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The Department for Education’s ‘Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools’ report, released in March 2015, states that 1 in 10 pupils have a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder.

As the number of pupils suffering from mental health illnesses continues to rise, it has become essential for independent schools to support emotional wellbeing and prevent poor mental health becoming a barrier to achievement.

The Supporting Independent School Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing training course will help delegates to overcome the challenges surrounding mental health in independent schools and comply with the legal duty of care.

This one-day interactive course will provide a unique opportunity for delegates to develop a personalised action plan to support pupils’ mental health and embed excellence within their institution.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the position of your institution and the key challenges related to pupils’ mental wellbeing
  • Understand and implement the latest guidance and effectively respond to your school’s legal responsibilities
  • Meet schools responsibilities in promoting positive mental health and supporting pupils with mental health needs
  • Learn how to support the specific mental health needs of boarding pupils
  • Reduce symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety among pupils
  • Take away best practices and techniques to enhance the mental wellbeingof your pupils
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Pupils' Mental Wellbeing: Challenges and Guidance

  • Recognise the key challenges related to pupils’ mental health within your institution
  • Spot signs of mental ill-health among pupils
  • Tackle the use of negative coping strategies such as self-harm
  • Reduce symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety among pupils
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 11:45

Effectively Link your School’s Services with Local Healthcare Providers

  • Consider the links between student resilience and the prevention of mental health problems
  • Understand the role of CAMHS, and school students’ access to the services provided in NHS clinics
  • Overview of a range of school-based initiatives by CAMHS staff, that can be provided to support the mental health of pupils and that successfully coordinate education and mental health support.
  • Update on two joined up school-based mental health innovations, one primary, one secondary to build resilience and tackle mental health problems at an early stage.
11:45 - 12:30

Case Study: Supporting Positive Mental Health for Boarding Pupils

  • Learn how to develop a cohesive wellbeing approach for boarding pupils
  • Analyse the barriers to realising improvements and how to overcome them
  • How to identify and support particularly vulnerable pupils in boarding
  • Consider how best to train and support your staff to deliver quality pastoral care
12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:15

Engage with your Institution's Responsibilities

  • Understand the legal duty of care
  • Meet the standard: schools’ responsibilities in promoting positive mental health and supporting pupils with mental health needs
  • Clarify when intervention are appropriate and learn how to make referrals
14:15 - 15:00

Case Study: Creating a Wellbeing Zone in Independent Schools

  • Gain insight of Wellington College’s approach to pupils’ wellbeing and mental health
  • Support children in all aspects of school life and remove barriers to achievement
  • Develop resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health among pupils
15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Implementing a Whole School Approach to Pupil Wellbeing

Working with the Chair, delegates will create an action plan to implement a whole school approach to pupils wellbeing.

  • Understand the 8 core elements that underlie a successful whole school approach
  • Explore questions to help you understand how you can build on existing good practice
  • Learn from successful case studies in other schools, both boarding and non-boarding
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close


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One Drummond Gate, Pimlico,, London, SW1V 2QQ