There has never been a more critical time to address mental health vulnerability of the young. 

This urgency requires more than just the delivery of information – we need to inspire change!

As a conference organiser wanting to address Mental Health with those working in educational settings you need:

  • a good match of content to audience awareness and their setting
  • recent and relevant knowledge from a recognised expert
  • action as a result of the presentation
  • emotional connection with the audience in an interactive and engaging style
  • an experienced speaker that is used to handling large audiences and can adapt to your local situation
  • value for money
  • comfort that your speaker will arrive on time, every time ready to present with great evaluations.

As a nationally recognized expert in the field of universal Mental Health Marilyn can be relied upon to deliver current and engaging content in an upbeat style. She has spoken to audiences from 50 to 500 people with expert reviews.

KeyNote Speaker

£799

Keynote Speaker: up to 150 people, 1.5hrs

1/2 Day Package

£1199

Keynote Speaker: up to 150 people, 1.5hrs 

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Flagship Workshop: up to 50 people, 1 hr

The Ultimate Mental Health Day

£1799

Take your teachers through the ultimate day of Mental Health staff development. 

Real Change in 1 Day

for up to 45 people

Keynote speaker topics

1.5hrs, Up to 150 people, £799 plus travel and expenses

Early Years

Be a better Early Years practitioner tomorrow by knowing the essentials about Mental Heatlh today.

Your audience will gain:

  • latest understandings about positive Mental Health in the under 5’s. – and the Mental Health needs of 2 year olds in particular
  • factors that impact upon vulnerability
  • guidance on identification and early intervention
  • real examples and practical solutions
  • gain new perspective on behaviours they see everyday

Handout:  Talking together: discussing vulnerable Mental Health with parents

Drawing on her early years experience, your audience will leave energised, with a stronger sense of agency, so as to make a difference. 

Audience: Childminders, Pre-School and Nursery settings

Primary

Be a better Primary School classroom teacher tomorrow by knowing the essentials about Mental Health today.

Your audience will gain:

  • latest understandings about positive Mental Health in the primary classroom
  • factors that impact upon vulnerability
  • guidance on identification and early intervention
  • real examples and practical solutions
  • gain new perspective on behaviours they see everyday

Handout:  Your School Population: A Mental Health Audit

Drawing on her Primary teaching experience and the training of Primary teachers, your audience will leave energised, with a stronger sense of agency, so as to make a difference. 

Audience: Mainstream Primary teachers and Special Education settings 

Head Teachers

What you need to know about Mental Health today to create impact tomorrow

Your audience will gain:

  • latest understandings about positive Mental Health
  • factors that impact upon vulnerability
  • mental health leadership
  • guidance on effective policies
  • achieving impact within the 2019 Ofsted Framework

Handout:  How to measure Meaningful Outcomes and Early Success indicators

Drawing on her management experience, training of head teachers and providing consultancy to maintained schools and MAT’s, your audience will leave energised, with a stronger sense of agency, so as to make a difference.

Audience: Primary Head Teachers, SENDCOs/Leads, Early Years Leads  

Governors

Mental Health is a Governance issue. Is your School mentally fit?

Your audience will gain:

  • latest understandings about positive Mental Health
  • factors that impact upon vulnerability
  • mental health leadership in your school
  • effective Governance in relation to Mental Health
  • achieving impact within the 2019 Ofsted Framework

Handout:  A Framework for a Mental Health Learning Walk

Drawing on her school management experience and her role as a Community Governor, your audience will leave energised, with a stronger sense of agency, so as to make a difference. 

Audience: Governors, Trustees and Authority-wide Teams

Marilyn will help participants to improve their awareness of mental wellness of all pupils and better meet the needs of the hard to reach and teach in particular. Her presentation/workshop will not focus on diagnosis, referrals and treatment. This isn’t a Health presentation : it’s an educational one.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

If you plan to cancel your conference due to lack of numbers please notify in writing 2 weeks prior to the date in order to incur no cancelation fees. Cancellation within 2 weeks incurs a 50% charge.

Please notify as soon as possible to reschedule, no later than 2 weeks prior, in order to incur no charges. Every effort would be made to reschedule but in the event of no availability, and you have not notified earlier than 2 weeks prior a 50% charge will be  incurred.

Yes, presentations can be tailored to your time slot. 

The workshop is an hour long. Other topics and durations are possible.

Yes, The presentation typically runs for 1hr 15 with 15 mins of Q&A but this ratio can be adjusted.

Workshops are interactive therefore questions are welcomed throughout.

A multi agency audience makes for a lively event. Marilyns breadth of experience has included presenting to mixed professional backgrounds.

We would recommend that the audience contains professionals only and you do not add non-professionals as part of the mix e.g. parents.

I will bring the presentation on a USB – connection to your overhead screen is required.

A microphone is preferred but optional

A lectern or table to rest notes, and glass of water is desirable.

Most people take notes at the presentation therefore audiences prefer seating where they can write. There are no requirements on the speaker’s part.

A single double-sided A4 handout is provided with key points. This will be provided to the organiser for printing 2 weeks prior to the event.

No – due to the interactive nature of the presentation the slides are best understood in person. 

A pre-recorded keynote speech is planned for the future – if you are interested in recording the event please let me know.

No – invoicing will be against a previously provided order number on the day of the event.

Travel costs vary depending on time and distance. They include items like milage and parking or train tickets. Typically, when attending a regional event, these are less than £100. For national events or engagements further afield please contact me to discuss.

I want you to be completely without risk, so here’s my guarantee…

I want you to have a successful event. In the unlikely event of overall poor participant feedback, please send me your feedback forms for review within 10 working days,  and I will call you to discuss. If after this discussion you are still not happy I will refund your purchase price 100%.

It's really easy to get started

This is what happens next. 

  • Complete the form. I will confirm availability for the event date and time.
  • I will send you the pricing / T&C’s for booking – it includes general expectations around prices and copyright. 
  • Once you return a signed copy (electronic version is fine) I will raise an invoice against your order number to be processed.
  • Two weeks prior to the event I will send handouts electronically for printing
  • Day of the the event I arrive at our agreed time ready to speak!

Book Your Keynote Speaker...

Why do this now?

Conferences take time to organize and the keynote speaker sets the tone for the whole event. The best speakers get booked up. Wouldn’t it be great to go get this planned so you can start generating interest for your event and get commitment from participants?

Keynote Speech (1.5hrs)  = £799

(plus travel and expenses)

Customers reviews

What people say?

I have learned more about myself in that session than 15 years with MH services- so saying something about myself and the available services.
Attendee with personal vulnerability
Mental Wealth Conference, Covent Garden
The highlight, for me, has to be finding out what the children loved most about their schools and hearing what they felt listened to and that they knew who to go to. Likewise, speaking to parents about what impact school support had had on their lives and the lengths that schools go to on giving that support was heart-warming. It was good to see that Governors were helping to drive the work forward to a deeper level and making sure it stays high on the agenda for the future.
Parent Governor
‘think-tank’ session following the Speaker event.
Marilyn, thankyou for making my last conference wonderful
Local Authority Governor Services Lead
before her retirement
I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your time and expertise at our conference. I am always in awe of how you tick the right boxes for teachers, TAs and the dreaded HTs. I received some lovely feedback from those present and I know you did too. I really think you pitched the delivery perfectly and opened up a few more eye s(and my own even further) to how MH affects children across the board. I think the day was a great success.
Headteacher - Conference Organiser
Dorset Primary Heads Forum conference
80% judged Marilyn’s key note speech to be excellent or good at the School Sport Conference for PE staff
Organiser
Active Lives- Active Minds Conference
Hi Marilyn. It is a pleasure to work with you as you are so supportive. Many thanks for offering to arrange to finish earlier- so can we now start earlier in line with our other courses?
Workforce Development Manager
Bournemouth

Add on...and make it a 1/2 day...

Add on the Flagship Workshop: How to identify vulnerable children and what to do about it. 

1hr, Up to 50 people

Early Years

Be a better Early Years practitioner tomorrow by knowing the essentials about Mental Heatlh today.

Audience: Childminders, Pre-School and Nursery settings

Primary

Be a better Primary School classroom teacher tomorrow by knowing the essentials about Mental Health today.

Audience: Mainstream Primary teachers and Special Education settings 

The workshop, which follows on from the Early Year or Primary keynote speech, will help you to: 

  • identify the behaviours that result from poverty, inconsistent parenting and patterns of limiting learning behaviours.
  • explore interventions that militate against barriers to learning that result in mental health vulnerability.

Specifically, to consider the behaviours often seen in the classroom which are barriers to learning. Difficulty in:

  • maintaining resilience
  • starting and completing tasks
  • seeing consequences and taking responsibility
  • reflecting and considering
  • having a sense of belonging
  • overcoming the fear of getting it wrong
  • overcoming meltdowns
  • living with being highly sensitive.

Handouts provided

Why now...?

By choosing the keynote speech and workshop 1/2 day package not only will your audience have a clear understanding of mental resilience and vulnerability, they will also take away detailed knowledge of how that presents in their educational setting and how to take action.

Keynote Speech (1.5hrs)  + Workshop (1hr)  1/2 day event = £1199

(plus travel and expenses)

Book your 1/2 Day Package

Other Options

the Ultimate Mental Health Day
£1799

Take your teachers through the ultimate day of mental health staff development.

Real Change in 1 Day

for up to 45 people

Mental Health Take away training
£599+

Can you go on a mental health course in your pyjamas?

The Feel Better Place
Coming Soon

Mental Health Classroom Curriculum.

  • Lessons to promote resilience
  • lesson outlines for teachers with baseline assessment
  • worksheets for use in class or as extension activities.