Earlybird discount deadline: Wednesday 2nd October.  Prices quoted will increase by £15 after this date.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23rd October

A second place discount of £35.00 will be applied for delegates accompanying a full paying individual from the same school (please contact the SLA office for a discount code)

2 in 5 pupils don’t know how to access mental health services in schools; half of all teachers did not feel confident they could help

– Pippa Allen Kincross, Schools Week (2019)

Poor mental health in our young people is at an all time high, and there’s a renewed focus on the role that schools can play. Delegates on this training day will explore how to create a culture that’s conducive to good mental health, as well as looking at the challenges facing young people today and solutions that can be employed to help pupils struggling in these areas. Literature, escapism and safe spaces are all imperative to good mental health so building the skill level and confidence of the staff is a great way to bolster wellbeing throughout the whole school.


Through their work with small communities like schools, youth groups, sports teams etc., Self Esteem Team have helped to make real changes to the lives of young people. Issues covered during this course will include -

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Exam and academic stress
  • Mental health
  • Self-esteem

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Marie Udall from Self Esteem Team

Speaker Details

Marie delivers Self Esteem Team’s core classes and their primary programme.  Having earned her stripes as a supply teacher she is now in demand for her classes for adults as well as popping into schools around the UK which has given her the expertise to read any classroom.  As a fireball of energy (who is very much connected to her inner child), she is a magnet when it comes to young people wanting to learn from her. Not only is she animated and friendly, she is also incredibly skilled. Oh! And did we mention she holds a world title in Taekwondo? 

In 2013, Nadia Mendoza & Grace Barrett founded the Self-Esteem Team (SET). Since then, they have worked with tens of thousands of young people, written a book approved by doctors, and added an army of speakers to their ever-growing team of educators. The Self-Esteem Team continue to tour the UK’s schools, helping young people with the tools they need to navigate their mental health, body image, and ability to perform under pressure. They also deliver teacher cpd and parent talk.