Key Points
  • Implementing the Green Paper Proposals for Mental Health in Schools
  • Trailblazers, Mental Health Support Teams and the Role of the Education Mental Health Practitioner
  • The Ofsted Framework and Links to Mental Health
  • Engaging Pupils to Help Shape Mental Health Interventions
  • Suicide Prevention and Management in Schools
  • Social Media and the Impact on Mental Health: What Schools Can Do
  • A Whole School Approach to Developing Holistic Wellbeing in Schools
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Michael Wigelsworth, Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Education, University of Manchester
  • Helen Ford, Integrated Care System Lead for Children's Mental Health and Maternity, Future in Mind and Better Births Programmes, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Fiona Quan, Lead, Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning
  • Anna Bateman, Founder, Halycyon Education
  • George Thomas, Educational Psychologist, Bright Futures Educational Trust
  • Elizabeth Egan-Walsh, Headteacher, Lyndhurst Primary School
  • Helen Dolphin, Assistant Headteacher, Student Support (SENCO), Stretford Grammar School
  • Robert Jackson, Director, Manchester and Salford Samaritans
  • Martine Carassik, Deputy Director for Postvention and Outreach to Schools and Colleges, Manchester and Salford Samaritans


    The Government green paper ‘Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision’ has proposed changes to the way children and young people’s mental health is managed in schools. Westminster’s Mental Health in Schools Conference will provide a vital update on the trailblazers providing mental health support teams in schools and working to improve links to, and reduce waiting times for CAMHS.

    Attend this conference to learn how schools can work together with the NHS, voluntary sector and local authorities to improve the provision, commissioning and delivery of services. Take home practical advice about implementing different models of mental health provision in schools including improved links to CAMHS, in-school support teams, pupil designed mental health provision and ‘whole school’ approaches.

    Delegates will also explore how to embed wellbeing into the curriculum and how to evidence the impact of your mental health and wellbeing initiatives to Ofsted. There will also be a focus on what schools can do to mitigate against the damaging effects of social media on young people’s mental health.

    With the growing prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people and the strong evidence linking well-being, learning and academic achievement, it is vital that mental health is no longer seen as an optional extra.

Agenda
Start

09:20 - 09:50
Registration Tea and Coffee

 

09:50 - 10:00
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Michael Wigelsworth Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Education, University of Manchester

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10:00 - 10:20
Case Study: Mental Health Support Team Trailblazers

 
  • Developing multi-disciplinary teams and service models to support the green paper proposals
  • Delivering evidence-based interventions in or close to schools and colleges for mild to moderate mental health issues
  • Helping those, with more severe needs, access the right support and improving links with CAMHS, including 4 week time pilots
  • Evidencing the impact

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Helen Ford Integrated Care System Lead for Children’s Mental Health and Maternity, Future in Mind and Better Births Programmes, NHS Glouces

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Fiona Quan Lead, Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning

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10:20 - 10:30
Questions and Discussion

 

10:30 - 10:50
Greater Manchester Mentally Healthy Schools and Colleges Programme

 
  • Aims, results and roll-out of the programme to transform mental health in schools
  • Training School Leader Mental Health Champions
  • The role of mental health practitioners delivering tailored, one to one interventions for both children and their parents
  • Effective collaboration between health, social care and the third sector

Speakers

Lisa Fathers Director of Teaching School & Partnerships, The Alliance for Learning Bright Futures Education Trust and MHFA National Trainer

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10:50 - 11:00
Questions and Discussion

 

11:00 - 11:30
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:30 - 11:50
Developing the Role of Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

 

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Alison James Greater Manchester Mental Health Psychological Therapies Training Centre

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11:50 - 12:00
Questions and Discussion

 

12:00 - 12:20
The Ofsted Framework and Links to Mental Health

 
  • Ofsted's views on the school's role in improving mental health
  • Working with Ofsted on how inspection can be used as a force for improvement in addressing mental health needs
  • Evidencing and demonstrating impact

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Anna Bateman Founder, Halcyon Education

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12:20 - 12:30
Questions and Discussion

 

12:30 - 12:50
Engaging Pupils to Help Shape Mental Health Support in Schools

 
  • Engaging pupils in the mental health debate
  • Applying insight to inform school's mental health provision

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George Thomas Educational Psychologist, Bright Futures Educational Trust

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12:50 - 13:00
Questions and Discussion

 

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:30
Panel Discussion: School's Responses to Improving Mental Health

 
  • Key priorities for schools
  • Overcoming challenges and barriers to improving mental health in schools
  • Examples of successful mental health provision

Speakers

Helen Dolphin Assistant Headteacher, Student Support (SENCO), Stretford Grammar School

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Elizabeth Egan-Walsh Headteacher, Lyndhurst Primary School

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Julie Suffield Assistant Headteacher, Palmerston School

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14:30 - 14:50
Social Media and the Impact on Mental Health: What Schools Can Do

 
  • Understanding how pupils use social media and the impact on their mental health
  • Appropriate filters and monitoring systems to limit exposure to risks
  • Encouraging pupils to engage safely and responsibly with social media
  • Working jointly with parents to support pupils' digital safety

Speakers

Sonia Livingstone London School of Economics and Deputy Director, Nurture Network

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14:50 - 15:00
Questions and Discussion

 

15:00 - 15:20
Suicide Prevention and Management in Schools

 
  • Developing a suicide prevention toolkit
  • Having a planned response to minimise the effect of a suicide on the school community
  • Remembering the young person: Memorials and important events
  • Responding to the media
  • Understanding and preventing suicide contagion

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Martine Carassik Deputy Director for Postvention and Outreach to Schools and Colleges, Manchester and Salford Samaritans

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Robert Jackson Director, Manchester and Salford Samaritans

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15:20 - 15:30
Questions and Discussion

 

15:30 - 15:30
Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

 

End

Speakers

Anna Bateman Founder, Halcyon Education

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Martine Carassik Deputy Director for Postvention and Outreach to Schools and Colleges, Manchester and Salford Samaritans

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Helen Dolphin Assistant Headteacher, Student Support (SENCO), Stretford Grammar School

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Elizabeth Egan-Walsh Headteacher, Lyndhurst Primary School

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Lisa Fathers Director of Teaching School & Partnerships, The Alliance for Learning Bright Futures Education Trust and MHFA National Trainer

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Helen Ford Integrated Care System Lead for Children’s Mental Health and Maternity, Future in Mind and Better Births Programmes, NHS Glouces

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Robert Jackson Director, Manchester and Salford Samaritans

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Alison James Greater Manchester Mental Health Psychological Therapies Training Centre

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Sonia Livingstone London School of Economics and Deputy Director, Nurture Network

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Fiona Quan Lead, Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning

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Julie Suffield Assistant Headteacher, Palmerston School

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George Thomas Educational Psychologist, Bright Futures Educational Trust

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Michael Wigelsworth Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Education, University of Manchester

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Venue details

Central Manchester


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