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


Standard pricing available until 04 June 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Student RSM Trainee
£30.00 £20.00 £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Teacher Trainee Student AHP / Nurse / Midwife
£50.00 £33.00 £33.00 £33.00 £33.00

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)

Lord Richard Layard, Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, Mrs Ceri Stokes, Designated Safeguarding Lead - Senior School, Kimbolton School and Dr Jacqueline Phillips Owen, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and King’s College London, School Governor Leathersellers Federation

Workshops 1

Dr Sophie Browning, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Psychologist for inpatient, Child and adolescent mental health services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Zippy’s Friends for SEN

Ms Hannah Craig, Project Manager, Partnership for Children

Tea and coffee break
Workshop 2
Whole school approach

Mr Ian MacDonald, Consultant Trainer, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Nurture Groups and Boxall profile

Ms Yvonne Monaghan, Nurtureuk

Health Minds

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
Pyramid Project

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

Taking Control

Dr Lorna Taylor, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Lunch break
Feedback session and discussion (All delegates) 

Mrs Ceri Stokes


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