London | 10 November 2022
#oeWellbeing

#oeWellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools returns to London so you can learn, in-person, from mental health experts and leading practitioners with vital experience. Bolster your wellbeing provision to ensure that you have a culture that cares.

Registration and refreshments (08:45 – 09:15)

Welcome from Optimus Education (09:15)

Chair's Welcome (09:20)

We are delighted to announce that the day will be chaired by Bukky Yusuf, Senior Leader, Educational Consultant

Engaging parents and carers (09:25 - 09:50)

Create strong wellbeing teams with a provision that doesn’t end when school finishes and invites families to participate.

Bukky Yusuf, Senior Leader, Educational Consultant

Recognise and reduce anxiety (09:50 - 10:15)

Understand how to spot anxious students and support them with appropriate responses to lessen their anxiety.


Liz Bates, Author and Independent Advisor for Mental Health, Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition (10:45 – 11:25)

 

Workshop Choices 1 (11:25 – 12:10)

Mental health lead

Add new techniques to your toolkit to deepen your impact as a mental health lead.

Jenefer Walker, Assistant Principal, Blessed William Howard Catholic High School

Healthy student relationships

Help your students refine their communication and develop interpersonal skills with tested techniques.

Wellbeing curriculum

Work to change cultures and mindsets and evidence your impact.

Mark Frazer, Teaching and Learning Lead, Cambridge CEM

Lunch, networking and exhibition (12:10 – 13:00)

 

Panel: staff wellbeing (13:00 – 13:35)


Take away strategies from wellbeing practitioners and experts to improve the wellbeing of you and your colleagues.

Jenefer Walker, Assistant Principal, Blessed William Howard Catholic High School
Jo Brassington, Educator and Author
Nicola Harvey, Author, Wellbeing & Education Consultant

 

Workshop Choices 2 (13:40 – 14:25)

Resilient learners

Benefit from methods that enhance your students’ ability to respond to adversity and  improve their emotional health and wellbeing.

Nicola Harvey, Author, Wellbeing & Education Consultant

Emotionally honest spaces

A session exploring why schools need to be emotionally honest spaces, and practical ways to establish them.

Jo Brassington, Educator and Author
Tom Brassington, Author and Curriculum Lead, St Modwen's Catholic Primary School

SEND wellbeing

Gain positive resources to embed across your school and ensure suitable provision is provided to all students.

Victoria Nunn, SENDCo, Senior Leader, DSL and Mental Health Lead

Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition (14:25 – 14:45)

Workshop Choices 3 (14:45 – 15:30)

Self-harm

Better support at-risk students and gain confidence to recognise and respond to visible and hidden signs of their struggle.

Shaun Young, Trainer, Harmless

Empower staff

Ensure as a leader that staff are equipped and enabled to play their part in a whole-school culture of wellbeing.

Liz Bates, Author and Independent Advisor for Mental Health, Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Build Body Confidence, Self-Esteem & Resilience

Negative body image correlates with low concentration, participation and attendance. Ensure your students feel more confident to participate in academic and social activities.

Martin Staniforth, Dove Self-Esteem Project Catalyst 

 

A culture of wellbeing (15:35 – 16:00)

Benefit from a culture that cares about staff and students with important lessons learned from personal experience.

Bukky Yusuf, Senior Leader, Educational Consultant