The School of Thought Series: Lesson Two

Mapping out your Mental Health Priorities

The School of Thought Series: Lesson Two

Despite growing discussions on mental health in 6–16-year-olds, 75% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem aren’t getting the help they need. It’s clear that now is the time for a strategic approach to prioritising wellbeing and reducing inequalities – and education is a key component.

Join our webinar: “Mapping out your mental health priorities” on Wednesday 25th May, 3:30pm – the second lesson in our School of Thought Series.

A panel not to be missed, IRIS Education host Tom Kershaw will be joined for a discussion by guest speakers Paddy Sloan, Director of ‘A Million and Me’ at BBC Children in Need; and Annie Evans, Clinical Lead for Schools & Communities at Place2Be. Our experts will discuss:

➼ Details on BBC Children in Need’s ‘A Million and Me’ programme
➼ How Place2Be are supporting children’s mental health in schools
➼ Recent research and statistics that have unveiled new priorities for the education sector
➼ Using these priority areas to develop a mental health action plan for real change
➼ How you can utilise existing statutory guidance
➼ The steps our guest speakers’ organisations are taking to promote positive wellbeing in schools and wider communities.

Attendees will have the opportunity to put their own questions to our panel.

A snippet on BBC Children in Need’s ‘A Million and Me’
A Million & Me is a £10million programme funded by BBC Children in Need that is designed to support 8–13-year-olds across the UK to enjoy good mental health and emotional wellbeing.  Through the work of funded partners, children and the trusted adults in their lives are encouraged to connect on shared concerns and to provide support to children when, where and how they want it.

A snippet on Place2Be’s Mental Health Leads Training
Place2Be has developed a comprehensive programme for Senior Mental Health Leads to develop a whole school approach to wellbeing and mental health. Their aim is to inspire leaders to build a wider network among their peers to collectively transform school mental health. 

Don’t miss out – save your seat at our upcoming session today! Plus, look out for information on our next School of Thought lesson for further tips on putting wellness first in your school or across your MAT.

Hosted by:

Paddy Sloan

Director of ‘A Million and Me’, BBC Children in Need

Tom Kershaw

Education Market Specialist, IRIS Software Group

Annie Evans

Clinical Leader for Schools & Communities, Place2Be


Gillian O'Dea CA

Director, J H Greenwood and Company

Eva Mrazikova (Moderator)

Accountancy Market Specialist, IRIS Software Group

Register now!