Connected Belonging. Mental health event for schools and partners 29th June
Friday 5th May 2023
Enhancing school-based support for mental health and wellbeing: Connected Belonging
This face to face event will be held on the 29th June 2023 in Wiltshire.
Light refreshments provided
Venue: Trowbridge Rugby Club.
Free funded by University of Bath Impact Fund
Connect your practical experience of supporting young people’s mental health in schools with a research informed approach to improving wellbeing. Learn about the benefits of Connected Belonging, which complements existing wellbeing strategy approaches through attention to young people’s social identities and relationships.
This half-day staff training workshop outlines an evidence-informed approach to enhancing wellbeing in schools and a set of principles to shape wellbeing strategy in your setting. Education Researchers from the University of Bath will share key findings from a six-year research programme. This includes insights into young people’s perspectives on their mental health support in schools in South West England and key aspects of wellbeing that they feel are neglected. The focus will be on the practical relevance of these findings, while exploring how and why supporting pupils’ sense of connectedness and belonging is essential to wellbeing.
Connected Belonging supports and complements other approaches including Healthy Schools, 5 way to wellbeing and the current national guidance for schools.
Enquiries: Alison Douthwaite, University of Bath, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Connect your practical experience of supporting young people’s mental health in schools with a research informed approach to improving wellbeing through attention to young people’s social identities, sense of belonging and connectedness
- Develop your understanding of young people’s perceptions of/ views on current approaches to supporting wellbeing in schools and how this new approach can enhance existing practices
- Learn about key insights into mental health support in schools from four research studies from the last 6 years
- Access resources and activity ideas and network with other mental health leads to discuss ways to tailor these for your setting.
Audience Mental Health Leads in schools, Lead Mental Health practitioners working in schools, Staff responsible for wellbeing strategy, MHST school leads