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Manchester - 12 November 2019
London-  19 November 2019


Manchester - 12 November 2019

09:55 - 10:35

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.

Samantha Garner, Education Consultant


10:35 - 11:10

Supporting mental health in school case studies: hear from three schools who share their top tips and innovative approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

Matthew Crawford, CEO, Embark Federation

Michelle Lucas-Halliwell, DSL and Mental Health Lead, Rendcomb College

Rachel Egbulonu, Deputy Headteacher, Central Park Primary School

11:10 - 11:20
11:50 - 12:40

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.

Kerry Hill, Headteacher, Eyres Monsell Primary School

 1B: Community

Know 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

 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

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 the strategies to support a child living with parents with mental health problems
  • learn new ways to engage and involve the parents in school life

Julia Walsh, School Engagement Trainer, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families



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

2A: Exam Stress

How to support students with exam 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.

Martin Staniforth, Dove Self-Esteem Project Catalyst

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

 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 Conlutancy

 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 and 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 have unmet mental health needs, ensuring that appropriate support can be provided.

Nicola Morgan, Education Consultant, NSM Training and Consultancy

 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

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