With child and adolescent mental health services under increasing pressure, schools play a crucial role in identifying and supporting children at risk of, or suffering from mental health problems. As the prevalence of mental health issues among young people continues to rise, it is essential that schools have the knowledge and the capacity to support affected pupils.

This Supporting Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing course is designed to provide you with an understanding of your responsibilities as a school and ultimately to improve your school’s mental health provision.

Hear from best practice case studies that highlight how your school can overcome the challenges surrounding mental health and promote a positive educational experience. Through interactive sessions and practical workshops, ensure that you comply with the legal duty of care and learn how you can create a mentally healthy school for pupils, parents and staff.

09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives


Ian Macdonald

Children's Mental Health Expert, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
10:00 - 11:00

Workshop: Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing: Challenges and Guidance

  • Recognise the key challenges related to pupils’ mental health within your institution
  • Explore government plans to improve mental health support for children and young people
  • Identify signs of mental ill-health among pupils and explore different mental health disorders
  • Tackle the use of negative coping strategies such as self-harm
  • Learn a range of techniques that can reduce symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety among pupils


Ian Macdonald

Children's Mental Health Expert, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
11:00 - 11:45

Case Study: Whole School Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Examine the relationship between learning and emotional wellbeing and the impact that supporting pupils’ mental wellbeing can have
  • Know what wellbeing in the school environment looks like
  • Explore ideas and strategies to boost student wellbeing and happiness
  • Learn how to embed a whole school approach to promote emotional health and wellbeing


Maxine Low

Executive Headteacher, Brooklands Farm Primary School
11:45 - 12:00

Morning Break

12:00 - 12:45

Case Study: Effectively Supporting Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing in Schools

  • Gain insight of an effective approach to pupils’ wellbeing and mental health
  • Identify what resources can be used to support pupils with mental health needs both in and out of the classroom
  • Share best practices on how to develop resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health among pupils
  • Learn how children with SEND are supported in all aspects of school life
  • Consider parental influence and expectations and how best to deal with parents when it comes to pupils’ mental health



Jayne Voice

Designated Safeguarding Lead & SENCo, Hackney New School
12:45 - 13:45

Lunch Break

13:45 - 14:45

Legal Obligations for Schools

Take the opportunity to have your questions answered during this interactive legal session 

  • Understand the Legal Duty of Care
  • Meet the Standard: schools’ responsibilities in promoting positive mental health and supporting pupils with mental health needs
  • Clarify when interventions are appropriate and learn how to make referrals


Adam Friel

Director , Sinclairs Law
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Practical Approaches to Promote Positive Mental Health in Pupils

  • Examine strategies that can be used to support pupils’ mental wellbeing at all key stages
  • Identify ways to promote positive mental health through PSHE including general resources, lesson plans and websites
  • Gain insight into activities which can be used in group or 1-1 settings
  • Understand what makes an effective intervention


Ian Macdonald

Children's Mental Health Expert, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close

Ian Macdonald

Children's Mental Health Expert, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Ian has held various roles in public health including Healthy Schools, You’re Welcome, substance misuse services and HeadStart. He teaches…

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Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. Simply email [email protected] after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements, how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to [email protected] or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

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A: You will receive the joining instructions and reminders, 2 weeks, 1 week and 3 days before the course date. Please check your spam box to see whether the joining instructions were sent there, if not please call 0800 542 9440 so we can have these sent to you immediately.

Q: I can no longer attend the course, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email [email protected] with the replacement's details.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.

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A: Speakers presentations are sent a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or [email protected] if it has been more than a week.

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A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.

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