Mental Health and Well-being Workshop

Date: 22–24 November 2022
Time: 08:00–14:30 Central European Time (CET) | Convert to your time zone
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Location: Virtual

Consent. Climate anxiety. Cross-cultural transition. Trauma-informed practice.

The mental health and well-being field is broad, challenging, and fundamental for international schools to put at the heart of student learning experiences. In this virtual workshop, you’ll hear from diverse experts about how to do this effectively, including psychologists, doctors, and mental health practitioners.

We are excited to host Climate Psychologist Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams for the first time, who will share how climate anxiety impacts students and how schools can address it.

Experienced international school counsellor Cheryl-Ann Weekes and clinical psychologist Dr Elly Hanson will share strategies for empowering students to set boundaries, understand consent and develop healthy sexual relationships.

Ava Shabnum Hasan of Mentally Well Schools will provide background, theory, and practical strategies on trauma-informed practice in schools. Deja Pygott of Meetings that Matter will suggest ways for schools to foster safe spaces for sharing and collaboration.

Dr Dominique Dobson, mental health expert, speaker, author, and educator, will draw from decades of professional experience as a university doctor to discuss barriers, challenges and strategies for supporting international school student transition to university.

Hear from students and teachers from international schools using the International Task Force on Child Protection Student Engagement Protocol to leverage student voice to make schools safer and more inclusive.

Returning speakers include Natasha Devon MBE and Dr Justin Chen from Harvard Medical School. Natasha has dedicated her life to promoting positive mental health, body image, gender & social equality. Justin’s research focuses on cross-cultural psychiatry, stigma and racial/ethnic disparities in accessing mental health care.

Join us as we collaborate with leaders, counsellors, and educators from schools worldwide to explore ways to empower, engage and support your community.

Together, we’ll focus on:
  • developing and embedding a culture of safety
  • empowering students to set boundaries and understand consent
  • fostering inclusive and culturally safe spaces for collaboration and learning
  • improve your community’s mental health and well-being by actively engaging students

Who is this workshop for?

Heads of school, board members and governors, counsellors, leaders and administrators, safeguarding and child protection staff, medical staff, curriculum coordinators, and human resources professionals.

Registration deadline: 14 November 2022
Fee: €500 (excluding VAT)

Registration has closed

If your institution is not a CIS member and you are interested in this event, please email Jane Joyce.

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Hear about our Mental Health & Well-being Workshop directly from Katie Rigg, our Head of Safeguarding & Student Well-being.

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