Newcastle Mental Health in Education Show.

Friday 28th June 2024.


Richard Daniel Curtis - National Trends in Mental Health Strategy


£15 +VAT

Richard Daniel Curtis will be presenting national data gathered on mental health and wellbeing provision gathered through the free school and college audit tool ( 

Dr Andrew Scott - Using therapeutic principles in everyday conversations


£15 +VAT

This session is designed to explore how some of the therapeutic principles associated with formal therapeutic input can be incorporated into everyday conversations with those who see the young person most and have the closest working relationship with them.  


Some of the key therapeutic principles that we will explore will be from: 

  • motivational interviewing 
  • solution oriented psychology 
  • humanistic psychology 
  • narrative psychology 


Jenny Vecsey and Becci Best (Educational Psychologists) - Supporting Schools in Newcastle to Support those affected by Emotionally Based School Non Attendance: A Local Authority Approach


£15 +VAT


Neil Johnson - Mental Health – Supporting students to support themselves through an online ‘one stop shop’ Resource Hub


£15 +VAT

Neil Johnson from Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College talks about the development of an online hub for students, staff and parents. 

CARE Schools Project – the impact of embedding relational approaches on staff and children wellbeing


£15 +VAT


Grace Richards - Current Research on Mental Health in Secondary Education


£15 +VAT

Grace’s presentation will outline some of the key findings from her PhD studies. As part of her PhD, Grace has conducted retrospective interviews with adults about their mental health experiences at secondary school, worked with a current secondary school to evaluate their mental health interventions, and created and is implementing a new student resilience-building intervention. She hopes that it will be both interesting and valuable for staff to hear what research is being conducted in the secondary education mental health area. 




Alison Grimshaw & Yvonne Monaghan - The missing piece of the Jigsaw – Sensory Integration Difficulties



Discovering learners are struggling with sensory processing difficulties can sometimes be the missing piece of the jigsaw in gaining an understanding of learners social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. 


We will explore how sensory processing difficulties are sometimes overlooked and how we can make a difference by integrating short simple strategies throughout the day. The focus will be on tactile, vestibular, interoception. and proprioception as these senses have a significant impact on learner’s experiences within school. Targeting specific needs with strategies to support individual learners to feel more comfortable in the classroom often has a dramatic impact.  

Ian Jefferies - Prevention is better than cure: Life Skills Development to Nurture Positive Mental Health



The Fire Service is correct; prevention is better than cure. The UK, indeed the world, is experiencing a wave of mental health challenges, particularly among the young, for numerous and well documented reasons. Supporting professionals are working hard to douse the flames, yet the fire keeps spreading. While this intervention service is vital, there needs to be greater, collaborative effort in preventing, or at least mitigating, the effects of mental health issues. Ian’s presentation will outline ideas and opportunities to effect the strategic change required if the CYP generations are to be prepared for controlling their futures …..and consequently, ours….. 

Maxine Smith - Harnessing Equine Wisdom for Teachers’ Wellbeing



The symptoms and long term effects of chronic stress and burnout have far-reaching personal and professional consequences on an educators life,
often bringing a premature end to a promising career. Our workshop on establishing healthy boundaries, will discuss how this important skill, often left out of teacher training, makes a significant
impact on an educators ability to manage their stress, time, workload, classroom behaviour and relationships, negotiating a healthier work/life balance. Join us as we draw on the innate abilities of horses; either directly or indirectly, to empower
and support educators establish a greater
emphasis on their well-being.

Wendy Parrott & Laura Hartley - Cancer and Mental Health in Young People



Introduction to Youth Cancer Trust. Our history and the services we provide.  

Youth Cancer Trust holidays and online support programme.  

Mental Health and our Young People.  

Young People’s Voices: Their experience of mental health during and after cancer treatment.  

What change our young people would like to see in mental health and education to support young cancer patients.

Primary Mental Health Lead networking



An opportunity to meet with other leads from your own phases.

How to find the show.

The venue address is:

Holiday Inn Newcastle – Gosforth Park

Great North Road,
Seaton Burn,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE13 6BP

    By Car.

    The Holiday Inn is located conveniently near the A1. With onsite parking available.

    By Bus.

    Take the Arriva X21 or the X22 services from Newcastle Bus Station and exit at Fisher Lane. The hotel is 0.3 miles away from the bus stop.

    By Train.

    Newcastle Station is well connected with main line services. Check with your local operator for train times. A bus or taxi will need to be taken from the station.

    For Your Convenience.

    If you have any questions about the venue or accessing the venue please contact the Holiday Inn team and one of their friendly team will be pleased to help.

    Car Parking.

    Onsite car parking is available.

    Wheelchair Access.

    The Holiday Inn is accessible for wheelchair use and have reserved wheelchair spaces.

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