Duchess to Attend Place2Be School Leaders Forum

Duchess to Attend Place2Be School Leaders Forum
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a visit to the Maritime Museum in Hamburg, Germany, 2017.

The Duchess of Cambridge to attend Place2Be School Leaders Forum


Wednesday 8th November

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, will attend Place2Be‘s School Leaders Forum in London as part of her ongoing work on the mental health and wellbeing of children. The Duchess will open the conference and join delegates at the forum as they consider the key issues and latest thinking on the role that schools can play in tackling mental health problems early in life.

Place2Be’s School Leaders Forum brings together senior leaders from Place2Be partner schools in England, Scotland and Wales to share ideas, knowledge and practical insights. A line-up of expert speakers will consider how to provide practical support to children, young people and their families in the school environment.

They will discuss how interventions in the school environment can improve attitudes to learning, raise aspirations and nurture good mental health in children and young people, to give children the best possible start in life and achieve their full potential.

This is the third School Leaders Forum, which this year is entitled ‘I’m Fine!” the conference will include presentations from leading experts in child psychiatry, psychology and research, alongside head teachers of Place2Be partner schools working in some of the most disadvantaged parts of the UK.

Topics being discussed include parental mental health, early intervention and support in schools, with presentations from experts including Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Professor David Veale, Dr Richard Graham, Professor Louise Howard, and Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke.

The Duchess has attended each of the two previous conferences hosted by Place2Be, as championing early intervention school support for children’s mental health has long been a key priority for The Duchess of Cambridge.

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