Peterborough Mental Health in Education Show.

Friday 21st 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 ( 

Seminar 2


Clare Williams - Hearing the child’s voice at the heart of SEMH intervention


£15 +VAT

With children’s mental health at a critical level, how do we support children to express, understand and be able to regulate their feelings to manage in the learning environment? How do we ensure children’s voices are really heard and are at the heart of inclusion and intervention? 

This workshop focuses on the experience of children in the Hamish & Milo programme, involved in the University of Bath research project. It highlights the importance of a safe and secure environment with trusted adults so that children feel listened to as they develop the social and emotional skills for life and learning. 

Seminar 4


Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta - Supporting social and emotional wellbeing Brick-by-Brick: Introducing the Brick-by-Brick programm


£15 +VAT

In this session, you will be introduced to the latest thinking in LEGO-based therapy. You will discover the latest research on how collaborative LEGO play can be used to support social and emotional wellbeing for neurodivergent children, and consider how this approach is also relevant for any child needing support to develop a sense of belonging, acceptance and confidence in a group situation. 

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. 



£20 +VAT

A talk from this years keynote speaker.

Followed by the presentation of the Mental Health in Education awards.

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.  

Mark Solomons - Looking after yourself



Week after week we see reports and statistics about the declining mental health, increasing stress levels and higher levels of burnout of education staff, 

Whatever your situation there is only one person that you can rely on to make any much needed changes – YOU.

This short interactive session will provide an opportunity for you to think about your own wellbeing and share strategies and tips you can use to better manage your stressors. All attendees will be given free access to the Welbee Wellbeing Toolkit, including the World’s first AI staff wellbeing assistant specifically for those working in education

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.

Workshop 4


Alexandra Foster & Robert Fisher - Pursuing the Power of Nature in Wellbeing



The workshop will take you through the Japanese techniques of forest bathing, including the peer reviewed and data driven results. Learn how implementing a structured nature intervention has a wide variety of mental and physical health benefits for all ages. We will use Q&A and group discussion to work out how this would look in your setting and anticipate any barriers to use. 

Richard Daniel Curtis - Ask the expert



Q and A with expert Richard Daniel Curtis

Secondary Mental Health Lead networking



An opportunity to meet with other leads from your own phases

Primary Mental Health Lead networking



An opportunity to meet with other leads from your own phases

How to find the show.

The Key Theatre are located on the Embankment just beside Peterborough’s City Centre. The full address is:

Key Theatre
Embankment Road


    By Car.

    The Key Theatre is located conveniently near the town centre. With easy access parking near by.

    By Bus.

    Services Citi 1, Citi 2, 36, and InterConnect 37 all stop within the city centre and almost all local bus services run in to Queensgate Bus station including Stagecoach Bus routes and National Express services.

    By Train.

    Peterborough Station is well connected with main line services running from London, Cambridge, East Anglia and the East Midlands. Check with your local operator for train times.

    For Your Convenience.

    If you have any questions about the venue or accessing the venue please give the Key Theatre team a call and one of their friendly team will be pleased to help. 01733 852992 or email the team at

    Car Parking.

    For patrons visiting by car, the Riverside pay and display car park is located just outside the main entrance of the theatre. Alternative parking can be found at Wellington Street and Dickens Street car parks.

    Wheelchair Access.

    The Key theatre is accessible for wheelchair use and have reserved wheelchair spaces.

    Child & Baby Facilities.

    • There are accessible toilets on the ground floor just to the left of the foyer, inside which there are hand rails either side of the sink and next to the toilet, as well as a red emergency pull cord.
    • There are further toilets on the ground floor directly as you enter the foyer. 
    • The nearest Changing Places toilets are located in the Car Haven Public Toilets on St, Peter’s Road, Peterborough, PE1 1HG.

    Hearing Aid Induction Loop.

    • To support patrons with hearing aids that are switched to the ‘T’ position we have hearing aid induction loops.
    • These are located at the Box Office, Studio Theatre, and Main Auditorium.

    For Further details head to the Key Theatre website:

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