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Male Mental Health: Time To Talk EDUMEET

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Brighton Hill Community School

Brighton Way

Basingstoke

RG22 4HS

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An EduMeet talking about male mental health in education and signposting where there is support ( light refreshments provided)

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For the last 3 years a Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Edumeet has been taking place in the UK . Starting in 2016 in Surrey it moved in 2018 to the Aureus school in Oxfordshire who have now passed the baton on to Brighton Hill Community School in Hampshire.

For a long time Chris Edwards , Head Teacher of Brighton Hill Community School, has been talking to Clare Roberts nee' Erasmus - Lead on Mental Health and Wellbeing - about wanting to organise a Male Mental Health event. It has been a long time coming and we are delighted that for the 2019 theme it is finally being made possible.

It's going to be an incredibly informative evening where the stigma that exists around male mental health is going to be openly talked about.

We are delighted to announce that James Hollinsley - founder of MenConnectEd - will be our host for the event with the following trail blazers in male mental health each giving a keynote with an opportunity to take part in a short discussion:

Key note 1: Mike Armiger - will be talking about Hope in a crisis - Mitigating suicidality

Key Note 2: Pran Patel - will be talking about his very personal journey as a school leader through the ups and downs, the highs and lows in addressing mental health issues with his pupils, his team and himself.

Key note 3: Ross McGill - Will be talking about 'Speaking Out.'

About James Hollinsley

James Hollinsley is the head teacher of a two form primary academy that has received both regional and national awards for mental health and wellbeing.

James has 20 years’ experience in teaching and leadership in both mainstream primary and special secondary sectors. His recent book ‘An Educator’s Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools’ (John Catt Publications) explores such issues including staff wellbeing and teacher workload.

James is the founder of MenConnectEd – an organisation exploring masculinity in education, signposting support for mental health and advocating for meaningful change.

About Mike Armiger:

Mike is a specialist in the field of safeguarding, behaviour, looked after children and young people affected by trauma and mental health issues. After working within children’s services, police teams (specifically in sexual crime) and with vast experience as a foster carer, his understanding and knowledge of how these children work is embedded within his training and daily work.

Mike's previous roles within education include; Head teacher of specialist provisions, mainstream primary/secondary teacher, residential & SEN leadership roles and many advisory roles within local authorities. Mental Health is a passion of Mike’s and as well as actively campaigning for reform, he regularly organises and speaks at events focusing on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. As part of a new agenda for early intervention in Wales, Mike is currently working on new projects directed at keeping children mentally well.

About Pran Patel

Pran Patel has 14+ years teaching experience working recently as an Assistant principal. He has a career in leadership; leading standards; behaviour management; professional development and curriculum. His NPQSL project was about leading whole-school coaching as a mental health and BAME/Gender equity advocate. Recently, he also featured in a BBC documentary ‘Why teaching is making me ill’ (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-41286104/why-teaching-is-causing-stress-and-sleepless-nights …) and ‘Black teachers are leaving the profession due to racism’.

About Ross McGill:

Ross Morrison McGill, also known as @TeacherToolkit, is the ‘most followed educator on social media in the UK’. Ross has been a teacher for 25 years and is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the world. He is an award-winning blogger, author and today, has worked with over 100 schools in 8 countries. The Sunday Times listed Ross as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ and today, he remains the only classroom teacher to have featured.”

Note: we are charging for this event as we have not been able to find sponsors and we want to be able to offer delegates some nourishment after a long day

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