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HIEDA/BSA – What every Matron should know – the adolescent brain

6 February @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Venue: Zoom (online) – day seminar

Audience: All Boarding staff and those who wish to have an understanding of teenagers and their mental health

Course outline

This course takes a look at understanding the teenage brain. It focuses on development in relation to mental health, risk-taking and behaviours seen in the boarding setting.

Training topics will include:

  • The normal brain
  • The teenage brain
  • Why they behave the way they do
  • How can we manage this behaviour in the boarding setting.

Learning outcomes:

  • To have a better understanding of the teenage brain and what is normal behaviour
  • To identify and manage learned behaviours
  • To identify when things go wrong and put in support strategies
  • To create a supportive boarding environment.


  • HIEDA/BSA Member Rate: £155
  • BSA Affiliate Member Delegate Fee: £230
  • Non-member Rate: £310*

*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Hieda CPD and events, please click here.

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Rosie McManus RSCN, Dip HR (Child), BSc (Hons), MSc (Law), Head of Boarding, St John’s College School

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children Rosie came to school nursing in the independent sector 16 years ago. With a passion for boarding pastoral and health care Rosie has developed an interest in the understanding and development of the health needs of boarding school students. Passionate about the nurse’s role in the delivery of the PSHE curriculum, Rosie is currently the Head of Boarding at St John’s College School, she has a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, is a NUCO trainer and has a keen interest in the development of the school nurse role.


6 February
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Health in Education Association
Boarding School Association