MHEW Conference 2021

This year's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing conference 2021 draws on the theme of 'Togetherness - How relationships and community support good mental health.

This year we were delighted to welcome a variety of colleagues including:

Louise Michelle Bomber  - Teacher, therapist, DDP certified practitioner, adoptive parent and author: on helping children to thrive post-lockdown through secure relationships.


Hope Virgo -  Author and multi-award winning advocate for people with eating disorders. Founder of the #DumpTheScales campaign, Hope will share her lived experience to help others.

Day 1 - 30 June 2021

Supporting Children and Young people's MHEW in East Sussex - the Pandemic and Beyond

Ben Brown / Nathan Caine / Alistair McGrory


Inclusive Practice to Support LGBTQ+ MHEW

Charlotte Papworth / Lorna Miller / Katie Richardson


Therapeutic Thinking (Behaviour as Communication)

Victoria Wells


Race Equality in Education

Atiya Gourlay / Ruqia Osman / Bola Ayonrinde

Slides AG / Slides RO / Slides BA

Webinar Recording Part 1 /

Webinar Recording Part 2

Day 2 - 1 July 2021

Thriving – not surviving post-lockdown

Louise Bomber

Slides & recording not available

Supporting the MHEW of children and young people who are Looked After

Leslea Markwick / Suzie Ive / Mandy Lewis / A young person


Webinar recording


Resources (

Inspiring outstanding student voice and youth participation

Ed Peasgood / Young people participating in amazing projects


Webinar recording


Climb Higher Participation Pledge referred to in Ed's presentation

Discovery College, Sussex (  Great examples of coproduction as well as training peer mentors, trainers and experts by experience.

A trauma-informed approach to MHEW in schools/colleges

Jo Charlton / Kate Levy


Webinar Recording Part 1

Webinar Recording Part 2

Day 3 - 2 July 2021

Me and my best friend anorexia: Supporting those with eating disorders and moving forward

Hope Virgo


Recording not available

The School Health Offer – Supporting East Sussex children, young people and families to achieve positive physical and MHEW

Penny Brewer


Slides & recording not available

Supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing in post-16 settings

Prof. Robin Banerjee and Judy Perraton

Slides RB / Slides JP

Webinar Recording Part 1

Webinar Recording Part 2

Staff wellbeing tips & mindfulness taster session

Zanubia Lardner

5 mindful tips for dealing with stress and anxiety 

Webinar Recording