Details of future free conferences in UK cities will be listed here when booking is open.
Below is the model for CWMT’s own youth mental health conferences, which we can adapt to suit the host school’s needs and preferences. If you’re interested in hosting a free conference, please email us with information about your school.
- Enhance knowledge, attitudes, skills, understanding and confidence when supporting CYP with mental health issues.
- Provide practical strategies that could be used right away to support CYPOutline and share a range of resources for use by schools – including school MH policies
Support networking of colleagues with an interest in MH in the North of England so that best practice can be shared beyond the eventHighlight good work being done by case study schools willing to share their expertiseHighlight the work and resources of relevant charities and organisations on which schools might draw
9.30-10am – Chair’s Introduction and inspiration
10-10.45 – Session 1 – How do we know when something is wrong?
10.45-11.00am – Q&A with speaker 1 and action planning
11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee, networking, exhibition
11.30-12.15 – Session 2 – What do we do next?
12.15 – 12.30 – Q&A with speaker 2 and action planning
12.30-1.30 – lunch + Waller trainer surgery + book club
1.30-2.15 – Session 3 – Case Study School
2.15-2.30 – Q&A with speaker 3 and action planning
2.30-2.45 – Coffee, networking, exhibition
2.45-3.30 – Session 4 – How can we teach positive mental health?
3.30-3.45 – Q&A with speaker 4 and action planning
3.45-4pm – Chair’s reflection including 5 take home points and next steps
4-5pm – Waller trainer surgery for those who wish to remain
Session 1 – How do we know when something is wrong?
- Warning signs that a young person may be developing mental health issues
- School specific warning signs that are often missed
- When is it just typical adolescent behaviour and when does it become a problem?
- Implementing practical policies and procedures that ensure no child falls through the gaps
- To include warning signs for anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders
Session 2 – What do we do next?
- Becoming a listening school
- What every member of staff needs to know (inc confidentiality)
- What to say and what not to say
- When to escalate – working with GPs/CAMHS
- Working with parents
- How to respond to self-harm injuries
- What to do if someone is suicidal
Session 3 – Case Study – Putting Mental Health at the Heart of the School’s Ethos
[Colleagues from a local school share their journey]
- What they have implemented
- What impact it has had
- What they learnt along the way – top tips that others can apply
- How they can support other schools on the same journey
- What resources, organisations etc. they found helpful
Session 4 – How can we teach positive mental health?
- Essential skills knowledge and understanding that young people need to promote positive mental health
- Mental health as part of your curriculum – what works
- Teaching about mental health issues safely and sensitively
- Review of resources that can be used as a good starting point
(Or this can be a Q&A re self-harm and EDs and we can provide all Schools with a copy of Pooky’s book but I don’t want you to think I’m being overly self-promotional!!)
- A USB stick loaded with relevant CWMT and partner resources including a model MH policy
- Information from exhibitors and other local charities and organisations
- A copy of the JKP pastoral catalogue
- A range of CWMT hard copy resource and the chance to order more
- Useful information/resources from local partners