Healthy MindED 2023

Thursday 18 May 2023

Time: Approx. 9am - 4pm*
Venue: The Darlington Arena, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL2 1DL

*Timings subject to change


Head Teachers in the North East consistently cite child mental health problems as one of their uppermost concerns. Schools North East launched the first (and only) school-led commission into pupils' mental health to address the worrying decline in children and young people's mental health that school leaders have reported across the region

Now in its seventh year, the conference will look at the ongoing impact of the pandemic on mental health and wellbeing, as well as the perennial challenges that have been exacerbated.

This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with colleagues, learn from practitioners and experts and be supported in your role.


Main Sponsor:



Mental Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour

After the success of last year, merging our annual Supporting Challenging Learners and Healthy MindED conferences together, we have decided to keep these events together as we understand the link between mental health and challenging behaviour.

Staff Wellbeing

As a practitioner, it can be easy to focus on the needs of children and forget that your mental health and that of your colleagues matters too. Staff have been dealing with all of the same issues, potentially with the added stress of caring responsibilities and increased workload while they have worked to support the school community.

What's Included?


Keynote Speakers


Practical breakout sessions








As well asthe  day-to-day stresses of lockdown and the pandemic, some children will have faced more serious challenges, with bereavements under difficult circumstances, and issues such as increasing rates of domestic abuse. Some families will have suffered from increased financial difficulties leaving children more vulnerable.


Primary Partner School: £62

Secondary Partner School: £74

North East Primary School: £75

North East Secondary School: £90

Non North East School: £110

Charity: £120

Non-school: £160

LA: £145

Education Supporter: £123

Group bookings of 3 or more receive a 10% discount on the above pricing.

All prices exclude VAT*

Am I a Partner School?

For more information about becoming a Partner School click here.