Education professionals meet in Liverpool to discuss mental health

Conference at ACC Liverpool was funded by the Liverpool Learning Partnership, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and supported by Liverpool City Council’s Families Programme

Sara Saunders
Sara Saunders speaks at the education conference. Picture by Dave Brownlee Photography

 

More than 300 teachers, headteachers and school governors from across Liverpool attended the city’s first education-focused mental health conference at ACC Liverpool.

Funded by the Liverpool Learning Partnership, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, supported by Liverpool City Council’s Families Programme and sponsored by Educate Magazine, Education in Mind explored issues surrounding mental health and emotional wellbeing within a local education context.

Speakers included Sara Saunders, implementation lead (Green Paper), Children and Young People’s Mental Health Team, NHS England and Pete Latham, head of national team, Mental Health Delivery Division, Department for Education. 

Outlining their joint work to improve and support children and young people’s mental health on a national and regional level, Sara praised Liverpool for the quality induction of the recently appointed Mental Health Support Teams.

Ms Saunders said: “The scale of Education in Mind demonstrated how important children and young people’s emotional and mental wellbeing is to professionals working in education and health in Liverpool, the increasing level of join up between the systems is really exciting.

“From a national perspective, the local commitment to meeting the needs of more children and young people at an earlier stage is very welcome.”

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