Mental health difficulties impact on educational outcomes, social relationships, life chances and physical health. From principles, policy and practice to impact on student outcomes, this multi-disciplinary conference will offer practical solutions and pathways forward to support education settings to build capacity and embed effective mental health strategies.


  1. Two keynote addresses from Roger Catchpole, Training and Development Manager at Young Minds and contributor to the Radio 4 series Bringing Up Britain

  2. A keynote address from Dr Nick Barnes, Young People’s Psychiatrist (Haringey Adolescent Outreach Team) and Honorary Senior Lecturer University College London

  3. Mental Health Standards – a framework to deliver mental health, to audit current practice and to build effectiveness to meet universal and additional needs

  4. The impact of SEND reform and the Ofsted inspection framework in relation to mental health

  5. How to measure the impact of interventions, including therapies on student outcomes

  6. An educational psychologist’s approach to using child mental health outcome measures


All delegates will receive a CD resource pack with practical ideas for their own settings and contact details for support from voluntary and charitable organisations.

This conference is suitable for:

Leaders, managers and practitioners in education, health and care settings including primary, secondary, special further education/work based settings, residential settings, Local Authority, health and social care providers.


To book a place at this conference please complete the form below.

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