Mental health in young people to be the focus of teacher training conference

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre director Paul McCann, who will be chairing their annual conference o

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre director Paul McCann, who will be chairing their annual conference on June 17. Picture: Keith Whitmore - Credit: Keith Whitmore

The role of schools and teachers in improving mental health in young people will be the focus of a teacher training centre's annual conference.

The Norfolk Teacher Training Centre's (NTTC) sold-out event, which will be held in June at the University Technical College Norfolk, will give its trainees, newly-qualified teachers and partner schools a chance to learn more about teenage mental health.

Workshops and presentations will be run by local mental health practitioners, and teachers will be given strategies to promote mental wellbeing in pupils.

Topics will range from understanding disorders prevalent in teenagers, talking about difficult emotions in the classroom, dealing with substance abuse and creative approaches to wellbeing.

There will be speakers from the Central Norfolk Youth Service, the Matthew Project, Zoo-Tastic, The Self Esteem Team and art psychotherapist Alice Thorley.


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The NTTC is based at St Andrews House in Norwich.

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