Workshop on the Whole School Approach to Health and Wellbeing
The Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff
7th September 2018 (13:00 - 16:30)
Most of you will be aware of the Assembly debate which took place around the CYPE Committee’s report, Mind over Matter, which called for a step change in emotional and mental health support for children and young people, and the Welsh Government response. Further to the debate there have been discussions taking place, centred on how we can accelerate our work to achieve a whole school approach to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Wales.
To help this process, a workshop is being held to bring together the different partners with an interest in this area. The purpose of the day is to agree a shared definition of what ‘whole school approach’ means, to identify what everyone is doing, and through this process to identify where there are gaps.
This workshop is the first event in what we hope will be a series of discussions, and there will be other opportunities to get involved beyond the initial workshop on September 7th as a detailed programme of activity develops.
This is an important first step. It is quite clear it will need to be part of a concerted effort to establish a wider whole-system approach to multi-disciplinary working across health, education and social care. My hope and expectation is that this will be supported by a fundamental shift in how Welsh Government departments work together, along with statutory and voluntary sector agencies, to deliver child-centred services responsive to individual needs.
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Click here for the Whole School Approach Infographics
Written Statement - Joint Ministerial Task and Finish Group on a Whole-School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing
Work now being lead by Welsh Government. Contact Jason Pollard for further information- Jason.Pollard@gov.wales