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NAPCE May Conference on Mental Health in Schools – Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the NAPCE May Conference 2019 are available now

The event will be held on May 8th, 2019 at The Studio Birmingham and the theme is “Facing the challenges of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools, Let’s Talk About It”.

A host of influential and inspirational key note speakers have been lined up and the event will include four special workshop sessions with experts for the sharing of knowledge and practice around the subject.

The event is aimed at people with a pastoral role within an education environment and delegates can now reserve places.

Promoting mental health and wellbeing is a challenge faced by all schools and professionals who work with young people.

This conference brings together the latest research and ideas to support all professionals in finding ways to support the personal development of young people to enable them to achieve their full potential in the 21st century.

Tickets, priced at £40 (£20 for NAPCE members), includes the full conference, lunch and refreshments and can be purchased here

The National Association for Pastoral Care (NAPCE) produced a special edition of the international journal ‘Pastoral Care in Education’, in August 2018 with the title ‘Facing the Challenges of Mental Health and Well-being in schools.

This presented the latest research and ideas from around the world on how to promote mental health and well – being and NAPCE is going to continue this important discussion at the Conference.

The event will be important to people with an interest in the future of education and how to meet the needs of young people.

This issue is relevant to all educationalists, at a time when the government is exploring how to improve mental health and well being in schools, how to provide appropriate training and to ensure that this is effective when there are constraints on budgets.

Delegates will have the opportunity to contribute to this discussion by attending the conference and to develop a greater understanding about how schools can improve the mental health and well-being of young people.

The Conference Programme

9am – Arrival. Tea or coffee and a selection of pastries

9.20am – Phil Jones Chair of NAPCE, ‘The importance of pastoral support in schools’

9.40am – Tim Boyes CEO Birmingham Educational Partnership, Key Note Speech

10.20am – Professor Stan Tucker and Professor Dave Trotman; Messages from Research: Schools, Pastoral Care and Mental Health.

11.00am – Tea or coffee & snacks

11.20am – Jonathan Jones HMI, Specialist Advisor for SEND. Ofsted views on the Schools role in Improving Mental Health.

12.00pm – Anna Cole, Association of School and College Leaders, Parliamentary and Inclusion Specialist. The Headteacher’s Perspective on the Challenge of Improving Mental Health in Schools

12.45pm – Two course lunch

1.25pm – Karen Mellanby, Director of Networks and Communities, MIND How to assess and respond to Mental Health needs in Schools.

2.00pm – Workshop Session

2.45pm – Tea or coffee & cookies

3.00pm – Workshop Session

3.45pm – Conference Close: Phil Jones Chair of NAPCE


Workshop One with Maria O’Neil, UK Pastoral Chat on Working Together with Parents to Safeguard Young People’s Digital Wellbeing

Workshop Two with Celina Bennett, Educational Consultant on Using the SUMO Principles in Schools and how this can improve a Child’s Mental Health and Well-being

Workshop Three – Melanie Glass, Development and Delivery Manager, for Newman Health and Wellbeing at Newman University Birmingham on Smashing the Stigma around Mental Health. training for staff and pupils and how it can support mental health and well – being in schools

Workshop Four – Catherine Harwood,Director of Whole School Wellbeing on School Provision for Mental Health and Wellbeing

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