- Lynne Neagle AM, Chair of The Children, Young People and Education Committee, National Assembly for Wales
- Dr Dave Williams, Professional Adviser, Children's Mental Health, Welsh Government, Chair, Children in Wales and Divisional Director, Family and Therapy Services, Aneurin Bevan University Local Health Board
- Dr Julie Bishop, Director of Health Improvement, Public Health Wales
- Caroline Newman, Headteacher, Gladstone Primary School and ACE ambassador for the Barry Schools cluster
- Sonja Barnard, Strategic Lead – Humanities, Health and Wellbeing, Central South Consortium
- Kelly Forrest-Mackay, Acting Headteacher, St Illtyd’s Primary School, Blaenau Gwent
- Vicki Pitman, Assistant Headteacher, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr, Cardiff
- Dr Ian Smillie, Senior Educational Psychologist, Gwent Attachment Service/Whole School Approaches to Emotional Wellbeing, Child and Family Psychology and Therapies Service, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
- Marc Batten , Assistant Headteacher, Wellbeing, Engagement and Inclusion, Bassaleg School, Newport
- Ben Lane, Well-Being Coordinator, Bassaleg School, Newport
- Elizabeth Williams, Co-Lead for Education, Developing a Cross Sector Mindfulness Strategy for Wales
- Dr Graham Moore, Deputy Director, DECIPHer and Reader in Social Sciences and Health, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
- Joan Roberts, School Health Research Network Manager, DECIPHer, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
- Dr Sue Roffey, Director, Growing Great Schools Worldwide
- Dr Robert Brooks, Educational Psychologist, Gloucestershire County Council
The new Curriculum for Wales features Health and Wellbeing as one of the six Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE) and the development and design of the Health and Well-being curriculum needs to be reflected in the school’s ethos and environment, support services and policies.
Senedd Insight's Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference will feature key stakeholders to explore how schools, the NHS, the voluntary sector and local authorities can adopt a whole-system, whole-school approach to children and young people's emotional and mental health and well-being.
Taking place, on 27 January 2020 in Cardiff, Wales, this one-day event will feature keynote speaker, Lynne Neagle, Chair of The Children, Young People and Education Committee, National Assembly for Wales and a host of others on how to adopt a whole-school and collaborative approach to children's mental health and wellbeing in schools.
This event will also showcase whole-school case studies from ACE ambassador and headteacher of Gladstone Primary School in Barry - the first school in Wales to receive accredited status as a trauma informed and mental health aware school. Plus the assistant headteacher and director of standards for wellbeing of Bassaleg School in Newport, which was commended for its focus on mental wellbeing in its Estyn May 2019 report .
Join us at our Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Conference to learn how to adopt a whole-school and whole-system approach and improve the emotional and mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Wales.