Improving Mental Health & Well-being in Post-16 Education

Context:

Post-16 education providers should be well placed to recognise and support a student struggling with mental health problems, however many providers lack the resources to address these issues. At this difficult time between youth and adulthood, and with strong evidence linking well-being, learning and achievement, it is imperative that FE providers are equipped to support their students in building mental resilience.

The wide range of post-16 education providers cannot ignore their responibility to young people and yet this cannot be done without support from the Government and strong links with professional services.

The Government has recognised the growing prevalence of mental health problems in young people and it's recent Greenpaper promises to transform the landscape by proposing the following:

  • Appointing a mental health lead in every school and college
  • Training mental health support teams to work with schools and colleges
  • A new national partnership to improve mental health services for young people aged 16 to 25

 

Attend this Westminster Briefing on Wednesday 24 April to hear how the new Government plans included in the January 2019 Briefing Paper will affect your institution and how you can improve mental well-being for your students. We will examine how colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship providers can better identify, refer and support students experiencing mental health difficulties.

Network with colleagues, share good practice in building effective links with CAMHS & other professional health services, and discuss further Government action that must be taken to improve specialist provision. 

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Government policies & actions to improve post-16 MH and what they mean for further education providers
  • Plans for ‘Mental Health Support Teams’ and how they will link with colleges and sixth forms
  • Different staff roles & responsibilities: incentives in appointing a trained ‘Designated Senior Lead’
  • The quality of links between colleges and CAMHS: developing proper procedures and knowing when to make a referral
  • Improving in-college support for post-16 students who do not meet CAMHS thresholds
  • Building resilience and preparing students for HE and employment

About the Day:

The morning session will examine how Post-16 Education providers can better identify, refer and support students experiencing mental health difficulties, the role of different staff in these processes, and the impact of government reforms.

The afternoon session will focus on what leading colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship providers are already doing to promote mental well-being and embed it into a wider whole institution approach.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in supporting young people and improving their mental health and well-being from a range of post-16 education providers:

  • Sixth forms
  • Colleges
  • Apprenticeship providers
  • Residential education providers
  • Internship providers
  • Alternative post-16 provision

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.​​

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

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: hollie.allen@dodsgroup.com

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Time: 11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Venue: Event to be held in Central London (venue to be confirmed)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each

Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each

Above prices exclude VAT



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