SEMH: Improving mental health in schools conference
“The previous target of treating just a third of under-18s with a diagnosable mental health condition simply isn’t good enough, particularly given that the most recent statistics on the number of young people experiencing mental ill health showed there has been a significant increase in the last decade,”
Dr Bernadka Dubicka, the chair of the child and adolescent faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
The percentage of children showing signs of struggling or poor mental health has been on the increase for some years. Schools and teachers are now under pressure and not sufficiently trained to manage the increase and neither is the health service which currently missing targets for children to be seen to. It is imperative that social, emotional and mental health needs are effectively built into the broader school structure as children who have high levels of emotional wellbeing are better learners, benefit from life experiences and have stronger relationships with family members, school staff and peers.
Developing a whole school approach to improved SEMH and student welfare will go a long way to preventing and managing the social and emotional wellbeing of its pupils. The promotion of wellbeing needs to be incorporated across all teaching and learning stages. To achieve the whole school approach, senior leadership must embed well-being throughout their provision and culture. As well as acknowledge that a one size fits all approach isn’t necessarily the answer and SEND children will require additional support too.
Join us for the SEMH: Improving mental health in schools conference where leading experts from across the education sector will provide unique insights into a growing problem in our schools. Understand how schools can put in place measures to effectively respond to and support children struggling to maintain good mental health, learn more about whole school approaches to good mental wellbeing, as well as how staff can develop their skills and understanding of mental health.
Please register interest below and we will keep you updated
|Date||Venue||Price from:||Status||Spaces||Book Now||Enquire|
- Gain insight into the latest recommendations of the government, health organisations and other relevant bodies
- Establishing a strong mental health strategy for your school that includes all pupils
- Explore a whole-system approach focused on prevention of mental ill health, early intervention and integration of services
- Provide a crucial platform for greater collaboration, helping professionals to share information and best practice
- Discuss the barriers that are preventing children and young people receiving the mental health care they need and how can schools support
- Understand how to effectively support the SEMH challenges of children with additional learning needs
- Hear from other schools about their journey to becoming an emotionally friendly school and some of the key things they have learned along the way
- Explore how to promote good mental well-being and resilience by supporting children and young people and their families to adopt and maintain behaviours that support good mental health
Who should attend?