About this event

  • Date and time Wed 12 May 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This webinar will explore how the mental health of teachers and school staff have been impacted by pandemic school closures, subsequent re-openings, and the pressures of delivering education in unprecedented circumstances. During the programme delegates will have the opportunity to engage in debate about the impact of the school closures during the UK lockdown period. 

During this webinar delegates will:

  • Understand how the teaching community has coped with the challenges and changes of the past year. 
  • Gain a greater awareness of the risks and early signs of school staff burnout and how this can be recognised and avoided.  
  • Recognise the importance of the mental health of staff in promoting mental health in the whole school.  

Join us to hear from educational professionals about how school communities have adjusted their working environments and how staff have supported each other in these unprecedented circumstances.

This episode is part of the psychiatry series: Transforming mental health in schools and colleges. Participants will be able to take the concepts and ideas explored during this series and adapt them for use in the classroom and clinical practice. This webinar has CPD accreditation. 

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterward. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 


Standard pricing available until 12 May 2021.


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Key speakers

Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching  

Speaker's biography

Professor Dame Alison Peacock is Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, a new Professional Body that seeks to raise our status through celebrating, supporting and connecting teachers to provide expert teaching and leadership. Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has spanned primary, secondary and advisory roles. She is an Honorary Fellow of Queens' College Cambridge, member of the Royal Society's Education Committee, and a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndŵr University. Her research is published in a series of books about Learning without Limits offering an alternative approach to inclusive school improvement.


Sinéad Mc Brearty

Chief Executive Officer, Education Support

Speaker's biography

Sinéad spent the first half of her career at KPMG’s financial services business unit working in marketing, product development and strategic planning. She moved to the not-for-profit sector as Deputy Chief Executive at Social Enterprise London, and subsequently a Director at social enterprise Women Like Us/Timewise. Before joining Education Support, she worked as an organisational development consultant with Systemic Coaching Partners, and was a visiting lecturer at Imperial College London & the Royal College of Art. Sinéad advocates for a systemic approach to wellbeing and mental health, highlighting the significance of teacher wellbeing for pupil learning and mental health, as well as social and economic outcomes. She is a governor at a south London primary school.



More from this series:

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The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children from BAME backgrounds

This webinar will highlight the lived experiences of children and young people in education suffering from mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the programme delegates will have the opportunity to engage in debate about the impact of the unprecedented school closures during the UK lockdown period. Participants will have their questions addressed by leaders in the field of education and child and adolescent mental health.  

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Transforming mental health in schools and colleges: The impact of COVID-19

This important full-day webinar will explore the views of clinicians, researchers, teachers, parents and young people in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the policy aspirations of the 2017 government initiative 'Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision - a Green Paper'. It will delve into how lockdown affected mental health in our nation’s schools, and how mental health interventions can be implemented in schools to provide earlier access to care.

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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