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London - 19 November 2019

09:50 - 10:30

Language and mental health: understand the inherent limitations of language for emotional communication and how teachers can use language more effectively to create school environments conducive to emotional wellbeing.

 Natasha Devon MBE, Speaker and Campaigner

10:30 - 11:00

Supporting mental health in school case studies:

Hear from three schools who share their top tips and innovative approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

Kerry Hill, Headteacher, Eyres Monsell Primary School

Rachel Egbulonu, Deputy Headteacher, Central Park Primary School

11:00 - 11:20

PE, Sport and activity – from part of the problem to part of the solution:

Changing the culture of PE, Sport and activity to develop the essential behaviours, physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills that EVERY child needs.

Ronnie Heath, Managing Director, Create Development 

11:20 - 11:30

1A: Staff Wellbeing

Create a school culture that removes the stigma from staff mental health and gain new methods to help promote positive staff wellbeing.

Liz Bates, Education Consultant

1B: Community

Know to how to create a whole community approach to mental health and work together between the school, parents, wider community and students to support positive mental health.

Caroline Hounsell, Ambassador and National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

 1C: Suicide Prevention

Gain the skills and confidence to talk to young people about suicide, understanding the language to use and the appropriate support you can provide.

Alice Newton-Leeming, Founder of ‘Mental Health Learning

Gain access to our guide on helpful things to say to young people who have been affected by suicide.

 1D: Early Help

Gain proven methods to provide early help to students who do not meet the thresholds and help combat the lack of external support.

Kate O'Connor, Headteacher, Lessness Heath Primary School

Kelly Hannaghan, Wellbeing Lead, Lessness Heath Primary School

1E: Resilience 

Develop students' resilience, enabling them to 'bounce back' from difficult experiences and cope with challenges.

Samantha Garner, Education Consultant


12:40 - 13:30

Networking lunch and exhibition.

13:30 - 14:00

Working with parents with mental health problems:

  • Ensure all staff understand the impact mental health has on parents and equip staff with the skill to work with them
  • Gain strategies to support a child living with parents with mental health problems
  • Learn new ways to engage and involve the parents in school life

Dr Rina Bajaj, School Engagement Trainer, Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families

14:00 - 14:10
14:10 - 15:00

2A: Exam Stress

How to support students with exam time stress, helping them to develop healthy coping mechanisms and manage exam realted anxiety.

Samantha Garner, Education Consultant

 2B: Online

Learn to talk to students about social media, how it doesn't reflect reality and gain new methods to highlight the impact of online bullying.

Matthew Crawford, CEO, Embark Federation

 2C: Body Image

Learn how to confidently discuss body image and the unrealistic expectations from social media, providing meaningful support and helping to build self-esteem.

Plus, read our article on promoting positive language and thinking.

Includes a USB with body confidence resources from the Dove Self-Esteem Project

Martin Staniforth, Dove Self-Esteem Project Catalyst

 2D: Trauma

Understand the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on a child's wellbeing and know how to provide the targeted support needed.

Nicola S Morgan, Education Consultant, NSM Training and Consultancy

 2E: Early Years Wellbeing

Learn how to promote positive health and wellbeing in your early years setting and provide each child with practical tools to manage their emotions.

Therese Hoyle, Education Consultant, Coach and Trainer

15:20 - 16:10

3A: Staff Training

How to provide effective continuous staff training on mental health and ensure all staff are up-to-date with the latest concerns and challenges.

Alice Sotirchos, Wellbeing Worker, Compass BUZZ 

Emma Tymon, Project Manager, Compass

 3B: Anxiety

Fresh innovative methods to build in-school support for students suffering with anxiety and develop strategies to help students manage it.

Liz Bates, Education Consultant

3C: Behaviour

Lead training to ensure all staff can recognise when a pupil's behaviour suggests they may have unmet mental health needs, ensuring that appropriate support can be provided. 

Liz Bates, Education Consultant

 3D: Self-Harm

Understand how to get to the root of self-harm and ensure all staff are equipped to provide an informed and appropriate initial response.

Alice Newton-Leeming, Founder of ‘Mental Health Learning

Read our article on 6 key things to consider on self-harm

 3E: Mental Health Lead Workload

Gain strategies to help manage the mental health lead workload to ensure they look after their own wellbeing.

Therese Hoyle, Education Consultant, Coach and Trainer