Red Barnet's 75th Anniversary Conference: How Do We Secure Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing?
For 75 years, Save the Children Denmark (Red Barnet) has helped children affected by war and conflict—all over the world, every day, every hour. When these tragedies rage, families may be forced to flee their homes, and children are left more vulnerable than before. Among these vulnerabilities are threats to a child’s mental health and wellbeing.
Today there are more children and families displaced by war and conflict than after World War II, and simultaneously, the corona pandemic has further increased the risk of psychological distress in children and created poorer child welfare globally. The need for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for children has never been greater.
If children are not given the right help, serious consequences can develop that reach far into adulthood. It can harm their education, their families and the communities that would benefit from their positive contributions.
That is why Red Barnet’s 75th Anniversary Conference will focus on mental health and wellbeing for these children and families who are most at risk. Over the years, we have built strong professional expertise in this field. But we need everyone from government to civil society to get involved with us. We need dedicated funds for evidence-based and innovative programs and services that prioritize mental health and wellbeing.
Protecting children and their caregivers’ mental wellbeing during crises is among the biggest challenges of our time, but we must see this as an opportunity. If we work together, we can use this moment to make lasting change for children and build back a better future.
We hope you will join us.
Please read our Statement regarding COVID-19
Agenda for the day
Networking and Coffee
Conference Plenary - Convening with Government, Civil Society Leaders and Community Members
Special speakers include:
- Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen, Secretary General, Save the Children Denmark
- Joseph Vos, Concentration Camp Survivor: On first Red Barnet transport to Denmark after WWII (1945)
Group Sessions: MHPSS—Where have we been? Where are we now? Building a better future together
- Leading Experts in MHPSS
Gathering to Announce Commitments
Let’s Have Cake - Celebrating Red Barnet’s 75th Anniversary
The Conference will be in Danish and in English. Danish/English translation will be available.
More details to follow.