Mental Health Masterclass with Natasha Devon MBE
Friday 7th July 2017 | Bristol | 09:30 - 12:45
"Engaging, enlightening, inspirational and transformative"
"Such an incredible conference"
"The most entertaining yet informative speaker"
"Fantastic conference with lots of valuable information"
"Excellently presented, making the topic accessible, interesting, stimulating and relevant"
Delegate feedback from the 'Mental Health Masterclass with Natasha Devon MBE', Exeter, February 2017
One in ten children and young people aged 5 to 16 has a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder and around one in seven has less severe problems. Our youth spend more time in school than they do anywhere else except their own home. School is one of the best places for both educators and students to become increasingly aware of mental health, mental health problems and mental health disorders. However it is an area that schools naturally find a challenge to manage and support.
Come and hear from Natasha Devon MBE, the UK government's first 'mental health champion', who worked alongside an all-party parliamentary group on body image. Her role was created in response to the growing number of school children suffering from problems related to mental health, of which Natasha herself has experience: having recovered from an eating disorder in 2006.
In this Masterclass, Natasha will share approaches to supporting children with poor mental health, promote positive mental health and identify and address those with less severe problems at an early stage and build their resilience.
About Natasha Devon MBE
Natasha Devon MBE is a writer, campaigner & pundit.
She is co-founder of the Self Esteem Team & the Body Gossip Education Programme, both working in schools to help teenagers, their parents and teachers with mental health & body image challenges. She has authored several books and has a weekly column in the Times Educational Supplement.
In 2016, the Sunday Times and Debrett’s named Natasha one of the 20 most influential people in education.
The half day Masterclass with Natasha Devon will be broken down into two sessions in which delegates will have the opportunity to explore, discuss and practice the skills needed to support children and young people.
•The Three Key Skills crucial to mental health in children and young people and why it’s increasingly difficult for schools to practice them.Interactive workshop.
•Practical exercises which promote good mental health, positive body image and high self-esteem in the classroom – For both primary and secondary pupils.
Who should attend?
Primary and secondary school teachers, pastoral leaders, Special Educational Needs Coordinators, designated teachers for looked after children and others working to support children who suffer from, or are at risk of developing, mental health problems.