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MHWB Conferences 
June 2018

Our creative therapies provide an evidence-based intervention which offers schools high impact solutions.
Our creative therapies are child-centred, fun, build confidence, and tap into innate creativity, providing new opportunities and ways for children and young people to communicate their inner lives.

We are outcome-oriented with 16 years of experience delivering safe and effective therapeutic interventions in schools and other settings. We meet a wide range of emotional and psychological needs flexibly and responsively. We liaise closely with carers and parents, other professionals, and school staff, dovetailing their existing strategies.


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We provide a space for educators to reflect on the emotional content of their work and relationships.

The educator's role has never been as pressurised or as demanding as it is today. While teachers are often well supported in developing their teaching skills, there are less opportunities to develop emotional resilience, self- awareness and relational maturity.
By enabling teachers to reflect on and learn from their own experiences, they will not only become less stressed and unhappy, but also more self- aware, responsive and sensitive to the needs of their students. Together with your school we put relationship, connection and responsibility back at the heart of teaching.

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E.S.E.E (Emotional Support for Educational Establishments) and Avek-Toi are two projects run by Therapy North Staffordshire. E.S.E.E seeks to support educational staff by giving guidance, supervision and external support for children who are experiencing ongoing difficulties with learning due to emotional or special educational needs.

Avek-Toi offers an holistic approach to professional and personal development often covering: Bereavement Counselling, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Life Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)     

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Meet Moe the Monkey and Lenny the Lion. These characters are two engaging speakers and a friendly presence for children.​Practitioners bring Moe and Lenny to life with expressive language, gestures and body language to create a truly interactive and magical experience for children.

Working with mental health and well being, safeguarding practitioners and the police, our technology can be used to make vulnerable children feel comfortable and safe in difficult situations. Our characters can work to help children open up in situations where an adult may seem too intimidating.
Evoke Education has worked in the education sector for 20 years and has been proactive in supplying new technologies. Discover more here.
See Moe in action on BBC News

MHWB Sponsors

Family support, domestic, abuse, family, sign posting
Emma Pinnock Autism & Behaviour Consultancy ​​​​​​​​​​can offer the following services to your organisation;
  • Autism Training or Behaviour Management Training
  • Curriculum development for children with SEND
  • Refreshing, developing or implementing behaviour policies and practices
  • Coaching/supervision for your SENCo or DSL
  • Coaching/support for NQT’s developing their understanding of SEND and Behaviour
  • Tailored support for individual children with SEND – in particular Autism
  • Support to parents of children with additional needs
  • Tailored support to meet the unique needs of your environment can also be discussed
  • Mental health and Mindfulness

Find out more about Emma Pinnock Autism & Behaviour Consultancy here.
Family support, domestic, abuse, family, sign posting
Teresa St John specialises in personalised gifts for various occasions adding that special touch. If you are looking for quality personalised gifts for your loved ones, you will be happy to choose from a brilliant range of classic gifts which deliver that extra special touch.

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During 2018 and 2019, the following organisations will be joining us on our mission to promote Mental Health & Well Being:
MHWB Network Resident Counsellor

Lisa is a BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) registered Cognitive Behavioural and Integrative Psychotherapist.

Lisa is an experienced High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. This experience has involved providing short to medium term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) setting for individuals aged 14 upwards. She has worked with clients with a variety of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety disorders (such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Phobia’s.
Lisa has a passion for helping others through counselling and psychotherapy since studying towards a first degree in Psychology in 2006, and works hard to diligently ensure that she provides a confidential, sensitive, person-centred, ethical, service to all.
Discover more about Lisa's services here.


John Shepperd is one of the UK's leading voices on emotional resilience. His passion and depth of understanding in the area of the building resilience is inspiring, and his practical application for teaching and training has enabled many people to feel inspired to build up others in the quest for becoming stronger as we face life’s storms.

John is the Managing Director for The Resilience Doughnut in the UK and Ireland, a Guest Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University for the MA in Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing, an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and a Trainer and Consultant for Minds Ahead

Find out more about services John provides here.


Mental Health Commission -  West Midlands Combined Authority 

The WMCA has commissioned research into mental health and its impact on the public sector. It is believed this commission is the first of its type in the country
The commission has considered evidence from around the West Midlands region and beyond, looking at the experiences of real people with mental health needs and the expert knowledge of professional mental health practitioners and organisations.                                  

Supt. Sean Russell is the Implementation Director for the Mental Health Commission. He can be contacted via: Email: [email protected] Tel: 07818 276259

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Supt. Sean

Emma Wilson  Training and Consultancy

Emma is a freelance writer, trainer and consultant in the field of mental health. She is a qualified Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor for the 2-day, internationally accredited course.

Emma also draws upon her experience of mental health problems during childhood and into adulthood. With an expansive history of personal, professional and voluntary work in the mental health sector, Emma is in the unique position to bring this complimentary set of experiences into her work as a trainer, writer and consultant.

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