- Jaime Smith, Director for the Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Programme, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
- Dr Margot Sunderland, Director, Centre for Child Mental Health and Co-Director, Trauma Informed Schools UK
- Natasha Devon MBE, Campaigner and Author
- Zulfi Jiva, Head of Cross Cutting Programmes Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
- Dr Julie Greer, Headteacher, Cherbourg Primary School
- David Perridge, Strategic Head of Staff Development and Outreach, West Heath School
- Carl Smith, Headteacher, Bridge House Independent School
- Gemma Andrews, Headteacher, Castle Hill Infants and Junior School
According to the Centre for Mental Health, schools are the biggest single influence on a child’s mental health after their family for children aged between 5-10 years. During secondary school, one child in eight will have one or more mental health conditions at any time.
Westminster Insight’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Conference on Thursday 18 June 2020 in London will examine how schools can support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing and how to adopt and embed a whole school approach to tackle it.
Featuring a welcome update on the current proposals to tackle the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in schools, the Department for Education will provide an overview of where we have got to, what are the plans for progressing it through and what it will look like when it's being delivered.
This one-day event will also feature one of the trailblazers with Zulfi Jiva, Head of Cross Cutting Programmes, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership presenting the findings and impact from the The Greater Manchester Mentally Healthy Schools and Colleges Project.