Remodelling Mental Health Support in Schools: Policy & Practice for Pupils and Staff

Confirmed Speakers:

  • (Chair) Matthew Blow, Policy and Government Affairs Manager, YoungMinds
  • Caroline Prudames, Policy Team Leader, Children and Young People's Mental Health, Department for Education
  • Catherine Tyack, Lead, Children and Young People's Mental Health Green Paper, Department for Health and Social Care
  • Mike Simons, Senior Educational Psychologist and Countywide Lead for the TaMHS Programme, Northamptonshire County Council
  • Daniel Sobel, Author and Founder, Narrowing the Attainment Gap and Inclusion Expert
  • Matthew Dodd, Principal Education Policy Officer, National Children's Bureau
  • Maxine Low, Executive Headteacher, Brooklands Farm Primary School
  • Eleanor Bernardes, Senior Associate, LKMco
  • Simon Glenister, Director, Noise Solution 


More and more pupils and staff are struggling with mental health issues. The schools’ role in the identification and treatment of mental health, together with how that treatment is funded, are key questions for school leaders. With the recent publication of ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health’, the Mental Health First Aid training rollout underway, and additional funding, a focus on the support available in schools is more crucial than ever.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear a full update from the DfE, laying out their plans and priorities and how they will impact your setting. You will gain insight from sector leaders and award-winning case studies as to how best to respond to the changes and build the best provision for the benefit of your pupils. Through interactive sessions and practical workshops, ensure that you comply with the legal duty of care and learn how you can create a mentally healthy school for pupils, parents and staff.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Setting out a roadmap: The Government’s plans to support mental health in schools 
  • Ensuring a whole school approach to mental health: SLT involvement to pupil voice
  • Identify and train a Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health 
  • Promote a positive educational experience and comply with the legal duty of care
  • Developing a sustainable and productive relationship with your local CAMHS 
  • Addressing the funding issue: how best to access and utilise available funds from the Government, NHS and beyond 
  • Examples of best practice from school leaders and sector experts to ensure effective support systems are in place in your setting 
  • Recognise the key challenges related to pupils’ mental health within your institution
  • Experiences of integrated working and collaboration between schools and CAMHS


The Event:

The morning session will focus on recent and forthcoming Government action on mental health support in schools, and how the sector sees it progressing.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on individual experiences and examples of best practice, learning from schools that effectively support pupils what more you can do in your setting.


Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to: safeguarding leads, PSHE leads, CAMHS practitioners, school governing body members, headteachers, headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers, members of senior management teams, school counsellors, central Government departments & bodies, charities, professional associations, staff from local education authorities, school governors and local, regional and national bodies involved or interested in understanding mental health in schools.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Thursday 21st June 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Etc Venues Liverpool Street, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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