300 delegates from settings across Liverpool came together at the ACC Conference Centre to explore issues surrounding mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools. The conference schedule featured keynote talks from Wendy Gleave, training and development manager at Young Minds, Sara Saunders, Implementation Lead (Green Paper) for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Team at NHS England and Pete Latham from DfE. There was also a choice of workshops on a diverse range of topics from horticulture to restorative practice, performances from young people plus a workshop of 25 stalls featuring organisations offering support on mental health.
Sara Saunders from NHS England said that “the scale of Education in Mind demonstrated how important children and young people emotional and mental wellbeing is to professionals working in education and health in Liverpool, the increasing level of join up between the systems is really exciting. From a national perspective the local commitment to meeting the needs of more children and young people at an earlier stage is very welcome.”
For a run-down of what happened on the day, please visit our blog.
Slides from workshops and speakers are available for download from Dropbox.
We also have a link to the ‘Do You See Me’ film by Archbishop Blanch School and First Take, plus an accompanying staff meeting session plan resource.