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Manchester - 12 November 2019
London-  19 November 2019



The speakers list for 2019 will be announced shortly. 

Caroline Hounsell - Chair

In 2006, Caroline became one of the first people trained as a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England instructor. Caroline has been instrumental in MHFA England's development, first as one of the original National Trainers, then as a valued senior staff and board member. caroline is now focussing on her role as a National Trainer and continues to be an all-round advocate of MHFA England training.

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Matthew Crawford

Matthew is a Chief Executive of Embark Federation which is a trust of seven schools across Derbyshire. One of the core beliefs at Embark Federation is Family and Matthew is very keen to protect staff workload and their wellbeing. He is very proud that Embark was selected for a National Case Study about how the trust has created a positive culture for staff which has affected the recruitment and retention of staff making them an employer of choice. 

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Natasha Devon MBE

Natasha is a writer and activist. She tours schools and colleges throughout the UK, delivering talks as well as conducting research on mental health, body image, gender and social equality. She campaigns both on and offline to make the world a fairer place. Her current projects are the Mental Health Media Charter and Where's Your Head At? Which aims to change the law to protect the mental health of British workers.

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Samantha Garner

Sam is a renowned and entertaining trainer and speaker on Mental Health and SEN. A SENCO in a large secondary school and CBT Therapist she works nationally and internationally. She is a published author and writes CBT programmes that are successfully used in schools: www.cbt4schools.co.uk.

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Kerry Hill

Headteacher of the first Primary School in the country to recieve the Princess Royal Training Award, for the impact of staff CPD in mental health. Kerry's commitment to enabling pupils and staff to thrive is underpinned by a firm belief in developing a culture of well-being. Kerry has recently worked with BBC Teach on Mental Health and is currently undertaking a Masters in Leadership of Mental Health in Schools.

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Therese Hoyle

Therese Hoyle is a highly sought after educational consultant and executive coach with 21 years' experience.Therese regularly consults and advises schools and teachers on social emotional and mental health needs of children, staff wellbeing, organisational development, coaching and leadership. Therese works globally, form New Zealand to nationally across the UK. To date she has worked with over 495 schools and organisations and with more than 15,400 individuals. She is an Optimus Wellbeing Award School Adviser and Wellbeing Trainer, a Leadership Coach with integrity coaching and on the board of trustees for Arbonne Charitable Foundation, rasing the self-esteem of teens.

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Michelle Lucas-Halliwell

Michelle has been teaching for seventeen years. The last eleven of those have been at Rendcomb College in the Cotsworlds where swhe is the DSL and Mental Health Lead for the for school. Michelle has a keen interest in trying to promote positive wellbeing and resilience in young people through techniques such as mindfulness.

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Nicola S Morgan

Nicola is an international education consultant, teacher and author with more than twenty years experience working in a variety of schools implementing behaviour change and empowering children, young people, parents and staff to reach their full potential. Nicola has developed a reputation for successfully managing the most challenging schools and students as well as motivating and inspiring staff to help implement change and ensure sustainability.

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