Health and Wellbeing conference
11 July @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- School Nurses
- Pastoral practitioners tasked with development and nurture of student wellbeing.
For those counting training hours for revalidation, the majority of the conference can be counted, and evidence of attendance can be requested.
Programme format and topics:
- Session 1: Normalising the conversation around mental health, promoting positive wellbeing led by Jake Mills, Chasing the Stigma
- Session 2: Emotional regulation led by Alicia Drummond, Founder, TeenTips
Emotional Regulation is the ability to control our emotions, both positive and negative, so we can use them optimally. In this talk we will explore how we can help young people to effectively manage and respond to emotional experiences, increase their window of tolerance and develop healthy coping strategies, so that they can thrive, socially, emotionally and academically.
- Session 3a: Raising clinical standards led by Jane Graham R.S.C.N, Director of Health and Wellbeing, BSA Group and Director, Hieda
This session aims to look in depth at the provision of care in small non NHS regulated health care settings such as independent schools, sports centres and workplaces. As an employer how do you know the care being provided is of a high standard and meets the needs of your employees/users? As nurses what are your benchmarks? How do you know you are providing the best care possible? We will be discussing ways that you can self regulate to ensure best practice and high standards of clinical care. We will introduce a toolkit for line-managers and health care professionals that can be worked through to establish outstanding standards.
- Session 3b: Nutritional support for emotional wellbeing led by Dan Richardson, Head Nutritionist, DRN
Dan will explore the ways in which a healthy diet can impact on a person’s mental health. He will explore this in relation to the teenager, sports situation and how we can support someone in the workplace/school setting. He will also look at the pros and cons of supplements and build up drinks.
- Session 4: Sport and exercise: the promotion of wellbeing and emotional resilience led by keynote speaker, Sally Gunnell OBE
We are delighted to have secured former British track and field athlete and Olympian, Sally Gunnell OBE, as our keynote speaker for the conference. Sally will take delegates on an Olympic gold medal winning journey and the valuable lessons she learnt about resilience that she continues to use in her personal and work life today. Improving our mental and physical resilience will mean when handling the stress and demands life throws at us, it won’t send our physical and mental wellbeing spiralling out of control. Sally’s ethos is about encouraging small changes that translate into making a bigger overall sustainable difference and she will encourage the audience to reflect on their own lives, taking stock of what changes they could make to their own wellbeing.
- Session 5a: Supporting pupils with dyslexia, autism and ASD led by Dr Emma Watts, School GP, Cranleigh School
Emma will discuss Cranleigh’s new approach to managing pupils with ADHD that supports the health and wellbeing of the child first aid foremost. The program looks at strategies and techniques used to support children in the educational setting to build self- esteem and confidence through ways to improve focus without the need for medication. Medication may be required but this method helps a child develop their own coping strategies.
- Session 5b: To board or not to board: when is remaining in boarding no longer supportive for students who self-harm? Considerations for schools when making this decision led by Rachel Hart, Deputy head of pastoral Roedean school
This session will discuss approaches to decision making on whether a pupil who is struggling with mental illness can remain in boarding. Over the last few years we have seen a rise in mental ill health and this has brought concerns about the suitability of boarding when a young person is vulnerable and potentially unable to keep themselves safe. Rachel will talk about the impact on staff, other pupils and academics as well as the pupil themselves.
- Session 6a: Guidance to adhere by to have high standards of inclusivity led by Elizabeth Faircliffe, EDI – NMC (EDI team, practical standards team) – code of conduct, inspection criteria (ISI, CQC, NMS)
The NMC will talk about how nurses can improve EDI in the school setting. We will explore the roles of the nurse and gain ideas on how to improve practice
- Session 6b: The Sleep Program led by Melissa Clinton, Head of Wellbeing at Canford School, Sleep Practitioner and Physio
Melissa will tell us about their award winning sleep program imitative that has been implemented during covid-19 and on into the return to school. It looks at creating a healthy sleep routine with ongoing support to educate and review sleep patterns. Their aim has been to develop an open culture about sleep issues and encourage help seeking attitudes in young people.
- BSA/Hieda Full Member – £185
- BSA/Hieda Additional Full Member – £95
- BSA Affiliate Member – £280
- BSA Additional Affiliate Member – £120
- Non-member – £370
- BSA Full Member Whole School Rate – £400
This course is regulated and approved by Qualsafe, which conforms with HSE guidance.