Mental Health & Wellbeing National Conference for schools and colleges

Mental Health Conference

Course introduction

Join us live online for the Mental Health & Wellbeing National Conference for schools and colleges. You will hear from mental health experts and leading practitioners delivering expert guidance, best practice, the latest research and resources.

According to the DfE 2022, taking a coordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges leads to improved pupil and student emotional health and wellbeing and can help with their learning. This conference will discuss how schools and colleges can achieve this through a sustainable and structured approach. You’ll hear from mental health experts and leading practitioners delivering expert guidance, best practice, the latest research and resources.

The day will provide a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues and leaders in the field and you will have time and space to reflect on how to build and sustain good practice within this area.

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What we will cover throughout the day

  • How to support the mental health of pupils with SEMH;

  • Understand ways of getting parents to model helpful not harmful behaviour;

  • Look at ways to help pupils develop a successful mindset;

  • Unpick ways to support pupils to perform under pressure and promote positive mental health;

  • Practical ways to develop resilience;

  • Understand ways to support refugee children and young people;

  • Look at trauma and the implications for learning in the classroom context;

  • Gain practical strategies to implement back to school/college;

  • Strategies to promote the benefits of sleep on mental health;

  • Create a strong mental health and wellbeing culture for all;

  • Learn ways to become proactive towards wellbeing.

Target audience

Headteachers, Deputy and Assistant Headteachers, Education Welfare Officers, Heads of Year, SENCos/ALNCos, Inclusion Managers, Pastoral Leaders, School Councillors, School Nurses, Designated Safeguarding Leads
Senior leaders from schools, colleges and MATs, Mental health first aiders, Mental Health Lead, School Mentors, Family Engagement Officers, Local Authorities & Educational Psychologists.

Trainers for this course

Aqualma Murray
Aqualma Murray

Aqualma has worked in the field of social work field for over 30 years, she is currently working as a Local Authority Designated Child Protection Officer (LADO). Aqualma is also a trainin...g and community partnership officer for a London Local Authority. She specialises in counselling survivors of sexual abuse and trauma due to abuse, loss or exploitation and implements policies and procedures, in relation to matters of legislation and law.

Dr Tina Rae

Dr Tina Rae has 40 years’ experience working with children, adults, and families in clinical and educational contexts within local authorities and specialist services. She is currently ...working as a Consultant Educational and Child Psychologist in a range of SEMH and mainstream contexts and is a widely published author.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies

Kerry is a leading sleep expert with over a decade of experience. Her aim is to empower as many of you as possible to understand your own or your children’s sleep through workshops and ...1-1’s so that sleep deprivation becomes a distant memory, and children, young people and adults have the skills to last a lifetime.

Nina Jackson

Nina Jackson is someone who sees the bigger picture and, throughout a long and varied career, has been driven to bring the best out of all children regardless of the issues, challenges an...d special needs they bring to her classroom. Nina brings to her lessons not only high levels of creativity, innovation and professional rigour but also contagious passion which proves to be a winning formula wherever she works. Apart from her work in teaching, learning, thinking skills and technology for learning, her background in special needs and music has led her to devise specialist therapy programmes for schools. Nina also successfully supports mainstream teachers working with children with anger management issues, disaffection, poor motivation, behaviour and confidence.

Up until very recently, Nina was a director of learning in addition to directing a ‘more able and talented’ programme at a successful comprehensive in South Wales. Since these roles, Nina has developed an impressive career in teacher training in the UK and abroad. She has collaborated with Swansea Metropolitan University where she is a lecturer on the MA (Ed) programme, a senior professional tutor (ITET) and has supported the SARA (Schools Action Research Approach) project for the Education Support and Inspection Service in Wales. In 2004, Nina was the winner of the IPDA International Prize for Education and was described in the Times Educational Supplement as an “inspirational, evangelical preacher of education”. She is currently working on her second book – ‘Access All Areas’ – which focuses on helping schools ensure that all children have access to the full extent of what the curriculum has to offer.

See what others have to say about us

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Can I can congratulate you on a fantastic day. Everything was so well organised delivered so effectively and everything from the Welcome, to the quality of the packs you gave and the variety of speakers was outstanding. Well done!

Amazing mental health and wellbeing conference today NSM Training & Consultancy Ltd so many amazing speakers!! You’ve turned my frown upside down.


About the venue

Stay at home, get comfortable and enjoy our live interactive conference via Zoom! You’ll receive the link a few days before the conference date so you can get prepared (and excited) ahead of time.

Handy course logistics

  • The conference will run via Zoom from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, however, the speakers will be available 15 minutes before and after the conference times to answer any questions.
  • You’ll receive mid-morning, lunch and afternoon breaks to re-energise.
  • This conference is designed to be interactive and inclusive. We welcome questions and discussions throughout and we want you to be comfortable and stress-free no matter where you join us from!
  • Your conference pack includes handouts, an M&S voucher for food, a snack, a pen and a notepad – we’ll send this to you before the day. Please note this is only for UK-based participants, international attendees will receive the pack via email.
  • Additional links and information will be emailed to you before and during the conference.
  • This conference is also available as an in-house / INSET training session at your school/college. Contact us for details.

In-House Training

In-House Training

We currently have no upcoming dates for this course - Please contact us for more information or if you would like this course delivered as in-house training.