TBAP TSA's 5th Annual Conference
Theme: Developing Mental Health, Wellbeing & Self-Confidence in our schools

As an Alternative Provision provider, we support learners with significant additional health needs on a daily basis. From talking with many of our commisioners and partners, it is clear that education professionals are dealing with mental health concerns on an increasingly regular basis.

With around 1 in 10 of our learners experiencing mental health difficulties and as many as 1 in 6 young people experiencing an anxiety condition during the course of their lives this is something which has an impact on every school. With a potential 5 learners in any one classroom living with anxiety or depression, education professionals are identifying that they would like to build their confidence in supporting the learners in their care.

For this year's conference, we have therefore decided to assemble some of the UK's most inspirational and expert practitioners in mental health and wellbeing. The focus will be on mental health, supporting behaviour, trauma informed practice, regulation and neurophsiology, as well as developing oracy skills in our learners to foster self-confidence.

Key Note Speakers:

Natasha Devon MBE - mental health ambassador, campaigner, author and TES columnist

What are the unique functions of the developing brain and how can the skills of critical thinking, healthy stress coping mechanisms and emotional literacy be nurtured during this time? How does social media, sexuality and gender, link to self-esteem?

Paul Dix - Behaviour specialist, author: When the Adults Change, Everything Changes

How to develop school culture, positive behaviour and learner wellbeing

Pran Patel - Outward facing leader, mental health and staff wellbeing ambassador

Mike Armiger - Advisor, trainer, speaker, trauma specialist

A brief exploration of the impact of trauma on a child's ability to learn and their nervous systems, whilst making the case for regulation informed practice across provisions. Mike will also put forward the importance of building psycholgical safety for children that have experienced trauma. Expect a lot of questions, practicality and activity.

James Mannion - Oracy expert, Director, Rethinking Education

Oracy workshop

Lexonic - Linking Literacy and Wellbeing
Mental Health - A young person's perspective


This conference is for education colleagues from all sectors and will be hugely beneficial to all practitioners.

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The TSA 3rd Annual Conference proved to be another exciting and invigorating event for all, bringing together over 100 leaders from across the country and looking at how best to support vulnerable young people at times of need as well as encouraging them to achieve their full potential. Leaders left the conference with new and inspirational ideas around provision for challenging and vulnerable young people in all phases and sectors of education.


Comments from the conference


“Thanks to @TBAPTSA for the invitation to speak at tsaconf17. So much inspiring work and hope for the future” Changing Minds UK

“Really inspiring day @#tsaconf17 – great to be with like minded colleagues all striving to improve outcomes for most vulnerable” Anna Jones, London South Bank University

“Feeling very inspired after a day @TBAPTSA #tsaconf17” @TheMissG BRIT Theatre, Assistant Director

“Inspirational”

“Thought provoking”

“Powerful personal testimonies from SOS Trust”

“Consistent messages from like minded professionals”

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