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Positive mental health in schools – Enquire conference 2016
On 10 March 160 people gathered at the 17th Enquire annual conference in Stirling to discuss young people’s mental health and wellbeing and what schools are doing to support young people’s mental health needs.
We considered how we prevent additional support for learning needs arising from mental health issues and dealing with acute mental health needs and were lucky to have several young people share their experiences and views with the delegates. Read our blog for a summary of their contribution.
We’ve had some great feedback from delegates about what they got out of the day:
“Now have a wide range of possibilities to explore to take our school forward to becoming more supportive in overcoming barriers to learning to become more mental health – friendly.”
“Insight into mental health and approaches I can use with my pupils. Awareness (of mental health issues) heightened”
Chris O’Sullivan, Mental Health Foundation – Young people and their mental health: How is the landscape changing?
Ruth Fidler, Education Consultant – Promoting social and emotional development in children with autism
Gennifer Graham – Keep soaring: Support for coping with loss
Anne Wilson, Action for Sick Children Scotland – Looked after children and the importance of attachment on their mental health and emotional well-being
Keir McKechnie, Includem – Supporting pupils by supporting families
View a short film of highlights from the day.