Series 3 Webinars and Series 1 and 2 On-Demand Webinar Library

These Webinars are powered by Innovating Minds & EduPod our online platform to support schools to create mentally healthy environments.
Upcoming

Primary to Secondary Transition: how to promote positive mental health

Key Note Speaker:Jo FitzGerard (Director at Primary2Secondary)

Date:  Thursday 30th September @ 4pm via Zoom

Research shows that the primary to secondary transition can be a time of great anxiety for many children. This often leads to a difficult start to secondary school, with consequences for mental health, behaviour, and learning.

So how, in practice, can we use this research to support our Year 6/Year 7 pupils, their families, and schools?

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Autism and females – are we ready?

Key Note Speaker: Dr Joanna Saddington (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist)

Date: Thursday 5th October at 4pm via Zoom

Autism has long been thought to be predominant in males. However, diagnosis in girls increasing. But are we ready? Do we really know what autism in girls looks like? Do we really know how to support girls on the spectrum? This webinar hopes to open up the dialogue about autism in females.

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Early Intervention: Supporting children who have experienced domestic abuse

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

Date: Thursday 21st October at 4pm via Zoom

This webinar explores how early trauma informed help can support children impacted by domestic abuse. You will learn more about the neuroscience underpinning a trauma informed approach and how you can help children and families.

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Transitions for children who have experienced trauma

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

This webinar will focus on the different experiences’ children impacted by trauma may have during a time of transition. 

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Clinical Supervision Hub

Key Note Speaker: Dr Zoe Cross

Clinical Supervision is an important component for staff's mental health and professional development. Access to regular clinical supervision will ensure that your staff can reflect on their work and process information that can have an effect on their emotional well-being.

Find out how we can match the needs of your staff with our clinicians to ensure we provide a safe and reflective space.

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'Being With' vs 'Doing To' Children

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

Life is often full of pressure, especially post-pandemic when there are fears children have ‘missed out.’

Time to reflect on how often we ensure we are fully with the children in our care. Why does fully ‘being with’ matter especially for children’s mental health and safeguarding?

What can we all do to enhance the children’s experience of feeling they are fully seen, heard and held?

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Mental health and the curriculum

Key Note Speaker: Anna Bateman (Strategic Wellbeing Lead)

In this session, you will understand the part that the PSHE curriculum plays in your whole-school approach to Mental Health. With the right tools and strategies, you will begin to know how to shape the curriculum to ensure it is contextual and ensures it promotes the well-being of the students in your school.

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Supporting young people with low mood or depression

Key Note Speaker: Dr Asha Patel (Clinical Psychologist and CEO of Innovating Minds)

This session will focus on:
• The continuum of low and depression
• The signs and symptoms of depression
• How to help a child experiencing low mood or depression

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What makes us safe practitioners?

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

Is it possible we assume children ‘know’ we are safe, what does safe even mean?

Time out to look at a child’s experience of being with an adult who feels safe, and how we can improve on this. What the needs and benefits are for children now, and in the long term.

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The Designated Mental Health Lead planner - A Guide and Checklist for the school year

Key Note Speaker: Clare Erasmus

By 2025 it is hoped every school in the country would have appointed a DMHL. 'The Designated Mental Health Lead planner' has been designed to get every DMHL started in working out how they can lead strategically and consistently in rolling out a whole school approach to mental health in schools.

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Supporting young people with Anxiety

Key Note Speaker: Dr Asha Patel (Clinical Psychologist and CEO of Innovating Minds)
 
This session will focus on, understanding anxiety, the signs and symptoms of anxiety and how to help a child experiencing anxiety.

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Adapting procedures and processes to support separated families

Key Note Speaker: Dr Asha Patel (Clinical Psychologist and CEO of Innovating Minds)
 
In 2020, there were 2.4 million separated families in Great Britain including 3.6 million children in separated families
Find out how schools can adapt procedures to ensure they are taking into consideration the needs of separated families. 

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Is the aim co-regulation or self-regulation?

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

An exploration of what is meant by co-regulation and whether there is too much emphasis on it being done in order to teach a child to self-regulate.

Are there links to beliefs around a child having increased resilience from receiving co-regulation? An opportunity to pause and put regulation under the microscope in order to better fulfil children’s needs.

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An Introduction to Mental Health

Key Note Speaker: Dr Asha Patel (Clinical Psychologist and CEO of Innovating Minds)

Introduction to mental health for individuals working to support children with careers advice and support. This session will focus on:

- Understanding the mental health continuum.
- Factors that may impact a young person’s mental health.
- The impact mental health can have on engaging in careers advice and guidance.
- Your role,  responsibilities & adhering to safeguarding protocols. 

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What is Childhood Trauma if not ACEs?

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

During this webinar we will explore how all trauma in childhood is the individual child’s experience based on multiple variables such as the access they have to one safe, soothing adult. An opportunity to take a breath and reset the possibility for improving outcomes for children.

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Life After Lockdown - Practical Tips for Families and Children

Key Note Speaker: Sue Atkins (Parenting Author and Broadcaster)

Sue Atkins is an internationally recognised Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker and Author of the Amazon best-selling books “Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children’ & ‘Raising Happy Children for Dummies’ one in the famous black and yellow series, as well as the ‘Can Do Kid’s Journal: Discover your Confidence Superpower’ & ‘The Divorce Journal for Kids’

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Supporting Hidden Victims of Domestic Abuse

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

Childhood Trauma expert Jane Evans speaks about how best to support children - the hidden victims of Domestic Abuse. 

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Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse

Key Note Speaker: Alexandra Nejad

Join Alexandra Nejad from award-winning British human rights charity Karma Nirvana, as she speaks about possible causes of honour based abuse and how to support those you believe to be affected.

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Developing your Compassion Capacity

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

Jane Evans explores the topic of compassion. What is compassion? How can we develop compassion capacity in order to support others?

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Staff Mental Health in Schools

Key Note Speaker: Amy Sayer (Author, Consultant and Teacher)

This webinar covers the need to talk about mental health in schools and identifying signs and symptoms of poor mental health in colleagues.

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FGM and other Harmful Procedures

Key Note Speaker: Amat Saeed (Project Worker at The National FGM Centre – Barnardos)

This session will give an overview of FGM, including the types, prevalence, health implications and the law in the UK. It will also explore concerns around risk and how to make referrals. 

 

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Working with Families Post Domestic Abuse

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

 

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Using Language to Build Strong Connections

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

Words always matter - Why and how language can build strong connections


 

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Child Criminal & Sexual Exploitation

Key Note Speaker: Nikki Holmes (owner of Safer Together)

Learn about the victim-offender overlap and practical steps that can be taken to prevent exploitation and free children from cycles of abuse. 


 

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Youth Gaming & Gambling Awareness: Harm Prevention

Key Note Speaker: Lucy Gardner (Education Manager, YGAM)

Gaming and gambling amongst young people and the potential harms they face.


 

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Festive Season: Through the Eyes of Trauma

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans (Childhood Trauma Expert)

The festive season can be a challenging time for children and families that have experienced trauma. Watch as Jane Evans explores this topic and takes Q&A from Webinar Participants. 


 

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Child to Parent Violence

Key Note Speaker: Jane Evans


 

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Introduction to EduPod & the Mental Health Lead role

Key Note Speaker: Dr Asha Patel (Clinical Psychologist) 


 

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Creating a Mental Health Strategy

Key Note Speaker: Dr Asha Patel (Clinical Psychologist)


 

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Attachment in Educational Settings

Key Note Speakers: Dr Sarah-Jane Knight


 

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Implementing Therapeutic Strategies within Educational Settings

Key Note Speaker: Mary Meredith 


 

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Supporting Children with Loss and Grief

Key Note Speaker: Mike Armiger


 

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Using Therapeutic Strategies to Manage Behaviour that Challenges Us

Key Note Speaker: Clare Edmondson


 

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Supporting Staff Mental Health in Educational Settings

This webinar is to support schools with developing strategies to support staffs mental health. 

Key Note Speaker: Annie Poole


 

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How to Improve Your Family's Sleep in Lockdown

This webinar is to support families find out more about sleep, and learn new strategies to sleep better.


 

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Using Emotion Coaching: In Educational Settings

This webinar focused on understanding how emotion coaching can be used within schools to support students with emotional regulation and problem solving. 


 

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The Role of the Mental Health Lead

This webinar focused on understanding the role of the mental health lead and how to engage with the wider teams within the school to implement the whole school approach. Clare also shares her thoughts of the role to cope with COVID-19.  


 

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Gangs & Violence: Supporting Students

This webinar focused on understanding the context of working with children and families that are at risk of violence. Robin highlighted the research and spoke about how schools can support these children. 


 

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Domestic Abuse & The Impact on Children: What Can Schools Do?

This webinar is focused on the impact of domestic abuse on children. Hear from a trauma expert Jane Evans about the impact it can have and what schools can do to support these children. 


 

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What is a Whole School Approach?

What is a Whole School Approach?

This webinar focused on understanding what the whole school approach to mental health is and the challenges associated with implementing the approach. 


 

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in the Education Sector

This webinar focused on understanding where we are and how mental health leads can ensure their schools are ready and motivated to creating mentally healthy environments.