Creating a mental health friendly school: Responding to the 2017 Green Paper Public Health England

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Course information
This course will be taking place online
Course information
This course will be taking place online
About the course

This day-long conference is for teachers in leadership roles, senior mental health leads and any school staff interested in creating more 'mental health-friendly' schools.

A series of talks and workshops will cover topics such as managing challenging behaviour, teacher wellbeing, interpreting government policy and working effectively with parents.

Lunch will be provided and delegates can choose to attend three workshops from the day's schedule.

The conference is a collaboration between St Mary’s University and Maudsley Learning and was set up in response to a 2017 Green Paper published by Public Health England & Ofsted.

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Course programme

This conference blends practical workshop sessions with discussions around best practice and strategies for improving the lives of young people with mental health issues, their families and teachers.

Keynote speeches book-ending the day will address government, Public Health England and Ofsted guidance on improving young people’s mental health at school.

Either side of the catered lunch a series of workshops addressing specific aspects of school approaches to mental health will allow delegates to choose their three most relevant sessions to attend.

Workshop sessions

1. Emotionally Informed Learning
2. Teacher wellbeing: Research, pragmatism and practice
3. Peer coaching for teacher wellbeing
4. Developing a mental health and wellbeing package for delivery by sixth form teachers
5. Managing challenging behaviour in the classroom
6. Working effectively with parents to meet children’s needs
7. Measurements of pupil wellbeing: the promises and pitfalls of automated survey approaches using mobile devices
8. Case study: Managing complex mental health problems in a mainstream school setting – a multi-systems collaboration
9. Teaching healthy minds in schools

Course schedule

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Teachers, health visitors, mental health representatives
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