Mental Health In Educational Settings

Matt Kempen


Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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Supporting the mental health needs of children and young people in an educational setting is fast becoming an essential skill.

The government’s recent green paper, ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’, has placed a clear emphasis on providing mental health support for children and young people within their educational settings.

But how can you do this effectively?

This conference combined presentations from Academic Researchers from both an education and health background on this hottest of topics. The conference also had presentations from inspiring speakers who are witnessing the scope and scale of this issue at the frontline.

Learning outcomes included

  • Detailed understanding of mental health needs of children and young people within education settings
  • Practical tips and advice to theory into practice with innovative approaches for support
  • Lived experienced examples and case studies

This lecture is from Les Lawrence, Chair of Children’s Quarter, former Chair at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, former Cabinet Member for Children and Young People on ‘Mental Health Matters in Schools: Big Picture and Detail’

Recorded on 13/02/19 at ACAMH West Midland Branch Conference ‘Mental Health in Educational Settings’

Other talks were

Forward Thinking BirminghamDr Paul Patterson, Research in Schools – Young People & Mental Health. ACAMH Members can view this lecture.

Creating a Climate in the school and the home which helps children’s mental health: things to do and not to do – Sir Tim Brighouse, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, Non-executive board member of Research Machines and Advisor to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. ACAMH Members can view this lecture.

Delivering Mental Health interventions to schools in BirminghamErin Docherty, Clinical Lead Nurse at NHS, Nurse of the Year 2016 (NT Awards), Nursing in Mental Health 2016 (NT Awards), Improving Access to Mental Health Care in General Practice (Nursing Times 2017). ACAMH Members can view this lecture.

Mental Health in Schools: A Headteacher’s perspectiveDr Rona Tutt OBE is a Past President of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT). She continues to be involved in the Association’s work, chairing the National Forum for Neuroscience and Special Education (NFNSE) which is hosted by NAHT, as well as representing the Association on a number of other bodies.

Exclusions and Wider Impact IssuesSarah Woosey, Partner, Head Of Education And Community Care, Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors

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