Mental Health in Schools Conference, 16 October 2018

Tuesday 16 October 2018, Central London

The Government Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health provision proposed changes to the way children and young people’s mental health is managed in schools.

Led by Dean Johnstone, CEO at Minds Ahead, we will examine how schools can collaborate with the NHS, voluntary sector and local authorities to improve the provision, commission and delivery of services. You will receive practical advice about implementing different models of mental health provision in schools including mental health and school link services, peer-to-peer support, in-school counselling and ‘whole-school’ approaches. Learn how to overcome stigma by teaching pupils, staff and parents about mental health awareness.

Expert speakers include:

  • Caroline Hounsell: Director of Partnerships, Product Development and Training, MHFA England
  • Jenny Barksfield: Deputy Chief Executive, PSHE Association
  • Anita Cleare MA AdvDip (Child Development): Founder, The Positive Parenting Project
  • Dr Richard Graham: Consultant Psychiatrist, Technology Addiction, Nightingale Hospital and Executive Board Member, UKCCIS
  • Dean Johnstone: CEO, Minds Ahead
  • Sophie McElroy: Partnership Manager and CAMHS Alliance Project Manager, Hackney Learning Trust
  • Gemma Niebieszczanski: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Project Manager, Anna Freud Centre
  • Gail Petty: Advocacy Lead, National Development Team for Inclusion
  • Sharon Goldstone B.Ed.: Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Early Help Mental Health & Wellbeing Officer, Chingford Foundation School
  • Francis Murphy: Headteacher, Pegasus Primary School
  • Bea Stevenson: Head of Emotional Health at School, Family Links

Key topics to be covered at the event include:

  • Learn about the latest policy developments and funding to push forward mental health support in schools
  • Take away practical advice on implementing a whole-school mental health strategy
  • Ensure staff are fully trained to recognise early warning signs and are comfortable talking about mental health
  • Hear from successful pilots between schools and CAMHS to create robust multi-agency partnerships providing appropriate support
  • Gain PSHE lesson plans and guidance to raise awareness with pupils to remove the stigma associated with mental health problems
  • Explore how to engage with parents to discuss their children’s mental health
  • Listen to a young person’s opinion about what works in schools to help promote emotional health and prevent mental illness
  • Understand the negative effects of social media on mental health and understand the role the school can play in alleviating the impact

Conference Details:

Find out more and book your place

Offer: 20% off the standard delegate rate, however if you book two places or more on any event, this can increase to 30%. In the “promotional code” section of the booking form, use the code MHSCZO-615296 to receive 20%, and the code MHSCEO-615296 for 30%.

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