Key Points
  • Implementing the Green Paper proposals including Mental Health Support Teams and Improving Schools Links with CAMHS
  • The Ofsted Framework and Links to Mental Health
  • Engaging Pupils to Help Shape Mental Health Services
  • Preparing for Statutory Health Education, Relationships Education and RSE, Sept 2020
  • Social Media and the Impact on Mental Health: What Schools Can Do
  • A Whole School Approach to Developing Holistic Wellbeing in Schools
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Sarah Kinsey, Project Manager,Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Laurie Potter, Project Manager, Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Anna Bateman, Founder, Halcyon Education
  • Zia Brooks, Head of Schools and Teacher Training, IHEART Academy
  • Terry Austin, Head of School Wellbeing, Nuffield Health
  • Natasha Devon MBE, Body Image and Mental Health Campaigner
  • Dr Peter Mulholland, Senior Educational Psychologist, Durham County Council and Chair, Voice of the Pupil Working Group
  • Martin Staniforth, Dove Self-Esteem Project Catalyst
  • Jenny Barksfield, Deputy CEO & Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association
  • Claire Levens, Policy Director, Internet Matters

The Government green paper ‘Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision’ has proposed changes to the way children and young people’s mental health is managed in schools.

Westminster’s Mental Health in Schools Conference will provide a vital update on the trailblazers providing mental health support teams in schools and working to improve links to, and reduce waiting times for CAMHS.

Attend this conference to learn how schools can work together with the NHS, voluntary sector and local authorities to improve the provision, commissioning and delivery of services. Take home practical advice about implementing different models of mental health provision in schools including improved links to CAMHS, in-school support teams, pupil designed mental health provision and ‘whole–school’ approaches.

Delegates will also explore how to embed wellbeing into the curriculum, how to prepare for the statutory health education, relationships education and RSE from September 2020, and how to evidence the impact of your mental health and wellbeing initiatives to Ofsted. There will also be a focus on what schools can do to mitigate against the damaging effects of social media on young people’s mental health.

With the growing prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people and the strong evidence linking well-being, learning and academic achievement, it is vital that mental health is no longer seen as an optional extra.


Agenda
Start

09:20 - 09:50
Registration Tea and Coffee

 

09:50 - 10:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Dr Bernadka Dubicka Chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists

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10:00 - 10:20
The Mental Health Challenge in Schools

 
  • Considerations of the Green Paper’s proposals for young people’s mental health
  • Progress made in establishing new Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) to develop models of early intervention for mild to moderate mental health issues
  • Improving waiting times and links to CAMHs
  • Next steps

Speakers

Dr Bernadka Dubicka Chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists

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10:20 - 11:00
Case study: 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
  • Evidencing the impact
Questions and Discussion 10:50 - 11:00

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Sarah Kinsey Project Manager, Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Laurie Potter Project Manager, Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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11:00 - 11:30
Language and Mental Health

 
  • Understanding the inherent limitations of language for emotional communication
  • How teachers can use language more effectively to create school environments conducive to emotional wellbeing

    Questions and Discussion 11:20 - 11:30

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Natasha Devon MBE Body Image and Mental Health Campaigner

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

 

11:50 - 12:10
The Ofsted Framework and Links to Mental Health

 

  • Ofsted’s views on the school’s role in improving mental health
  • Working with Ofsted on how inspection can be used as a force for improvement in addressing mental health needs
  • Evidencing and demonstrating impact

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James Southworth

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Anna Bateman Founder, Halcyon Education

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12:10 - 12:30
Embedding Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing into the Curriculum

 
  • The core principles and educational pedagogy underpinning the curriculum 
  • Focusing on early intervention, preventative education and sustainable solutions
  • Research findings and results from the programme
  • How the curriculum aligns with key Ofsted requirements

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Zia Brooks Head of Schools and Teacher Training, IHEART Academy

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12:30 - 13:00
Engaging Pupils to Help Shape Mental Health Support

 
  • Engaging pupils in the mental health debate
  • Using small focus groups of pupils to explore their experiences of mental health 
  • Applying insight to inform school’s mental health provision

    Questions and Discussion: 12:50 - 13:00

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Dr Peter Mulholland Senior Educational Psychologist, Durham County Council and Chair, Voice of the Pupil Working Group

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13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:20
Preparing for Statutory Health Education, Relationships Education and RSE

 
  • Best practice in PSHE education as we move towards statutory status
  • Key curriculum updates for primary and secondary schools

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Jenny Barksfield Deputy CEO and Principal Subject Specialist, PSHE Association

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14:20 - 14:40
Social Media and the Impact on Mental Health: What Schools Can Do

 
  • Understanding how pupils use social media and the impact on their mental health
  • Appropriate filters and monitoring systems to limit exposure to risks
  • Encouraging pupils to engage safely and responsibly with social media
  • Working jointly with parents to support pupils’ digital safety

    Questions and Discussion: 14:35 - 14:40

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Claire Levens Policy Director, Internet Matters

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14:50 - 15:10
Body Image and Self-Esteem

 
  • Body image issues facing both boys and girls
  • The impact of social media and unrealistic expectations 
  • Providing practical strategies and evidence-based support to help build body confidence
  • Free USB with educational resources for teachers, youth leaders and parents 

Speakers

Martin Staniforth Dove Self-Esteem Project Catalyst

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15:10 - 15:40
A Whole School Approach to Developing Holistic Wellbeing in Schools

 
  • Assessing emotional and physical wellbeing priorities for both pupils and staff
  • Developing a targeted, responsive programme of initiatives and activities for the whole school
  • The role of the head of wellbeing
  • Measuring wellbeing and results of the programme
  • Embedding wellbeing into the curriculum

    Questions and Discussion: 15:30 - 15:40

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Terry Austin Head of School Wellbeing, Nuffield Health

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

 

End

Speakers

Terry Austin Head of School Wellbeing, Nuffield Health

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Jenny Barksfield Deputy CEO and Principal Subject Specialist, PSHE Association

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Anna Bateman Founder, Halcyon Education

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Zia Brooks Head of Schools and Teacher Training, IHEART Academy

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Natasha Devon MBE Body Image and Mental Health Campaigner

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Dr Bernadka Dubicka Chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Sarah Kinsey Project Manager, Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Claire Levens Policy Director, Internet Matters

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Dr Peter Mulholland Senior Educational Psychologist, Durham County Council and Chair, Voice of the Pupil Working Group

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Laurie Potter Project Manager, Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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James Southworth

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Martin Staniforth Dove Self-Esteem Project Catalyst

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Venue details

Millennium Gloucester Hotel 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH

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