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On average three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health issue.

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

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

The 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
  • Learn how to work with child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to improve pupils’ emotional wellbeing
  • Meet schools responsibilities in promoting positive mental health and supporting pupils with mental health needs
  • Reduce symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety among pupils
  • Take away best practices and techniques to enhance the mental wellbeing of 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 - 11:45

Creating a Wellbeing Zone in Schools

Longwood Primary has developed an innovative approach to developing a whole school approach to pupil mental wellbeing called ‘PROGRESS’. The programme has been nationally recognised and has led to much improved outcomes for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.

  • Support children in all aspects of school life and remove barriers to achievement
  • Develop resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health among pupils
  • Utilise diverse tools and techniques to improve pupils’ wellbeing
  • Discover how to work in close partnership with parents/carers
11:45 - 12:00

Morning Break

12:00 - 13:00

Legal Obligations for Schools

  • 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
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Case Study: Effectively Support Pupils' Mental Wellbeing in Schools

Hackney New School was recently awarded the prestigious Place2Be National Wellbeing in Schools Award 2016.

  • Gain insight of an effective approach to pupils’ wellbeing and mental health
  • Explore how to support children in and out of the classroom
  • Share best practices on how to develop resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health among pupils
  • Learn how children with SEND are supported in all aspects of school life
  • Discover how to work in close partnership with parents/carers and children
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Embed Best Practice within your Institution

  • Understand the 8 core elements that underlie a successful whole school approach
  • Develop an approach that works for staff as well as students
  • Develop a list of key actions to explore with your SLT
  • Help move practice forward in your school
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close


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