Children's Mental Health Conference

This event has already taken place.

Redmonds Building

8:30 am - 1:00 am

The third annual LJMU conference, sponsored by Hayes Recruitment and the NASUWT,  focussing on the mental health needs of young children in primary school, and also those of their teachers.

This year’s morning key note speaker is Alistair Bryce Clegg who was most recently seen presenting on Channel 4’s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’.  While Prof Jonathon Glazzard, is the afternoon key note. He currently leads on research in The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools.

There are a number of breakout sessions, which run 11.30-12.30, 2-2.50, 3-3.50. These breakout sessions are themed around three strands: Special Care Children ( including Mike Armitage- Looked after children; Philomene Uwamaliya- Refugee Children; Paula Price: Life Story Therapist; Dot Pritchard- Female Genital Mutilation) Approaches to Teaching about Mental Health (including, Dave Fernyhough Place 2 Be, Jenny Holder- learning through stories; Leigh Horner MYA- ROAR; Jenny Wynn and Lyndsay Muir Tea with Trans, what’s on and off the menu; John Sheppard: Resilience Doughnut, Prof Dave Putwain: STEPS intervention exam anxiety)  and Teachers’ Mental Health  ( including Paula Kennedy- systemic strategies; Rachel Muns- resilient me; Steve Waters- Teach Well; Jean Austin- redress the stress).

Attendees are invited to purchase their key note speaker tickets prior to the event, and then sign up on the day ( on a first come, first served basis) for the breakout sessions. Please note: due to room size some of these sessions are limited, and as such it would be advisable to arrive early to sign up for particular sessions.