Voice of the Pupil Roundtable

28th Sep 2023

Schools North East
Target Audience
School Leaders
Cost (non-member)
FREE for school delegates

Voice of the Pupil Roundtable 


Tuesday 28 September 2023

14:30 - 17:00

The Linkskill Centre, North Shields




In 2016, Schools North East set up the Healthy MindED Commission to bring together school leaders and mental health practitioners to consider how best to tackle growing challenges around emotional health and wellbeing.
One of the main strands of the Healthy MindED Commission was the ‘Voice of the Pupil’ research. The research engaged children and young people through a new and unique research methodology, to establish their concerns and experiences, giving the region’s pupils a voice to inform direct action in schools that would positively affect better outcomes for young people.

Healthy MindED commission Chair Professor Dame Sue Bailey said the study is 'unique' and has said that 'it represents the most important body of evidence about children's own views about their mental health, wellbeing, and resilience ever carried out in the UK.'

In light of the covid pandemic, this research is more relevant and important than ever. Since the pandemic, the system for supporting the mental health of children and young people has been under serious pressure. Schools and other agencies are struggling with significant backlogs, with long waiting lists for educational psychologists, children and young people's mental health services (CAMHS), and educational, health, and care plans (EHCPs).
The research gained new insight into the factors affecting the mental health of children and young people in the North East by enabling school professionals to facilitate the expression of pupils' views and experiences. More than 250 pupils in 30 schools took part.

You can read the full report here

To help schools to deal with the after effects of the pandemic, Schools North East will now launch the ‘Voice of the Pupil’ Cohort 2, beginning with an initial roundtable taking place Thursday 29 September at the Linskill Centre, North Shields.


Cost: Free for schools
School Delegates Only


For information about sponsoring and supporting the Voice of the Pupil Cohort 2, please contact: events@Schoolsnortheast.com


The Linskill Centre, North Shields