Director of Schools and Families Programme
Teresa Day is the Director of our Schools and Families programme and has recently lead a large HEE-funded project focussing on the mental health needs of vulnerable children. Teresa’s other work for CWMT includes parent support projects and developing mental health training to support for whole school communities. Her earlier career includes a role as professional lead for mental health and emotional wellbeing at Somerset County Council Public Health (SCC), posts in both general and psychiatric nursing, and a Master’s degree in nursing.
Sheis passionate about promoting the voice of young people and using creative arts and nature to improve wellbeing.
Teresa has extensive experience writing and developing training resources, and delivering training on emotional wellbeing and mental health for schools and other youth settings. She has commissioned and contract managed a number of children and young people’s mental health projects supporting the CYP workforce and parents/carers to support promote children and young people’s mental health. Teresa also managed Somerset’s ‘Young People Friendly’ award.
For her Masters research dissertation, Teresa carried out an ethnographic investigation into the experience of young women during their sex education in school and has written a comprehensive suite of training resources for relationships and sex education. Teresa has also co-written a drama-based PSHE toolkit for schools which included creating a suite of on-line learning resources and has broad experience (both professional and personal) of the impact that the creative arts and contact with nature can play in promoting wellbeing.
Find out about our schools and families programme here.