About this event

  • Date and time Wed 5 Jun 2019 from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Location Chandos House
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This workshop will highlight the practicalities of interventions on offer that bring together medical and educational professionals wishing to provide better care for school children and young people with mental health needs.

The workshop will provide a forum to share views and discuss implementation with educational providers, professionals, parents and young people in the context of the recent government initiative: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision - a Green Paper (2017) and create an opportunity to discuss how health and education professionals can effectively collaborate.   

This half day workshop follows on from the 14th May conference (Transforming children’s mental health in schools: Targeted interventions) and aims to utilize a day in half term to gather teachers and educators. 

Workshop topics of discussion include:  

  • Explore and consider some of the proposed targeted interventions on offer and how they might be implemented in educational settings
  • Understand the obstacles to target mental health in schools and think how these might be overcome
  • Discuss how and if current policy is addressing the issues facing young people and schools
  • Provide a platform to discuss how mental health practitioners and teachers can contribute to future intervention and policy strategies
  • Teachers, parents, pupils, clinicians and mental health charities and policy-makers to contribute to the ongoing discussion

Key speakers

Lord Richard Layard

Lord Richard Layard

British Labour Economist, Programme Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. And co-author of the book Thrive: The power of evidence-based psychological therapies.

Speaker's biography

Lord Layard's early career focused on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. He was Senior Research Officer for the famous Robbins Committee on Higher Education. This committee's report led to the massive expansion of UK university education in the 1960s and 1970s.


Following research on happiness begun in the 1970s by economists such as Richard Easterlin at the University of Southern California, he has written about the economics of happiness, with one theme being the importance of non-income variables on aggregate happiness, including mental health.


His main current interest is how better mental health could improve our social and economic life. His work on mental health, including publishing The Depression Report in 2006, led to the establishment of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme in England. He is co-editor of the World Happiness Report, with John F. Helliwell and Jeffrey Sachs.


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Policy and outcomes session (all delegates)

Dr Charlene Amey, Psychiatry Section Trainee Representative, Royal Society of Medicine

Lord Richard Layard, Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Mrs Ceri Stokes, Assistant Head, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Kimbolton School

Dr Jacqueline Phillips Owen, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, School Governor Leathersellers Federation

Workshop 1: Select your workshop for this session at the registration desk
CUES-Ed: A whole class CBT programme to help children keep their brains amazing

Location: Duke of Chandos Room - 1A

Dr Sophie Browning, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Psychologist for Inpatient, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Making whole school approaches to mental health evidence based

Location: Robert Adam Room - 1B

Mr Ian MacDonald, Consultant Trainer, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Empowering parents empowering communities: At the heart of changing lives

Location: James Adam Room - 1C

Dr Crispin Day, Head, Centre for Parent and Child Support, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Head, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Research Unit, King’s College London

Tea and coffee break
Workshop 2: Select your workshop for this session at the registration desk
Zippy’s Friends for SEND –Coping skills

Location: Duke of Chandos Room - 2A

Ms Hannah Craig, Project Manager, Partnership for Children and Lizzie Poulton, Programme Manager, Partnership for Children

Nurture Groups and Boxall profile: Embedding the nurture principles, along with the Boxall profile

Location: Robert Adam Room - 2B

Ms Yvonne Monaghan, Nurtureuk

Teaching healthy minds in schools

Location: James Adam Room - 2C

Lord Richard Layard, Dr Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in Behavioural Science, London School of Economics and Ms Lucy Bailey, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Bounce Forward


Workshop 3: Select your workshop for this session at the registration desk
Addressing the needs of invisible children in schools

Location: Duke of Chandos Room - 3A

Ms Bronach Hughes, Pyramid Project Co-ordinator, University of West London

Taking control group – Adapted DBT in alternative educational provisions

Location: Robert Adam Room - 3B

Dr Lorna Taylor and Dr Ermione Neophytou, Principal Clinical Psychologist, National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Adolescent At-Risk and Forensic Service, South London and The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London


The Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Training Programme and its use in primary schools

Location: James Adam Room - 3C

Dr Rachel Hayes, Trial Manager and Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter and Ms Kristin Cain, Self-employed Consultant in Child Behaviour and Family Wellbeing, Fortescue Cross Consulting Ltd

Lunch break
Feedback session and discussion (All delegates) 

Chair: Dr Jacqueline Phillips Owen


Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ, United Kingdom