring what a shared society in the treatment of children, young people, parents and families, looks like locally and further afield and how we can assist in prioritising accessibility in our communities and personally as front line professionals.
DR FIONA PIENAAR, is Director of Clinical Services at Place2Be. Fiona has a background of over 30 years in teaching in primary and intermediate schools, special needs education, counselling in schools, counsellor education, educational and mental health resource development, private practice and mental health research.
PIET JANSEN is a Director of Yes We Can Youth Clinics, a specialised treatment centre for 13-25 year olds suffering from addictions, behavioural disorders and related behavioural problems. Over the years, Piet has worked closely with referrers and families to treat adolescents and young adults suffering from complex behavioural disorders, and addictions such as, drug, gaming and gambling.
DR DEBORAH JUDGE is Director of YouthInc and a Consultant Child Psychiatrist. Deborah worked in the NHS until 2014 and was instrumental in setting up YouthInc, having developed other social enterprise ventures. Deborah is passionate about working with complex young people and developing new ways of working and has a specialism in working with young substance misusers. She is also a qualified Equine Assisted Therapist.
SHEENA MOORE is the Schools Programme Lead at Clinical Partners. Sheena is a career education
professional with a passion for promoting student wellbeing. Sheena understands the challenges faced by school management teams, having had first-hand experience as a Maths Teacher, Head of PSHE, Head of Welfare, House Mistress and Headmaster’s wife.
DR OWEN BOWDEN-JONES is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and researcher with more than 20 years’
experience of helping people with mental health and substance misuse problems on their journey to recovery.
He works in both NHS and private practice, with expertise in substance misuse problems, depression, anxiety problems, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder and trauma.
DR PAUL BAIN is a child and adolescent psychiatrist practicing privately in Central London, after a number of years as a Consultant within the NHS. His practice has lead him to develop particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD. Dr Bain has an innovative approach to psychiatry and has sought to develop services, such as an integrated DBT therapeutic outpatient model named the Bear Project YPT.
MODERATOR: CHRISTOPHE SAUERWEIN (MBA, MSc, PgD’s) is ICAAD’s academic director and specialises as a psychotherapist and psychologist in developmental immaturity, childhood trauma and adverse experience, multiple complex addictive systems and attachment disorders.