A News story by Radhika Sharma 17 February 2022

On Thursday 10 February 2022, the second virtual E-ACT Ideas Conference in partnership with Tes took place. Over 400 delegates attended the conference, including teaching staff, school leavers and mental health professionals.

As the conference took place during Children’s Mental Health Week, the topic of mental health in schools was a big focus for all educational professionals. The event allowed attendees to hear from people at the forefront of our schools, government, academia and elsewhere sharing their ideas.

Speakers included:

  • Professor Peter Fonagy, Chief Executive at the Anna Freud Centre
  • Marc Brackett, Founding Director of the Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Dr Tamsin Ford CBE, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge
  • Jonny Benjamin MBE, Mental health campaigner and founder of charity Beyond
  • Professor Claire Hughes, Psychology department at the University of Cambridge

If you were not able to make the conference, catch up on the recordings of the various sessions here.

You can also find mental health in schools related content at www.e-act.org.uk/ideas.

Resources from Tes

The Tes Wellbeing Report 2022 brings together reflections from more than 4,300 school staff about their working lives, from worries around workload to the resilience of relationships with colleagues and students.  

Visit Tes’ whole school wellbeing hub and get support to help your staff flourish with expert guides, webinars and articles, and find out about Tes’ software and training courses. Plus, you can also visit the Tes classroom wellbeing hub for everything you need to support your pupils’ and your own wellbeing – from resources created by Tes’ expert partners and community of teachers, to news, tips and advice from Tes Magazine, plus helpful guides and webinars.