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London - 14 November 2018
Manchester - 22 November 2018


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09:00 - 09:40

Morning mindfulness session with Teen Yoga (09:05 - 09:35)

09:55 - 10:25

Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: understand the latest recommendations from the green paper and the role of the new designated mental health lead in schools

Samantha Garner, Education Consultant 

10:25 - 10:55

Engage and communicate effectively with parents and families about their child’s mental health

  • Know how to open a dialogue with all parents about mental health to increase awareness.
  • Learn how to have difficult conversations with parents.
  • Equip parents with the skills to provide appropriate support at home.

Claire Eastham, Author and Mental Health Blogger, We’re All Mad Here


Understand the impact of evolving technology on mental health and how best to address the challenges of the digital world

Georg Ell, CEO, Smoothwall

11:55- 12:45

New, proven and adaptable strategies to respond to and support the growing number of pupils experiencing anxiety and depression

Sam Garner, Director, Garner Education Services Ltd.

11:55 - 12:45

Practical strategies for primary schools to ensure all staff can provide support for pupils showing signs of anxiety, depression and panic attacks

Julia Watson, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, Oxford Family Hypnotherapy

11:55 - 12:45

Fresh and engaging methods to lead mental health training for staff and ensure all staff know the steps to take to support pupils

Naomi Russell, Manager, Children and Young People, Time to Change

11:55 - 12:45

Practical ways to manage the increasing workload of supporting mental health needs in school and create a healthy work-life balance

Shirley Billson, Founder, The Mental Wealth Factory 

11:55 - 12:45

How to appropriately support children whose parents struggle with mental health issues

Sarah Berman, Trainer, YoungMinds  


12:45 - 13:35

Spotlight: Provision mapping for superhero SENCOs, Edukey

13:35 - 14:05

How to create a person-centred approach to supporting mental health needs: ensure all staff are being proactive, understand the importance of listening and can provide effective support

Caroline Hounsell, Director of Partnerships, Product Development and Training, MHFA England

14:20 - 15:10

Learn new techniques to share with pupils to manage stress and create a culture where they pursue a positive mindset

Plus, read our six ways to reduce pupil stress


Shirley Billson, Founder, Mental Wealth Factory

14:20 - 15:10

How to identify pupils whose behaviour suggests they may have unmet mental health needs and ensure all staff can provide the extra support

Find out how one school took steps to recognise the needs behind poor behaviour

Liz Bates, Education Advisor, Emotional Health and Wellbeing Lead, School Support Service

14:20 - 15:10

Understand the impact of social media on pupils mental health, the pressure it creates on pupils and how to manage cyberbullying

Take away our guide to the effects of online disinhibition and how to discuss it with pupils

Sarah Berman, Trainer, YoungMinds

14:20 - 15:10

Learn to confidently discuss how the body is portrayed in the media and challenge pupils misconceptions of the ‘perfect’ body to promote a healthy approach to body image

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

Martin Staniforth, Dove Self-Esteem Project Catalyst

14:20 - 15:10

Understand what works in peer support for children and young people’s mental wellbeing and how to build it within your school   

Sharon Goldstone B.Ed., Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Early Help Officer, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Chingford Foundation School

15:30 - 16:20

Building Suicide Safer Schools and Colleges: a whole school approach for working with staff and students on suicide

Aarti Kuman, Regional Manager for London, Papyrus

15:30 - 16:20

Learn how to build resilience and confidence and equip pupils with the ability to bounce back

Anna Bateman, Education Consultant and Trainer

15:30 - 16:20

How to run mental health awareness training for pupils, staff and parents to reduce the stigma and highlight the importance of positive mental health

Rebecca Baxter, Head of Middle School, St Albans School

15:30- 16:20

Know how to provide meaningful support to bereaved pupils and manage the possible long-term impact

Plus, share our guide to supporting bereaved pupils with your staff

Liz Bates, Services for Education 

15:30 - 16:20

How to reduce staff stress and gain proven methods to manage challenges and promote staff wellbeing

Julia Watson, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, Oxford Family Hypnotherapy