Yorkshire Schools' Mental Health Conference

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Leeds Beckett University



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Stronger Minds and Leeds Beckett University are thrilled to be bringing together leaders from education and mental health at a landmark regional conference. The first annual Yorkshire Schools’ Mental Health Conferences 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.

Why attend?

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

  • Discover the latest research in terms of school mental health

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

  • Learn what the evidence says are effective strategies to build resilience in students and staff

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

  • Discover the latest research on the link between physical and mental health in children and steps schools can take to foster independence

  • 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 Stronger Minds has developed in Partnership with Leeds Beckett University

  • Discover how to sustain improvement through effective staff CPD around mental health

Who should attend?

  • Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers

  • 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

Conference chaired by John Tomsett

Headteacher Huntington School, York

Author of ‘Mind Over Matter, This much I know about improving mental health in our schools’

Speakers include:

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

David Weston, CEO, Teacher Development Trust

Vicky Widdup, Team GB Paralympian and Stronger Minds Consultant

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

Dean Johnstone, CEO, Stronger Minds

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

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email info@strongerminds.org.uk with any questions

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

Please email info@strongerminds.org.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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