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Introduction to Mental Health

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Exeter Consortium and TSA
Countess Wear Community School, Glasshouse Lane, Countess Wear
Event Tutors
Various Speakers
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Target Audiences
Assistant Heads, Attendance Officers/Leads, Chairs of Governors, Clerks to the Governors, Deputy Heads, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Early Career Teachers (ECTs), Early Years Practitioners, ECT Induction Tutors/Mentors, Estates/Facilities Managers, Governors, Headteachers/Principals, Leaders/Managers, Meal Time Assistants (MTAs), Middle Leaders, Pastoral staff, Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs), School Administrators, School Business Managers, SENDCOs, Senior Leaders, Subject Leaders, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, THRIVE Practitioners, Trustees, Unqualified Teachers (UQTs)
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Course Types
Short Course
Course Funding Types
Autism, Behaviour, Safeguarding/Child Protection, SEND, Trauma, Well-being
Event description
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Workshop Content
- Offering a definition of mental health and further insight
- Exploring mental health diagnosis and treatment
- Examining how different mental health conditions present, including what we may see in school and how to support young people with anxiety and depression

This course is for: anyone working in an educational setting who wants to develop their understanding of supporting mental health needs.

This training is delivered by the award-winning School for Inspiring Talents. Our team will share real life case studies from their work on the front line, supporting children’s transformation within an educational setting.

Jules Sanders is the manager of Life Chance’s Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), and has worked in Alternative Provision and Specialist Settings as Vice Principal and Department Lead. She was previously a Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK) senior trainer. She has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified primary teacher and SENDCo supporting children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) specialising in inclusion, behaviour and emotional wellbeing. In recent years Jules has been the team manager within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and a Lead for the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) Team in Plymouth. She has also held responsibility for the Primary Mental Health Work (PMHW) Team and the Infant Mental Health (IMH) Team.

Megan Hornsby is a Mental Health Practitioner at SfIT, working with learners and leading on projects to enhance staff wellbeing. She has been a qualified and registered social worker for 12 years and has an advanced diploma in specialist mental health practice. Her background in both social care and mental health services gives her a breadth of knowledge and experience of therapeutic interventions and crisis management. She has a Level 5 Diploma from Trauma Informed Schools UK (TIS) and is a trauma-focused CBT practitioner.

Cost: £50 for SWIFT member schools | £75 for other colleagues
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Start Date
Wednesday 15 March 2023
End Date
Wednesday 15 March 2023
Closing Date
Tuesday 14 March 2023
14:00 - 16:30
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