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Education Professionals Conference – Speakers Announced

2018-08-01T14:44:47+00:00 May 10th, 2018|news|Comments Off on Education Professionals Conference – Speakers Announced

stem4 has announced an amazing line up of speakers at our Education Professional Conference entitled ‘Mental Health in Children and Young People: A Whole School Approach’ on June 28th at Ark Putney Academy, London, 4.30-9pm.

The conference is aimed at teachers, school leaders, SENCOs, school counsellors, school nurses, trainee teachers, teaching assistants, Governors and other related education professionals.


Dr Nihara Krause – Consultant Clinical Psychologist & CEO/Founder stem4

An Overview of Mental Health Issues Affecting Children and Young People – Setting the Scene

Plenary 1 – ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’ – discussion of the new government Green Paper

Kathryn Pugh – Deputy Head of Mental Health, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Programme Lead, NHS England

Health Perspective

Nigel Atter – Policy Advisor, British Psychological Society

The Green Paper From a Resource Perspective

Plenary 2 – ‘Teaching mental health topics in school – content, sensitivities, relevance’

Gabrielle Rowles – Senior Training Coordinator, BoingBoing

Promoting Mental Health Using a Resilience Lens

Helen Kitching – Psychology Teacher, Chair of the Standing Committee for Pre-tertiary Education and Vice Chair Teaching of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology of the British Psychological Society

Learning and Teaching Issues: Teaching Sensitive Topics

Dr Nihara Krause – Consultant Clinical Psychologist & CEO/Founder stem4

Teaching Matters in Mental Ill Health: Teaching, Supporting and Signposting

Plenary 3 – ‘Examples of best practice of mental health initiatives in schools’

Wimbledon College – Paul Fitcher – Head of Rhetoric and Pastoral Lead

Healthy Minds – a Whole School Programme For All Students and Staff

St Cecilia’s School – Victoria Gallagher – Head of Inclusion

A Better Story

Kings College School – Sthen Wiseman – Head of PHSE

Promoting Well-Being From the Inside Out

Plenary 4 – ‘What comprises an effective mental health team for schools?’

Zuzanna Ludzik and Karima Abdou – Young Advisors Team, Anna Freud Centre

What Do Young People Want? Feedback From Student Research

Joe Stone – Social Worker and Trainee Family Therapist, CAMHS In Schools Service

School-Based Mental Health Services – What Works?

Julia Manning – Founding Director 2020Health

Managing Teacher Stress

The programme will also include panel discussions.

This conference is free to attend but we request a subsidised £3.50 towards a hot meal during the evening.

The event will be funded by a donation from the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund, the charitable arm of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

For more information and to book tickets click here.