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Effectively Support Anxiety and Depression in the Education Setting

Monday 26 Sep 2022


Find out more about virtual attendance

This virtual Masterclass gives delegates the opportunity to learn about how you can support children and young people who are facing problems surrounding anxiety and depression.

“What we’ve seen across our frontline services in UK schools is rising numbers of young people struggling with anxiety, self-harm, eating difficulties and suicidal thoughts.”

Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be.

The increase in depression and anxiety amongst school pupils has been widely reported and can have a huge impact on learners. Mental Health Monthly Statistics released in May 2022 show that a record number of children and young people are being treated by the NHS for mental health problems.

This brand-new Masterclass has been put together specifically for senior leaders in schools to help them understand their role in supporting children facing these challenges. It is an ideal course for new and experienced senior mental health leads who might want to delve deeper into the topic of anxiety and depression.

You will come away with knowledge to assist you with early identification and intervention as well as practical ideas and tools to take back to your school and put into practice straight away to support your pupils. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues from other settings, as well as Sam, or expert speaker. Enabling you to delve into the specific challenges you are facing in you setting.

Senior Mental Health Leads, Pastoral Leads, Designated Safeguarding Leads, School Counsellors, School Nurses, SENCOs, members of the SLT should attend

This Masterclass will enable you to:

  • Understand what anxiety and depression looks like, what can cause it in children and young people and what physical impact it can have
  • Recognise indicators which could support early identification and intervention
  • Have an understanding of the treatments available to children and young people
  • Improve support in your setting with a range of interventions and adjustments
  • Introduce more proactive support for students who are most vulnerable and at risk of anxiety and depression
  • Get to grips with the importance of self esteem and how effective intervention can build resilience
  • Understand the role of the setting as a protective factor and how you can implement this best practice


Sam is a renowned speaker, trainer and author specialising in mental health and SEN. She has been a SENCo in a large secondary school and is a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and a Child and Adolescent Counsellor. Sam also set up a company providing mental health CBT programmes for schools. She is in high demand to speak at conferences and events and provides in-house training for schools and companies, nationally and internationally. Lauded for her humour and ‘telling it like it is’ approach to mental health, Sam has had her book Mental Health in Education published by Routledge, and regularly writes for several publications with more books in the pipeline for publication  

Facilitated by:

Sam Garner

Mental Health & Wellbeing Consultant

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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