- Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Anna Bateman, Founder, Halcyon Education
- Zia Brooks, Assistant Head Teacher, Langley Park School for Boys
- 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.