About this seminar

Adopting a whole school approach to supporting student’s mental health and wellbeing, such as our 5 Steps Framework, requires a coordinated approach across all staff within an education setting. Whilst there is a vast array of guidance and, more recently, training available for mental health leads in schools, there is a lack of practical guidance available for class teachers to assist them in supporting young people’s mental health.

This seminar will share a new toolkit from the Anna Freud Centre and The Early Intervention Foundation which provides guidance on practical steps teachers and other adults in secondary schools can take to promote and support mental health, through their everyday interactions with students.

The toolkit has been informed by the latest evidence on what works. It was designed with both teachers and young people to ensure that it reflects the reality of school life and the wider social context.

The seminar will focus on the wide range of effective strategies to improve students’ mental health and wellbeing through everyday practices in the classroom.

We will be joined by expert panellists from the Early Intervention Foundation: Dr Aleisha Clarke, Director of Evidence, Miriam Sorgenfrei, Senior Research Officer, Jean Gross CBE, Associate, and Rahi Popat, Pastoral Support Officer at Keyham Lodge School. 

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this seminar are:

  • to be informed about the new EIF/AFC toolkit for education staff
  • to summarise the evidence behind the toolkit and insights from its co-production process
  • to learn practical strategies for secondary school teachers and support staff to employ in their everyday practice to support mental health and wellbeing.
Who is this seminar suitable for?

The new toolkit is aimed at secondary school staff, however all school and FE college leaders, teachers and school staff are welcome, particularly those with a responsibility for mental health. This seminar is also open to educational psychologists, and any allied professionals interested in supporting mental health in schools and FE colleges.

Registration and accessibility

This seminar will take place online via Zoom, a registration link will be sent to you closer to the date.

Before booking, please ensure you meet the system requirements.

This seminar will have automatic subtitles available.

Contact us

Please contact for any queries relating to this seminar.

3rd November 2022
  • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • 1.5 hours
  • 16:30 - 18:00 (UK time)


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