The stem4 ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health: A Whole School Approach’ conference, held on the 28th June 2018 and hosted by the Ark Putney Academy was a big success. The programme, featuring 12 speakers covered matters arising from the Green Paper, discussed best ways to teach mental health matters in school, heard about whole school approaches to mental health from three schools and what good mental health services might look like in schools.
145 education professionals from the secondary sector attended the conference with 71% stating that they would ‘be very likely to’ or ‘definitely would’ attend another conference. Some feedback included ‘excellent information, thank you’ and ‘Great charity work, increasing awareness and making it OK to remove the stigma’.
stem4 launched their new trial digital resources to use in PSHE lessons or tutor time at the conference and also two new information leaflets: ‘Working with schools’ and ‘Asking for help’.
The conference was preceded by the results of a stem4 teacher survey, which was published in the Sunday Observer, The Times and the Yorkshire Post.
stem4 are very grateful to The Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund who have provided us with the funding needed to facilitate this conference.
For more information on the stem4 digital resources for PHSE or for the findings of the teacher survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.