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Malvern College to host 2nd Mental Health conference

This September, the College will host the second annual conference on Mental Health in 7-13 year olds for primary and secondary school leaders

Posted by Alice Savage | May 12, 2017 | Health & wellbeing

Malvern College, which has been leading initiatives on mental health and well-being for young people for a number of years, is to host a second annual conference for school leaders of primary and preparatory schools on Tuesday 19th September 2017.  

Speakers, including experienced educationalists from Malvern College and ‘The Self Esteem Team’ who have advised government and over 300 schools, will present the latest well-being strategies which nurture a positive and proactive school culture and help children establish firm foundations for a successful education and a fulfilling adulthood.  

Themes to be explored and explained during the day will include active listening and using student surveys, Affective Social (AS) Tracking, promoting a positive body image, mental health first aid, keys to a successful life skills programme, mindfulness classes, effective pastoral care, the transition to senior school, and preparing children to manage the world that they live in.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has committed recently to a ‘transformation of the mental health landscape’ and indeed together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are setting the national agenda by acknowledging mental health issues that threaten our children and young people as they progress through school into adulthood.

Wellbeing is at the heart of what we do as we seek to encourage qualities such as resilience, collaboration, curiosity and ambition through an extensive academic, co-curricular and mental health programme - Antony Clark, Headmaster of Malvern College

“Issues relating to teenage mental health have quite rightly been prominent in the media recently. This second annual conference will help ensure that as we, as school leaders, share best practice and understand how to help our pupils manage the increasing pressures of the modern world. Wellbeing is at the heart of what we do as we seek to encourage qualities such as resilience, collaboration, curiosity and ambition through an extensive academic, co-curricular and mental health programme,” said Antony Clark, Headmaster of Malvern College.

The conference will be open to school leaders and Heads from both the state primary and independent preparatory sectors and further information can be found at www.malverncollege.org.uk/conferences or by contacting the conference organiser, Tom Newman, at: tpn@malcol.org.      

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