Communication, coping strategies and care for mental health in youngsters with SEND

13th November 2018
Kingston Maurward College
Dorset DT2 8PY
9am – 4pm

£99 per person including lunch and refreshments
TADSS subscribers less 10%

For NQTs, TAs, family support workers, staff new to special schools, health and social care staff & parents of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and anyone who wants to learn more about ways to encourage and develop resilience in youngsters with SEND  

  • How can we help, not hinder the development of good enough mental health in youngsters with SEND?
  • What does anxiety look like and how does it show in behaviours and attitudes?
  • What are the best ways to communicate with pupils suffering from anxieties?
  • What can we do to support good mental health, including resilience, in the classroom and at home?
  • What does a safe and supportive environment look like?
  • How do we take care of ourselves so that we can take care of others?


MARY WEBB is a practitioner academic, combining a Principal Lecturer post at the University of Westminster with a consultancy, research and training business. She works for Young Minds org as a freelance training delivering training on children and young people’s mental health throughout the UK. She has a specialism in autism spectrum disorders and works for the National Autistic Society training health professionals to diagnose autism in children and adults and she is also part of their clinical diagnostic team.


MICHELLE HAYES is an experienced teacher in both primary and secondary phase, a Relate counsellor and is currently working as the lead practitioner for the The Chesil Family Partnership Zone, with a special role in reducing the impact of co-parental conflict on children.  The focus of her work is improving communication and development of self awareness and empathy.


NAOMI AUSTIN, MELANIE BARNETT & LAURA DYER are experienced TADSS teachers from Beaucroft School who have a wealth of practical experience in delivering support and education to pupils with a variety of special needs. They have delivered Outreach advice to mainstream schools and parents to enable them to develop their knowledge and understanding of how best to meet the needs of youngsters with SEND.

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