Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Annual Conference 2022

4th May 2022

Target Audience
School Leaders
Cost (non-member)
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NB: This is a partner event, please contact the provider above regarding booking

An outstanding opportunity to hear from leaders in the field and to exchange ideas, research and practical approaches to promote good SEMH and wellbeing in your school.

This year’s conference is themed around using nature to support mental health and will feature many exciting elements, including workshops and presentations from education and mental health professionals from all over the country. Our unique forum brings together school leaders, teachers, practitioners, specialists and professionals to share ideas, the latest research and practical approaches to develop and sustain good social and emotional mental health and wellbeing.
This year’s event focuses on using nature and the outdoors to support the mental health of both staff and students. After a turbulent period throughout the pandemic we want to highlight the power of outdoor learning and time spent outside to boost wellbeing and therefore learning outcomes.

Lucy Jones – Author of Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild.
Lucy Jones is a writer and journalist based in Hampshire, England. Losing Eden is a Times bestseller which explores how and why connecting with the living world can so drastically affect our health.

Adrian Clarke – Principal Education Adviser (Support) Education and Skills (CYPS – NYCC
Practical ideas and strategies for engaging our children and young people in the outdoors.

In the afternoon we are running 45 minute workshops on a range of topics. Delegates can choose to attend 3 of these workshops in rotation.

1. North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership: Promoting the work of the NYSCP, providing information on our resources, training and information that is available to professionals, families and children and young people.
2. North Yorkshire Healthy Schools Programme: Using the North Yorkshire Healthy Schools award framework with a specific focus on the benefits of the outdoors to enhance pupil wellbeing.
3. North Yorkshire County Council Educational Psychology: Emotion Coaching workshop with an emphasis on Physical activities to calm the physiology.
4. North Yorkshire Sport: TBC
5. Wellbeing In Mind: How Occupational Therapists working Mental Health in Schools Teams can support pupil's mental wellbeing.
6. Compass Phoenix: Five Ways to Wellbeing can help young people’s emotional wellbeing
7. LEAF Education: The benefits of outdoor learning and the opportunities available in the farmed environment/the work of LEAF education.
8. Grow To School: The benefits of outdoor learning for children’s wellbeing drawing on our experience and our impact data and feedback
9. North Yorkshire SEMH: Neurology and the use of physical activity to support emotional regulation.

Your chance to meet experts from agencies and charities supporting mental health, and find out how they can support you and your children and young people.

This conference will provide attendees with a range of information, strategies and approaches, a chance to network with colleagues and leaders in the field and time and space to reflect on how to build and sustain good practice in SEMH and Wellbeing in their schools.

Our marketplace will provide a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues and leaders in the field and have time and space to reflect on how to build and sustain good practice in SEMH and Wellbeing.

This is the perfect event for SENCO's, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Champions and Head teachers looking to implement a new approach to mental health & wellbeing within their education setting.

04 May 2022 09:30 - 16:00
Closing date: 30/04/2022

Book your place here!


Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ