Annual MHEW Conference

MHEW Conference 2024

This annual conference is for:

  • Mental Health Leads
  • Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)
  • Inclusion Leads
  • SENCOs
  • Pastoral Leaders
  • staff working to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

It is an opportunity to share practice, update your knowledge and skills and learn about fresh ideas and resources. It is also an opportunity to network with colleagues and professional partners.

This year's theme is ‘improving wellbeing through collaboration, community and culture’.

Event content

Keynote speakers

Building a Culture of Wellbeing and High Performance – Dr Ioan Rees
Supporting Trans and Gender Exploring Young People – Ben Dew, Allsorts


  • How to Conduct Solution Oriented Conversations - Best Techniques for School and College Staff
  • Substance Misuse and the Impact on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Using the child and young person's voice to implement effective change
  • Race Equality and Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Parental Engagement: a practical exploration

Market place

There will be a range of stalls of local support providers and practitioners. This will include;

  • Libraries Service
  • Discovery College
  • i-rock
  • e-motion
  • School Health Service
  • The Virtual School
  • a range of Education East Sussex support services
  • 18 hours Inclusive Education
  • Youth Employability Service (YES)
  • Holding space
  • Allsorts
  • Social prescribing team
  • Southdown

Event and booking details

2024 Conference
Event Details
Location Plumpton College-AgriFood Conference Centre
Wales Farm Lane
Date Wednesday 31 January 2024
Time 9.00am-4.20pm
Additional information Parking is available on-site. A shuttle bus will also be in operation from Lewes and Plumpton train stations.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Cost £30 per delegate
Booking information All booking information can be found on the learning portal