This is an informal and friendly conference, designed to bring practitioners and researchers together to talk about student mental health. The conference will create opportunities to present lessons learned from practice and research findings. We will also be carving out plenty of time to talk about plans and ideas, as well as challenges, arising in practice and research. We hope this is an opportunity to learn and to connect.
The three-day conference will focus on creating space for discussion, we have intentionally chosen a venue that gives us multiple smaller rooms, rather than a large lecture theatre. If you are hoping to sit at the back of a lecture hall and be talked at for a few days, I’m sorry, this event is not for you.
It is for you, if you’d like to talk in smaller groups with individuals who are enthusiastic and passionate about student mental health. It is for you if you’d like to connect and collaborate with others working in this world.
We will be running a programme of activities alongside the talks, to give space to be creative, to re-energise and to have structured time to get to know new people.
The conference will be catered, including tea, coffee and lunch every day. There will be a conference dinner on the first evening (10th of June). We have included this in the conference price, as we hope as many people as possible will join us.
The conference schedule is yet to be confirmed, but we expect to do something like:
10th – Midday to 5.30pm (or to 10pm including additional activities and dinner).
11th – 9am – 5.30pm
12th – 9.30am – 3.00pm
Nicola Byrom: [email protected]
If you would like to present at this event, please visit our online Expression of Interests form: https://qualtrics.kcl.ac.uk/jfe/form/SV_56aSuLGXKm6QpsG. Our programme is evolving, we will stay open to including new ideas and presentation for as long as possible. The Expression of Interest form will note when we have finalised the programme.
We are offering subsidised rates for those who feel they may need these. Please do select this option if you are unable to secure any institutional or research support to cover your attendance. We appreciate that for many, the largest cost might be travel and accommodation. We do not have a specific budget to support bursaries to attend, but please do let us know if you would appreciate additional support to attend and we will explore what we can afford to do within our conference budget.