2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland’s Schools conference

The 2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland’s Schools conference: Sharing ideas, experiences and good practice
Wednesday 07 November 2018, COSLA Conference Centre, Central Edinburgh


There are examples of excellent mental health support being provided in schools across Scotland – from helping pupils to build resilience and manage their own stress and anxiety; to reducing stigma and encouraging pupil-led peer support.

Collectively, there may already be a range of effective practices that schools and wider integrated children’s services can adapt to the needs and demands of the young people they work with, but if we don’t share what’s working well with others, how will we know?

What works? What could be improved upon? And what are the impediments to getting it right? With keynote interactive sessions led by Audit Scotland and SAMH, this year’s annual conference will encourage participants to:

  • share their ideas and experiences of providing mental health and wellbeing support to young people
  • identify effective models of service delivery
  • highlight existing examples of good practice – within schools and between schools and wider integrated children’s services.

Speakers confirmed so far:

BILLY WATSON, Chief Executive, SAMH

DHARSHI SANTHAKUMARAN, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland; Lead for the forthcoming performance audit on children and young people’s mental health

ANNE CONNOR, Head of S6, George Heriot’s School

DAVID CAMERON, Educational Consultant (Conference Chair)

 More details – including the outline agenda for the day, rates to attend and background information on our speakers – can be found on the event webpage…


Register early…

Both our 2016 and 2017 ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools’ conferences sold-out with weeks to spare, attracting a total of 290 delegates from across the education, health, care, social work and third sectors. With over half the places already reserved for this year’s event, It is advised you register to attend as early as possible to guarantee your place(s).