Free workshops for West Midlands and Yorkshire teachers

Three of the most compelling speakers in the area of health and wellbeing will be in Bradford, Birmingham and Coventry in March to deliver free workshops designed to help teachers and their pupils, amid growing concerns around child mental health.
The workshops on March 6, 7 and 8 are being hosted by Evolve, which for 10 years has been having an impact on improving the health and wellbeing of children in schools.
Evolve is working with partners Independent Thinking and Thrive to deliver a series of nine workshops around England and Wales in response to growing concerns about the mental health of children.

Evolve Nina Jackson
Nina Jackson, of Independent Thinking Ltd

The event is for all teachers and other professionals working with children in the region, and will give them the strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of both pupils and colleagues.
Evolve Chairman Graham Morgan said: “Here at Evolve we are committing resources to promote the health and wellbeing of both teachers and their pupils to tackle this rise in mental health concerns.
“We are offering schools practical and tangible solutions to the mental health challenges that are currently facing an alarming number of children under their care
“Our free workshops for teachers and other professionals will show you how we are having a positive impact in schools. This is a unique opportunity to hear and learn from our speakers, who are inspirational industry leaders.”
Speakers Nina Jackson, of Independent Thinking Ltd (pictured left), Dr Andres Fonseca, Founder and CEO of Thrive, and Simon Jay, Commercial Director of Thrive (a company dedicated to creating evidence-based digital tools to detect, prevent and treat mental health conditions), will offer practical strategies to improve mental health.
Evolve Andres FonsecaAndres – who is also a lecturer, author, physician and psychiatrist (pictured left) – will present in Bradford and  share creative and imaginative approaches to overcoming obstacles to wellbeing. Thrive aids the early detection and prevention of common mental health conditions using the revolutionary digital tools they have created.
Simon – who has worked with some of the UK’s largest mental health hospital groups, NHS trusts, government health agencies and charities – will be at the Coventry workshop to describe how the Thrive team are able to promote the early detection and prevention of common mental health conditions.
Nina will show how to improve the mental health of students and staff in schools, and will provide a memorable insight into how we all have an important role to play in supporting each other’s mental health and wellbeing.
There will be opportunities to listen, learn and discuss how to implement strategies, plus a chance to network.
The workshops are:

  • Monday, 6th March, 4.30-7pm: How to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils and teachers, Edgewick Community Primary School, Coventry. Nina Jackson and Simon Jay. Register here
  • Tuesday, 7th March, 4.30-7pm: How to Improve the health and wellbeing of pupils and teachers, Blakesley Hall Primary School, Birmingham. Nina Jackson and a Thrive director. Register here
  • Wednesday, 8th March, 5-7pm: Staff health and wellbeing, Dixons Trinity Academy, Bradford. Nina Jackson and Andres Fonseca. Register here