Impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner and Falklands War veteran Simon Weston OBE are set to speak at a two-day conference about children and young people’s mental health at ACC Liverpool next week.
The ADHD Foundation’s annual conference, which is entitled Early Interventions and Transitions, takes place on 13-14 October.
The conference will examine the escalating need for mental health support for children and young people, as well as the lack of joined up services as they move into adult services at the age of 16.
As patrons of the Liverpool-based charity, Bremner and Weston will feature among the 24 speakers.
“Having two such well-known and respected patrons who feel as passionately about raising awareness of ADHD and the impact it has on families as Rory and Simon do, is incredible for this conference,” said CEO of the ADHD Foundation, Dr Tony Lloyd.
“The BT Convention Centre also provides a space which is uniquely flexible for a niche conference of our size,” he added.
Kerrin MacPhie, Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool, said: “We look forward to welcoming The ADHD Foundation, a Liverpool charity, to ACC Liverpool for the first time.
“Our venue is at the heart of our city which is home to centres of excellence such as Alder Hey Hospital and where healthcare professionals, including those travelling from the USA, Ireland, France and Italy for this conference, can join together to discuss and explore important issues.
“This event will use ACC Liverpool’s upper level foyer area and riverside balcony which lend themselves to an open relaxed environment for their exhibition.”
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