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Leeds Beckett University



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Why attend?

  • Hear what the fast moving national policy agenda means for schools

  • Discover the latest research about school mental health and resilience in staff and students

  • Implement new approaches to mental health that lead to improved attendance, behaviour and attainment

  • Discover leading practice on mental health from schools and CAMHS within Yorkshire

  • The opportunity for an individual surgery with a mental health expert to discuss the issues most pressing to your context

  • Hear from schools, CAMHS and LA commissioners how they have worked in partnership to deliver new solutions for mental health in schools

  • Learn from practical examples of student led peer support programmes

  • Learn from the innovative projects and programmes the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools are developing and discover effective CPD around school mental health

Who should attend?

  • Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers

  • Teachers with lead roles for school wellbeing or resilience

  • School Governors

  • School Improvement Teams

  • SEND Professionals

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

  • School Counsellors

  • Education Welfare Officers

  • Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs)

  • Pastoral Leaders

  • School Inclusion Managers

  • Educational Psychologists

  • Psychotherapists

Speakers include:

Mick Atkinson, Vice Chair, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition

David Weston, CEO, Teacher Development Trust

Andrew Clarke, Quality Improvement Manager, NHS England

Prof Damien Page, Dean of School of Education, Leeds Beckett University

Ellie Cooper, Mentoring Project Manager, The Diana Award

Sally Savage, Chief Commissioning Officer, Lincolnshire County Council

Steve Rippin, Assistant Headteacher, Tapton School, Sheffield

Dr. Zoe Brownlie, Clinical Psychologist, CAMHS School Link Lead, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Abbigale Terry, Acting Assistant Principal in charge of Well-being and Ethos

Ruth Moody, Pupil Premium Coordinator, All Saints RC School, York

Emma Naisbett, Mindfulness in Schools Project

Asha Iqbal, Generation Reform

Simon Benn, Jack Cherry Social Enterprise

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, exists to strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK's education system, thereby improving outcomes and life chances. We are thrilled to be bringing together leaders from education and mental health at a landmark regional conference. The first annual Mental Health for Schools Conference will inspire, empower and equip delegates to strengthen the mental health of the next generation.

The Prime Minister has called the lack of Mental Health support a social injustice. This conference makes sense of what the fast moving national policies mean for schools. You will learn the practical methods proven to build student resilience. Discover the latest thinking on school mental health and leave able to apply new approaches in your school. With a focus on student outcomes, you will leave with deeper knowledge of the workforce and relationships needed for sustained improvement.

This unique regional conference will combine regional strengths, passions and innovations with national expertise and the latest research. The format ensures that you will connect with a wide range of colleagues and leave with fresh insight.

An innovative part of this event, you have the opportunity for an individual surgery with a qualified child mental health expert, so that your most pressing issues can be discussed directly.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email SchoolMH@leedsbeckett.ac.uk with any questions

I cannot pay by debit or credit card, what can I do?

Please email SchoolMH@leedsbeckett.ac.uk with:

  • The full name, job title and name of organisation, for each delegate attending.
  • The name, postal address and email addreess for us to send the invoice to.
  • Any special dietary requirements and/or mobility requirements of any of the delegates attending.

All invoices must be settled in full prior to attending the conference.

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