Developing a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing AM session (Half day seminar)

08:30 - 12:00, 5 July 2017 London

Mental health and wellbeing are urgent concerns for schools and colleges across the country who are reporting more cases with increasingly complex issues against a backdrop of reduced funding for local specialist services.

Creating a school or college environment that’s conducive to good mental health isn’t always easy, especially when no individual is the same.

This one day workshop is in three parts.

In the morning we will look at the policy landscape and the big issues as well as what is meant by a whole school approach with ASCL’s Inclusion Specialist. This will include:

  • An overview of the current policy landscape.

  • What is meant by an evidence-based, strategic approach to designing and embedding a whole school plan with manageable and deliverable actions.

  • What tools are available to help.

  • a case study and practical examples of how the tool can add to current processes, from CPD to annual plans through to governor development

In the afternoon The Self-Esteem Team who take their experience from working on the ground in the thick of it with students, teachers, parents and mental health experts will translate this experience into learning objectives that are both attainable and fun. They will share their experiences on how to create cultures conducive to good mental health for both staff and pupils. They will share cost effective solutions that encourage a whole school approach covering self-esteem, body image, depression, anxiety, and stress.

By the end of the day we hope that participants will go away with some really practical ideas and tools to build an environment in their school or college which has wellbeing of students and staff at its heart.

Suitable for all senior leaders in schools and colleges.

Anna Cole, ASCL Parliamentary and Inclusion Specialist
Anna holds the ASCL brief in respect of safeguarding, equalities, SEND, mental health, radicalisation and extremism.

Carly Waterman, Director of Waterman Learning Limited, formerly Deputy Headteacher of Northampton School for Girls

Nadia Mendoza and Grace Barrett, The Self Esteem Team

Fee: £199+VAT

Ibis Earls Court Hotel, 47 Lillie Road, London SW6 1UD