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(Don’t) Talk About it! Practical Ways to Support Mental Health & Wellbeing Within School – Birmingham

Date: 24 May 2018
Registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Course: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: birmingham


Is your school:

  • Prioritizing mental health?
  • Effectively supporting vulnerable pupils?
  • Implementing early intervention strategies to identify mental health problems?
  • Offering pupils the necessary therapeutic support?
  • 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 to 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental
  • health disorder that is around three children in every class.
  • Between 1 in every 12 and 1 in 15 children and young people deliberately self
  • harm.
  • Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression.
  • 72% of children in care have behavioral or emotional problems; these are some  
  • *Statistics taken from Young Minds
  • of 
the most vulnerable people in our society.

This course is designed to provide you with a toolkit of information, resources and practical strategies to support mental heath and wellbeing as well as create an inclusive school where everyone feels safe and valued.

£225 + VAT (Early bird)
£260 + VAT (Standard rate)
Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.
Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.


  • Understand the different areas of mental health
  • Recognise warning signs and take effective preventative action
  • Follow a framework when faced with a pupil of member of staff who displays a mental health concern
  • Look at ways to create an inclusive school which supports pupils and staff with mental health issues
  • Optimise pupil and staff well being by providing effective support
  • Practice ways to facilitate conversations around an individual’s mental health concern
  • Identify ways to sign post, support and guide individuals to seek appropriate help and advise
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff, parents and carers
  • Network with external agencies
  • Effective ways to work with families to promote mental health and wellbeing
  • Optimise student well being by providing effective support
  • Unpick a whole school Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy (sample policy provided for delegates)

Course Leader

Nicola S Morgan


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Target Audience

Primary, Secondary Staff


‘Excellent day which proved to be inspiring, thought provoking and very enjoyable. Thank you.’
N Griffiths, Porth Junior School
‘A truly informative and inspiring course – thank you.'
E Brown, Llandaff City CIW Primary
‘Excellent, well organised day and I will go away with some great ideas to improve learning for young people.’
S Morgan, Porthcawl Comprehensive School
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  • Spot on! I left with lots of food for thought and lots of actions. The time flew despite it being a long day. The venue was super.

    A. Footman, Stanley Grove
  • I found it to be an excellent course both in way of content delivery. Very thought provoking and of great benefit to me as a governor in the personnel and disciplinary committees. Thank you.

    S. Wilcock, St Pauls C of E, Royton
  • Absolutely brilliant. Good pace, snappy, relevant, great advice, ideas and content. Thank you.

    L. Lewis, Intake Farm Primary School
  • Excellent trainer and training. Very good delivery. I am very interested in more courses available! The training has helped me to look back at ways of becoming effective.

    J. Unsworth, William Barcroft Junior School
  • Excellent-lovely manner of presenter – human, funny, engaging. Excellent content- just what I wanted – with very supportive work book. Really want to go on and try some of the techniques and read the book.

    T. Oxton-Grant, Crosby High School
  • Absolutely fantastic. It was so relevant and so applicable. Ellen was so approachable for answering questions and opening up. Possibly life-changing! So adaptable to the needs/wishes of the group. Thank you very much.

    L. Turner, Holy Trinity C of E Junior School
  • Brilliant! Very knowledgeable trainer with lots of examples I can use in school. The whole day was packed full of great ideas and very current information from Ofsted. Lots of good practise that I can take back to school. Thank you.

    K. Randhawa, Round Oak School and Support Service
  • Excellent! The most beneficial course I’ve attended in years. Re-inspired me to put into practise some of the things I’d stopped doing.

    L. Watt, Sharnbrook Upper School
  • Excellent! Clearly presented. Excellent course materials with practical ideas and resources which may be adapted. We look forward to implementing the 6 week programme which is highly relevant to the students we work with. This has left me with skills which may be used tomorrow and a programme to develop and implement in the future. Diolch!

    N. Morgan, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr
  • Training was highly relevant. Lots of good information and advice from both the trainer and staff from other schools. Really enjoyed this training today. Catherine did a great training session.

    L. Robb, Cranhill Primary, Scotland