We’re hosting virtual events throughout the year to help keep mental health and wellbeing on the agenda at schools. Visit this page for details of upcoming webinars and training sessions.
See below for past events and watch recordings back online.
Pupil wellbeing: a panel discussion on the return to school following lockdown
We kicked off our year-long focus on mental health and wellbeing in schools with a panel-style webinar. Mental health professionals and thought leaders in the sector came together to talk about pupil wellbeing on the return to school following lockdown.Watch the webinar
Jack Parsons, CEO of The Youth Group and Mental Health ambassador
Jack Parsons is an award-winning young entrepreneur, public speaker and subject expert on youth and is known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer.
Jack’s been honoured awards over the last 3 years including Young Digital Leader Of The Year, The 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy, Most Connected Young Entrepreneur, 50 Top kindest leaders and Top 10 UK Young Entrepreneurs to Watch.
Jack is currently the CEO of The Youth Group which is building the world’s largest most connected marketplace and community for young people with one aim: to help improve the odds for young people across the commonwealth to achieve their full potential in work.
On top of running The Youth Group, Jack advises a number of organizations and figureheads on young people.
Matthew Audley, Lead Trainer with children’s mental health charity Place2Be
Matthew is Lead Trainer at children’s mental health charity Place2Be and has UK-wide responsibility for the quality assurance of training delivery. He works on the development of training and consultation packages for community and education professionals, including Place2Be’s flagship ‘Mental Health Champions’ programmes. He currently leads on the design, delivery and supervision of Place2Be’s cutting-edge Place2Think service.
Matthew has a Masters in ‘Consulting and Leading in Organisations: Psychodynamic and Systemic Approaches’ through the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. He is also a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, as well as CBT therapist, qualified through UCL/KCL, with 25 plus years’ clinical experience working with children, adults and couples.
Margaret Greenwood, MP for Wirral West and Shadow Minister for Schools
Margaret Greenwood was elected as Member of Parliament for Wirral West in 2015 and was returned at the 2017 and 2019 general elections. She is currently Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister.
Margaret was Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from March 2018-April 2020 and before that served as Shadow Employment Minister.
Before her appointment to Labour’s Front Bench, Margaret was a member of the Environmental Audit Committee, examining the impact of government policy on the environment.
She has also worked as an English teacher in secondary schools, a lecturer in further education and an adult education tutor.
Adrian Bethune, teacher, wellbeing lead governor and author of Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom
Adrian has been teaching wellbeing to primary school children and teachers since 2010. In 2017, he set up Teachappy to share knowledge of simple, evidence-based things we can do to look after our mental and physical health with others, so we can all lead healthier, happier lives in and outside of school.
As well as teaching part-time, Adrian is also Lead curriculum designer for Oxford University Press’ International Wellbeing Curriculum, Education Policy Co-Lead at the Mindfulness Initiative, a Board Member of the Youth Sports Trust ‘Well Schools Movement’, and Advisor for Cambridge University’s research projects into mental health in schools.
In 2018 Adrian wrote ‘Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom – A Practical Guide to Teaching Happiness’ and co-authored A Little Guide To Teacher Wellbeing and Self-Care which is out in October 2020.
Rachel Przybylski, Mental Health and Wellbeing Governor at Bisley C of E Primary School in Surrey