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Mental Health & Wellbeing National Conference, 2019 – Cardiff

Date: 08 November 2019
Registration: 8:30 am - 9:25 am
Conference: 9:25 am - 4:00 pm
Location: cardiff

Description

Our annual Mental Health & Wellbeing National Conference will be looking at implement a whole school strategy to promote mental health and wellbeing. We will guide you to understand the role of the School Mental Health Lead and how to work effectively with agencies to support pupils. Our speakers will show how to guide you to introduce mental health as part of your curriculum. They will implement practical and workable strategies to help tackle self-harm, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem plus other areas of concern. They will present how to identify and refer pupils with mental health concerns and understand how to use therapeutic play techniques to support pupils with emotional difficulties.  Our key speakers will also implement effective strategies to promote staff wellbeing.

Is your school:

  • Prioritising mental health?
  • Implementing early intervention strategies to identify mental health problems?
  • Offering pupils effective and necessary therapeutic support?
  • Working towards the Government Green Paper: ‘Transforming Children & Young People’s Mental Health Provision’?

Key Speakers include:

Dr Pooky Knightsmith – Child Mental Health Professional

Samantha Garner – Education Consultant

Nicola S Morgan – Education Consultant

Martin Staniforth – Dove Self-Esteem Project Catalyst

 

London Price Information:

Early Bird (book by 12th July 2019) Price per Delegate: £230 + VAT

Standard Rate Price per delegate: £265 + VAT

Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of conference notes and CPD Certificate.

Download our flyer here for full information

Objectives

Key reasons to attend:

  • Implement a whole school strategy to promote mental health and wellbeing.
  • Understand the role of the School Mental Health Lead and how to work effectively with agencies to support pupils;
  • Introduce mental health as part of your curriculum;
  • Implement practical and workable strategies to help tackle self-harm, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem plus other areas of concern;
  • Know how to identify and refer pupils with mental health concerns;
  • Understand how to use therapeutic play techniques to support pupils with emotional difficulties;
  • Implement effective strategies to promote staff wellbeing;
  • Obtain a resource book containing speaker presentations and additional toolkits.

Course Leader

Nicola S Morgan

Venue

TBC
United Kingdom
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Target Audience

Headteachers
Deputy & Assistant Headteachers
Education Welfare Officers
Heads of Year
SENCos
Inclusion Managers
Pastoral Leaders
Family Engagement Officers
Local Authorities

Testimonials

"Deeply insightful into a range of issues. The chance to go into extreme detail in conversation with other educators which helped me produce a new perspective and appreciation for my students’ developmental life."
"Engaging with brilliant practical ideas - a really great opportunity to talk to each other about mental health"
“Clear way forward for us as a school. Very school specific targets and help for individual children.”
"A superb conference - loved the fact that the pace of the day was fast moving – no wasted time."
"A positive experience learning loads of idea for removing the stigma of mental ill health and supporting our young people"
"Excellent both as a refresher and new learning. I will defiantly use a great deal of strategies discussed in my school."
“Very knowledgeable, I knew mental health was a concern but seeing the figures really brought it home - so many young people are affected by mental health."
“Extremely informative! Enabled us to hit the ground running with a new set of strategies!”
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Testimonials

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Absolutely brilliant. Good pace, snappy, relevant, great advice, ideas and content. Thank you.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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