Mental Health Awareness Event – May 17th 2018

The Mental Health in Childhood and Education (MICE) Hub and School of Education and Childhood Studies at the University of Portsmouth, would like to invite you and your colleagues to its second Mental Health Awareness event, scheduled for Thursday, 17th May 2018, from 9:30am until 3:00pm.  This event coincides with Mental Health Awareness week.

To register, please click on the following link:

Program in MS Word format  17 May 2018 – Programme

Title:  Children’s Well-being and Lived Experiences of Health and Well-being

Keynote 1:  A Good Childhood? Children’s well-being in the UK 

By Larissa Pople, Senior Researcher and expert in children’s well-being and poverty at the Children’s Society, London; co-author of the ‘Good Childhood Report’

Keynote 2:  Attempting to get at the lived experience of health and well-being: working with interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)

By Professor Jonathan Smith, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birbeck, University of London.

Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten
Reader (Associate Professor) in Childhood Studies & Associate Head Research
School of Education and Childhood Studies
University of Portsmouth

Using Mindset to Drive Success – Michelle Spirit (NACE Associate)


Michelle is an expert on emotional resilience and adviser for Skills for Care and Mind:

Full article here

“Essentially, mindsets are the beliefs we have of ourselves and our abilities. They shape how we approach challenge. Based on over 35 years of work by Stanford University psychologist Dr Carol Dweck and others, the research shows that those with a growth mindset are more motivated in school and achieve better grades and higher test scores. It’s important to know that mindsets are malleable, and something we can change. “

Wellbeing Festival 2018 – Wednesday 7 February

“A celebration of all things that support us in our quest for wellbeing!”

Join the Student Wellbeing Service on Wednesday 7 February for “an afternoon of free activities and events for students (although staff are welcome to come along) to showcase what Portsmouth has to offer in supporting, encouraging and inspiring us all in maintaining our personal wellbeing”.

More details here