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Summer Participation and Involvement Event (Summer PIE)

About this event

Thursday 25th - Friday 26th August 2022

 
In the Centre's 70th year, we will be celebrating our 7th Annual Summer PIE from 25th - 26th August 2022. The Summer PIE is an event that aims to bring together young people, parent carers and professionals from across the mental health and social care sector to celebrate young people and parent/carer's involvement in co-production work at any level.

Over the two days, attendees can choose from exciting workshops and webinars, including self-care, upskilling, talks from guest speakers and opportunities to learn about all the fantastic participation work in mental health services.

We invite young people (under 18s to be accompanied or to have spoken with our Youth Participation Officer beforehand) and parent/carers, as well as Participation workers and champions in the field of mental health to celebrate this amazing work with us.

Please note that this event primarily involves young people and parents/carers. If attending as a professional, please ensure to share the Summer PIE with young people and parents.

Thursday 25th August 15:00 - 19:00 (Day 1)

The day will be held completely online.

Friday 26th August 10:30 -17:00 (Day 2)

The day will take place at the Anna Freud Centre and there will be the opportunity to attend online in a hybrid format.

Please see the programme below for both days.

Thursday 25 August Programme

Online Event

15:00 – 16:00 Welcome to Summer Pie! Panel discussion with young people and parent/carers about Co-production work 

Co-hosts parents Lorna & Nicola, and young person Millie will be introducing you to the exciting sessions planned. They will discuss the important work of co-production and participation in the mental health field with each other and other young people and parent/carers from different organisations.  

16:00 - 16:30 BREAK

16:30 – 17:00 Hope Virgo and Champions (both parent and young) share experiences of mental health services and support 

Special guest, campaigner, activist and recent mother Hope Virgo will join one of our Young Champions and Parent/Carer Champions discussing the nuances of of managing your mental health from a young age, right through and during parenthood.  

17:00 - 17:30 BREAK

17:30 – 18:30 ‘Experts by …’ - What does it mean to be an ‘expert by experience’ in mental health work?

In the field of mental health and co-production with often hear the term ‘experts by experience’, but what does that really mean?  In this workshop we will aim to explore what ‘Expert by experience’ really means and in what other ways can people claim to be ‘experts. 

18:45 – 19:00 Event Close 

Co-hosts Lorna, Millie and Nicola, will sum up the evening's events, sharing their thoughts and observations. They will also run through the exciting agenda for the online and in-person events the following day. 

Friday 26 August programme

Hybrid Event

10:00-10:30 Arrival 

10:30–11:00 Welcome (online and in-person)

Our co-hosts Millie, Nicola and Lorna will introduce the day ahead, the team behind Summer Pie and run some short activities to get the energy flowing!

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:00 Workshops

Poetry session (online and in-person)

Join young PPA Maddi for a session introducing you to poetry as a tool for self-expression. Where our identities can often be challenged by difficult things, or just the world, creativity can allow for you to re-connect with yourself. In this session, you can hope to learn new means of expression through poetry. 

Music Mindfulness (in-person only)

Join guest facilitator James Reynolds an interactive lecture looking at creating and undertaking a ‘music mindfulness’ activity and learn how to effectively use it in your daily life. 

12:00-12:15 BREAK

12:15-12:30 Morning Summary (online and in-person)

PPA hosts will invite members of the audience to share a little bit about each workshop with the rest of the group and discuss the afternoon.

12:30-14:00 LUNCH

14:00-14:30 Group Energiser (online and in-person)

We will come back together for a group energiser lead by PPAs.

14:30-14:45 BREAK

14:45 – 15:35 Workshops 

A CORC Workshop – What should we be researching in the next few years? (online and in-person)

Do you love talking about mental health and research? A creative learner who enjoys discussing new ideas? Then come and join us for the Child Outcomes Research Consortium’s upcoming workshop at the Summer PIE event, where you can help shape the direction of CORC’s research priorities from 2022 to 2026!

African Drumming Workshop (in-person only)

With African Drumming workshops we will bring a drum for every participant. The fun energetic workshops may come with movement and song according to the needs of participants. It may even be possible to fit in a small African dance at the end of the session where all participants could take part if they wished to.

15:35 - 15:50 BREAK

15:50 - 16:50 Event Close (online and in-person)

Join Co-hosts Millie, Lorna and Nicola as they sum up the day and host our spotlight session, with special guest Hope Virgo, as well as a live musical and poetry performance.

Our spotlight session is the opportunity for staff, young people and parent/carers to share for 2 minutes someone or something, they would like to celebrate about the day or about co-production and Participation work.

Aims of the event
  • Celebrate the contribution of young people and parent carers to the mental health field.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of Co-production and participation work in the mental health field.
  • Provide young people and parent/carers an opportunity to be rewarded and appreciated for all the amazing work they do in participation and co-production.
Who is this event suitable for?

Young people, parent/carers, professionals that work with and want to engage with young people and parent/carers.

Suitable for external staff only if a young person/parent/carer will be joining with you.

2019 and 2021 Summer Pie programmes

Have a look below at the 2019 and 2021 programmes to see what happened in previous years! 

Summer PIE Programme 2021

Summer PIE Programme 2019

25th August 2022
  • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • 1 Day
  • 15:00 - 19:00 (UK Time)
Price

£0.00
Free

Tutors

26th August 2022
  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 4-8 Rodney St, London N1 9JH, UK View Map
  • 1 Day
  • 10:30 - 17:00 (UK Time)
Price

£0.00
Free

Tutors

26th August 2022
  • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • 1 Day
  • 10:30 - 17:00 (UK Time)
Price

£0.00
Free

Tutors

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