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London - 14 November 2018
Manchester - 22 November 2018

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Speakers

Anna has over 24 years’ experience in education as a teacher, national and international trainer, consultant and head of service for a transformative emotional literacy curriculum. Most of her working week is spent actively working in primary and secondary schools. Anna has been on two interim executive boards, is an associate lecturer, an Optimus Education Wellbeing Award for Schools advisor and an academic resilience facilitator for Young Minds. 

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Having joined the teaching profession in 2008 after a brief spell working in the film industry, Rebecca has a firm belief in the need for a holistic approach to pastoral care and the importance of supporting wellbeing in order to enable young people to achieve in all aspects of their lives. Rebecca has recently been working on campaigns related to screen time and mental health, as well as research into the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for pupils.

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Sarah Berman Gleave is part of the Training and Consultancy team at YoungMinds with over 25 years primary school teaching experience.  Sarah has delivered bespoke training on a range of issues concerning mental health, including the impact of technology on young people’s mental health and resilience. She has also been a volunteer on the YoungMinds Parents Helpline, talking to parents/carers who are concerned about their child’s emotional wellbeing.

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Claire Eastham is a mental health blogger and bestselling author of the book 'We're All Mad Here.'  Drawing on her own experiences to talk about social anxiety and panic attacks, Claire is known for her relatable and honest approach, bridging the gap between health professionals, doctors and those who live with mental illness.

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Wendy Gleave is part of the Training and Consultancy team at YoungMinds and has experience in both the primary and secondary sector.  Wendy has developed and delivered bespoke training on a range of issues concerning mental health including digital resilience and trauma and has undertaken the Facilitating Academic Resilience Approach course accredited by the University of Brighton.

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Last year Sharon shared her plans with us to counteract Mental Health Services being scaled back by up-skilling Students and Support Staff.  This year, she shares how this became a reality through setting up ‘The Listening Club’ at school, with hints and tips for others to do the same.

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Caroline was one of the first MHFA England instructors to be trained and joined the national MHFA England training team in 2007. In 2015, she was appointed into a new role as MHFA England’s director of partnerships and business. Caroline runs MHFA instructor refresher workshops, is a regular speaker at conferences and is an all-round advocate of MHFA.

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Naomi has worked for the Time to Change Children and Young People’s team since 2013, aiming to improve the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of young people and families around mental health. Naomi convenes a mental health network of senior leaders from 15 Bristol secondary schools and is also a trained person-centred psychotherapist working with women affected by domestic violence.

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Judith is a teacher, designated safeguarding lead and a trainer based in Northants. She works with partner agencies on a range of projects, and is currently working with Northamptonshire Rape Crisis on development of sexual violence prevention sessions for schools.

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Martin is the co-founder of Laughing Phoenix, a consultancy that helps organisations with their ‘purposeful positioning’.  As such, he has facilitated the global Dove Self-Esteem Project since 2003, creating a range of body image resources for teachers, youth leaders, parents and young people.  He also co-leads Creative Beings CIC, a social enterprise using artistic processes for wellbeing.

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Julia Watson is a solution-focused hypnotherapist, wellbeing consultant and Optimus Education Wellbeing Award for Schools advisor. Her work is based in modern neuroscience, bringing a brain-based, solution-focused approach to staff wellbeing. Julia also runs her own retreat company, bringing stress-busting retreats to organisations and businesses.

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Michell and Carol have worked in mental health for 35 years. They shae a vision and passion to improve mental health outcomes for all children and young people using a proactive skills approach.  In 2010, they developed The Decider Skills, which are currenlty being implemented in all Guernsey schools.