Event Summary

With the growing prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people, join us to discuss next steps for improving mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges.

Understand the current challenges facing young people and how schools can work with other services to provide appropriate support. Learn from best practice case studies on developing a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing through early intervention, empowering staff and engaging parents and carers. Support staff to manage their own mental health, and embed mental health and wellbeing in teaching practices and RSHE curriculum. 

Some pupils with social, emotional or mental health needs face greater barriers to attendance than others. Hear from best practice case studies on reducing emotional based school avoidance. 

With the prevalence of eating disorders in young people, gain insights from the Regional Eating Disorders Charity Alliance Network. Create safe spaces for young people to talk about bereavement, suicide, self-harm and other mental health conditions.

Bringing together Headteachers and Senior Teams, SENDCOs, mental health support teams, CAMHS and more, take the opportunity to network and share learnings with peers from across the country.

Ensure mental health is a priority in your school.

Key Points

  • Tackling stigma surrounding mental health
  • Accessing government grants and mental health resources for your school
  • The role of MHSTs and how they dovetail with CAMHS, and liaising with specialist services in the community
  • Embedding early intervention and identifying young people at risk
  • A spotlight on eating disorders, self-harm and suicide
  • Adopting a wholeschool approach to mental wellbeing
  • Teaching about mental health in school
  • Managing difficult conversations with young people and creating safe spaces for disclosure
  • Solutions for helping children with mental health issues to continue to attend school
  • Creating a positive culture, focused on wellbeing
  • Building body image and resilience

Venue details

In-person: This conference will take place at 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN. Attend this full-day event to network, build relationships, and learn from your peers.


Visit the exhibition to meet suppliers and for your chance to win prizes including wellness gift vouchers. For sponsorship, exhibition and speaking opportunities, contact us at speaking@westminsterinsight.com.