Key Points
  • Implementing the Green Paper proposals including; wellbeing assessments for pupils, embedding mental health in the curriculum, improving links with mental health services and progress from the mental health support team trailblazers
  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Implementing a whole-school mental health strategy
  • Hear directly from young people about their experience of mental health provision
  • Improving staff wellbeing


Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Chair: Dean Johnstone, CEO, Minds Ahead
  • Dr Gavin Lockhart, Principal Clinical Psychologist: Training Specialist Course Leader PG Cert in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions for Children and Young People, University of Sussex
  • Dr Emily Stapley, Research Fellow, Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU), University College London (UCL) and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  • Dr Rina Bajaj, School Engagement Trainer, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  • Michele Guimarin, Joint Commissioner for Vulnerable Children, Haringey Council and Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Charlotte Gatherer, Founder , The AcSEED Initiative
  • Nick Gatherer, Chief Executive, The AcSEED Initiative
  • Ryan Armes, Mental Health & Education Manager, YMCA Trinity Group
  • Graham Oatridge, Business Development Manager, YMCA England and Wales
  • Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive, PSHE Association
  • Susie O’Neill, Head of Children's Joint Commissioning, London Borough of Hounslow and Hounslow CCG
  • Dr. Helen O’Connor, Clinical Psychologist , St Swithun’s School
  • Graham Yates, Deputy Head (Pastoral), St Swithun’s School
  • Karen Harvey, Service Development Manager (Education), Samaritans


As part of the Mental Health Green Paper Proposal, mental health support trailblazers are being set up around the country. As the scheme is set to be expanded to up to a quarter of the country by 2024, it is crucial for schools to embrace mental health wellbeing as a matter of priority for their students and staff.

Attend Westminster Insight’s conference to gain insight into the early developments from the mental health support trailblazers. You will learn about how the trailblazers are delivering interventions for mild to moderate mental health issues and helping those with more severe needs access the right support.

Not only that, but you will get practical models that can implemented to improve the mental health of young people in your care. These models will include:

  • Early intervention and prevention: addressing mental health issues as soon as they appear;
  • Improved referral pathways for more severe cases and
  • Whole school approaches: Promoting a school culture of positive mental health

Attend this conference to hear actionable and effective insights into protecting the mental health wellbeing of children in your school, from leading experts across education, health, local authorities and the voluntary sector.


Agenda
Start

09:20 - 09:50
Registration Tea and Coffee

 

09:50 - 10:20
Chair’s Extended Opening Remarks

 
  • Setting the context for the day
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health Green Paper: Progress on implementation 

Speakers

Dean Johnstone CEO, Minds Ahead

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10:20 - 11:00
Panel Discussion: Early Developments from the Mental Health Support Team Trailblazers

 
  • Developing multi-disciplinary teams and service models to support the green paper proposals
  • Delivering evidence-based interventions in or close to schools and colleges for mild to moderate mental health issues
  • Helping those with more severe needs access the right support and improving links with CAMHS
  • Building on and increasing support already in place, not replacing it

Speakers

Michele Guimarin Joint Commissioner for Vulnerable Children, Haringey Council and Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group

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Susie O'Neill Head of Children's Joint Commissioning, London Borough of Hounslow and Hounslow CCG

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Dr Gavin Lockhart Principal Clinical Psychologist, University of Sussex

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11:00 - 11:20
The Role of the Third Sector in Improving Mental Health in Schools

 
  • The value the third sector can bring in addressing gaps in provision
  • Improving collaboration between schools, health services and the third sector
  • Examples of successful projects

Speakers

Ryan Armes Mental Health & Education Manager, YMCA Trinity Group

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Graham Oatridge Business Development Manager, YMCA England and Wales

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11:20 - 11:30
Questions and Discussion

 

11:30 - 11:50
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:50 - 12:10
Early Intervention and Prevention in Schools

 
  • HeadStart pilot partnerships to build young people’s emotional resilience
  • Targeting 10 to 16-year olds to improve mental wellbeing and prevent serious mental health issues before they develop
  • The range of interventions being trialled in schools and the community 
  • Lessons learnt so far

Speakers

Dr Emily Stapley University College London (UCL) and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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12:10 - 12:30
Supporting Staff Wellbeing

 
  • The importance of staff wellbeing 
  • Identifying ten steps towards school staff wellbeing 
  • Successful interventions and case studies of best practice

Speakers

Dr Rina Bajaj School Engagement Trainer, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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12:30 - 12:50
Embedding a Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing

 
  • Capturing the voices of young people to develop a wellbeing framework 
  • Observed trends in how schools and colleges are delivering a whole school approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health support

Speakers

Elizabeth Baines Executive Headteacher, Trinity School and College

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Charlotte Gatherer Founder, The AcSEED Initiative

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Nick Gatherer Chief Executive, The AcSEED Initiative

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12:50 - 13:00
Questions and Discussion

 

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:15
Young People’s Perspectives

 
Hear from students about overcoming challenges at school and what support helped them

Speakers

Alex Byles

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Daisy Hay

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Callum Taddei

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14:15 - 14:20
Questions and Discussion

 

14:20 - 14:40
Teaching Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing: Update

 
  • Understanding the new content requirements from the DfE and timelines for implementation
  • Ensuring best practice for curriculum delivery
  • Key action points to consider when preparing to teach mental and emotional health and wellbeing

Speakers

Jenny Barksfield Deputy Chief Executive, PSHE Association

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14:40 - 15:00
Case Study: Embedding Wellbeing into the Curriculum

 
  • The Geelong Grammar School Positive Education model
  • Teaching wellbeing for both students and staff

Speakers

Dr. Helen O'Connor Clinical Psychologist, St Swithun’s School

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Graham Yates Deputy Head (Pastoral), St Swithun’s School

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15:00 - 15:10
Questions and Discussion

 

15:10 - 15:30
How to Build a Suicide Safer School

 
  • Raising awareness of the issue of suicide in young people
  • Breaking down myths around suicide
  • Providing you with the resources and knowledge to start your journey in becoming suicide safer

Speakers

Aarti Kumari Regional Development Officer for London, PAPYRUS

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15:30 - 15:40
Questions and Discussion

 

15:40 - 15:40
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

 

Speakers

Dean Johnstone CEO, Minds Ahead

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End

Speakers

Ryan Armes Mental Health & Education Manager, YMCA Trinity Group

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Elizabeth Baines Executive Headteacher, Trinity School and College

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Dr Rina Bajaj School Engagement Trainer, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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Jenny Barksfield Deputy Chief Executive, PSHE Association

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Charlotte Gatherer Founder, The AcSEED Initiative

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Nick Gatherer Chief Executive, The AcSEED Initiative

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Michele Guimarin Joint Commissioner for Vulnerable Children, Haringey Council and Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dean Johnstone CEO, Minds Ahead

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Aarti Kumari Regional Development Officer for London, PAPYRUS

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Dr Gavin Lockhart Principal Clinical Psychologist, University of Sussex

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Dr. Helen O'Connor Clinical Psychologist, St Swithun’s School

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Susie O'Neill Head of Children's Joint Commissioning, London Borough of Hounslow and Hounslow CCG

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Graham Oatridge Business Development Manager, YMCA England and Wales

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Dr Emily Stapley University College London (UCL) and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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Graham Yates Deputy Head (Pastoral), St Swithun’s School

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Alex Byles

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Callum Taddei

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Daisy Hay

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Venue details

Crowne Plaza London - The City 19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB

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Crowne Plaza London - The City

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