The Big Emerging Minds Summit

The Big Emerging Minds Summit

Children & young people's mental health: From research to action

Monday 17th October 2022 | St Catherine's College, Oxford

What's it all about?

Join us in beautiful Oxford (or online) on 17th October 2022 for The Big Emerging Minds Summit. The Summit will bring together delegates from across sectors and disciplines with a range of experiences, skills and perspectives, all with a passion for mental health research that will make a difference to children, young people, and families. We want you to: 

  • leave the Summit feeling inspired and motivated, with new ideas and new perspectives, ready to continue to work together on mental health research that will make a difference.
  • Have the time and space to talk to your fellow delegates, share your own ideas and learn more about theirs;
  • and find the event practically useful.

What's on the agenda?

We’ll be reviewing the findings, challenges, and successes from the research that we’ve supported through our Special Interest Research GroupsCross-Sector Placements and Research Challenge grants.

We’ll be discussing the priorities and next steps for mental health research that will lead to action on children & young people’s mental health. 

We’ll be prioritising sessions that allow for conversation and exchange of ideas and experiences such as workshops, panel debates, and opportunities for networking.

How much does it cost to attend?

The summit is free to attend with lunch & refreshments available to in-person delegates. Bursaries will be available to help with travel costs etc where needed to ensure colleagues from across the UK can join us.

Who can attend the Summit?

We’ll be welcoming young people, parents & carers, researchers, practitioners, clinicians,  professionals from the voluntary and community sector, policy makers, and funders.  

If you are interested in mental health research that will make a difference to children, young people, and families this event is for you!

Secure your place at the Summit

Full registration is now open to the public. Please click the button below to book your ticket.

We are using the Cvent platform to host our full registration process. Your place is only confirmed if you have:

  • Completed the full registration form via Cvent 
  • and clicked Submit at the end of the form
  • and received a Confirmation Number from Cvent by email.

Please note, if you previously expressed interest in attending the Summit this has not secured your place and you now need to fill in the full registration form via Cvent.

Registration will close on Wednesday 21st September

Based on the interest we have received we anticipate the Summit will be over-subscribed so do register as soon as possible to secure your place. If you later discover that you won’t be able to make it, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible so we can give your place to somebody else.

I can't attend in person. Can I still join in?

Yes! We want to make the Summit as accessible as possible, and know that for some people an in-person event is just not feasible. 

The Summit is primarily an in-person event structured around interactive workshops, and we are unfortunately not able to offer the full in-person Summit programme online. The online Summit programme will include the opening and closing plenaries, and four hybrid sessions spread throughout the day, each related to one of our research challenges.

We are working hard to make these sessions as good as possible for our online delegates as we know it’s hard to run truly hybrid events well, and we are keen to offer a great parallel Summit experience to those joining us online. We will have dedicated online facilitators to help with technical difficulties, steer the online programme, and bridge the online and in-person Summits, so that we can include our online delegates as much as possible.

If you are interested in joining the Summit online, please fill in the full registration form via Cvent and select the online ticket option.

As well as these online sessions, we are delighted to be working with the Mental Elf ‘Beyond the Room’ team who will be capturing what is happening at the Summit via social media throughout the day.

How do I view, modify or cancel my booking?

To make any changes to your registration:

  1. Access your booking by either clicking the “view or modify your registration” button below or in your booking confirmation email
  2. Click the “Already Registered” button in the top right-hand corner of the form
  3. Log in using the email address you used when you registered, and the confirmation number you received from Cvent.

Once you have logged in you can:

  • View the answers you submitted
  • Amend any of your answers
  • Change your ticket-type from Online to In-Person and vice versa
  • Cancel your ticket. 

If you make any changes you will receive either a modification or cancellation email from Cvent, as relevant. 

About the Emerging Minds Network

Since 2019, the Emerging Minds Network has been focused on enabling and encouraging research that will make a difference to children & young people’s mental health in the UK. 

We are working across sectors and disciplines to tackle four Research Challenges. Our research challenges have been developed in partnership with young people, their families, practitioners and policy makers.

In 2021 we published a report of our progress so far, and we are excited about what we can do together going forward.

We are funded by UK Research and Innovation as part of their cross-disciplinary Mental Health Network Plus initiative.

Find Out More

Research Challenges
Special Interest Research Groups
Funding Recipients
Cross-Sector Placements