Forthcoming conferences

Psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with visual impairment and their families: Needs, research and intervention

Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, London
Date: 3-4 July 2018

See here for details and registration. Download conference flyer here.

Call for abstracts: submissions will be open from 1st October 2017
until 31st January 2018.

Psychological wellbeing and mental health is a major concern for all children with long-term health conditions and disabilities. The needs of children and young people with visual impairment have been neglected and are the focus of this timely and ‘first of its kind’ international conference.

Lectures and workshops by leading academic researchers, clinicians and practitioners from UK, Europe and internationally and parent and child representatives, to share the most up to date research and clinical practice and to bridge research and practice and support skill learning.


To include Prof.Jugnoo Rahi, Prof. Lauren Lieberman (USA), Prof. Mathijs Vervloed (Netherlands), Prof Graeme Douglas, Dr Naomi Dale, Dr Alison Salt, Dr Karl Wall, Dr Clare Jackson, Dr Jane Waite, Dr John Harris.


  • Needs, outcomes and quality of life
  • Early childhood intervention: vulnerability and prevention
  • Identifying and managing psychological and mental health needs
  • Emotion, behavior and self regulation difficulties
  • Social support and psychosocial adjustment
  • Social communication risk and autism
  • Participation, habilitation, sport and wellbeing

Who should attend:

  • all researchers
  • clinical and educational practitioners
  • commissioners working with children and young people with visual impairment


Early bird (until 31/03/2018): £100 Student, £200 All other delegates

Standard: £150 Student, £250 All other delegates


£35 Conference Dinner (this is in addition to the conference fee – advance booking necessary)


The conference is sponsored by The Mary Kitzinger Trust and Royal Society for Blind Children.