Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Conference 2019

picture of a young girls lying on the grass readingThe Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Networking Conference 2019 is being delivered by Buckinghamshire County Council's Public Health Team in partnership with local partners who are members of the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Group.

This conference provides a platform for school staff and those who provide services to schools to network, to share and update knowledge on national and evidence-based programmes and on local practice with a main focus on promoting emotional wellbeing for children and young people.

The focus for this year's conference will be on improving the approach to mental health in education. The theme for the conference will be 'Progressing and Strengthening the Whole School Approach to Promoting Mental Health in Schools'.


There will be a keynote session providing an update from DfE on current plans. This will range from education to support children and young people's mental wellbeing in schools and colleges, to identification and early support in schools. There will also be a presentation from the Buckinghamshire Mental Health Support Team. This presentation will cover the role of this new team in supporting mental wellbeing in schools in Bucks. Workshops will follow in the morning and afternoon that will focus on the practical aspects. These workshops will provide information about how to improve a school's approach to promoting good mental health.

The aims of the conference are to:

  • Raise awareness and support - schools to implement and employ strategies to build on whole school approaches to promoting mental health
  • Provide - an opportunity for professionals to engage and share best practice for taking forward and implementing the proposals for strengthening the whole school approach
  • Enhance - attendees' knowledge and skills by providing practical advice and resources to enable schools to progress whole school approaches to promoting mental health

Workshops

The Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Networking Conference 2019 will consist of 2 keynote speakers in the morning. This will be followed by 4 workshops, of which you are able to attend 2 (1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon unless you choose workshop A, Promoting Staff Wellbeing in schools and Colleges. This is a 3hr workshop with part 1 taking place in the morning and part 2 in the afternoon).

Morning

Promoting Staff Wellbeing in Schools and Colleges Part 1 (3hr workshop with part 1 in the morning and part 2 in the afternoon)

Supporting Schools with Self-harm and Self-injurious behaviour

Peer Support to Promote Mental Health in Schools

Strategies for Supporting Schools to Promote Mental Health (morning workshop only)

Afternoon

Promoting Staff Wellbeing in Schools and Colleges Part 2 (3hr workshop with part 1 in the morning and part 2 in the afternoon)

Supporting Schools with Self-harm and Self-injurious behaviour

Peer Support to Promote Mental Health in Schools

Evaluating a Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing (afternoon workshop only)

For further information about the workshops on offer for this year, please view our workshop outlines PDF.

Please link to the workshop outlines document attached to my email.

Delegate Information

Delegate information can be found below as and when this becomes available. You will receive this information in your delegate pack which we will provide on the day so you won't need to bring anything with you. Presentations and additional information will be added after the event.

Agenda

Sign in will take place outside The Oculus within The Gateway Conference Centre from 8.45am with refreshments and an opportunity to visit the display stands. For further information, please view our PDF detailing the agenda for the conference.

Registration

Registration to this year's conference and to the workshops is via Eventbrite. If you experience any issues with the site please call 01296 674773 or email bucksccevents@buckscc.gov.uk

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