This week kicks off our Managing Mental Health in Schools as part of Ineqe’s Summer Seminar Series. Each seminar is delivered by experts on the topics of suicide, absence, wellbeing and technology and mental health in schools. Below you will find speakers bios, then event schedule and links to your resource pack. If you haven’t signed up to our seminar series yet, you can find out how to do just that at the end.

Event Overview


Welcome and Introduction to Managing Mental Health in Schools

Jim Gamble QPM

CEO of Ineqe Safeguarding Group, A former Chief Police Officer and founding Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Jim is currently the CEO of the INEQE Safeguarding Group and the Independent Chair of the City and Hackney and Bromley Safeguarding Children Boards. A well known child protection advocate and media commentator, most recently advising on and featuring in the Netflix documentary ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’.

Suicide Prevention: What to do if you are Worried About a Child

Aarti Kumari

PAPYRUS Regional Manager for the 32 London boroughs, Aarti is highly experienced and passionate about enabling communities to talk openly about suicide in order to break down the stigma sadly associated with it.
This session will increase delegates understanding and awareness of suicide in the context of schools. It will also assist frontline practitioners to develop their ability to identify and respond more effectively.


Absence from Education: A Safeguarding First approach

Rory McCallum

A senior qualified social worker & author of a number of critical learning reviews relating to children & young people. His work has informed the development of recent government policy in this area.
This session will reflect on the tragic events leading up to the death of Chadrack Mbala-Mulo. It will highlight the complex issues schools face in these challenging circumstances and provide practical tips to help overcome them.

supports delegates to distinguish between regular absence and ‘missing from education’ using a ‘safeguarding lens’.


Health, Wellbeing & Technology: Pathways to Harm

Hannah Paul

A digital safeguarding expert with a deep insight of online harms, developed over many years whilst working directly with schools, pupils, parents and carers.
This session will examine digital pathways to harm and the influence of technology on health and well-being.
It will also demonstrate how to capture and interpret digital footprints, helping delegates understand the positive and negative aspects associated with digital collateral.


Mental Health in Education: Communication When it Matters

Roseanna Long

An experienced Learning & Development professional, with a background in Interactive Media & a student of Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
This workshop will provide delegates with an opportunity to share their practical experience while focusing on responsibilities to manage mental health in schools. In doing so, it will provide an opportunity to reflect on the new DFE guidelines & advice from experienced Mental Health professionals.provides delegates with a practical understanding of the Department for Education guidelines on Managing Mental Health in Schools.

Event Schedule

08:00 – 08:30 Registration

08:30 – 08:45 Welcome & Introduction, Jim Gamble

08:45 – 09:30 Suicide prevention, what to look for and what to do if you are worried about a child, Aarti Kumari

09:30 – 10:00  Absence from Education: A Safeguarding First Approach, Rory McCallum

10:00 – 10:15  Break / Networking

10:15 – 10:45  Health, Wellbeing and Technology – Pathways to Harm, Hannah Paul

10:45 – 11:45  Mental Health in Education Workshop: Communication When it Matters, Roseanna Long

11:45 – 12:00  Next Steps & Close


Are you a Delegate?

Welcome! you can download your Safer Schools information pack that includes your free resources below. Your pack includes everything you need to kick start you on the journey to empowering and protecting your entire school community. This includes a work book, a launch plan, a SaferSchools leaflet and a template letter to help you get set up.

Are You Interested in Attending?

If you want to sign up to this free event- you can click below to book.

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