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14 May
Mental health support (staff)
14 May 2020 - 14 May 2020

Mental health support (staff)

Date(s): May 14, 2020

Venue: St Peter's School, York, Clifton, YO30 6AB

Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Audience: Head/Principal, Governor, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Boarding staff, Medical staff



Why should you attend?

This seminar is aimed at both senior leaders looking to understand the value of encouraging and promoting a culture of wellbeing for staff or individual boarding staff who are looking to find that elusive work / life balance and to perform as effectively as possible.


Give delegates an understanding of mental health issues and some solutions for ensuring positive wellbeing amongst the staff.



  • Getting the culture right
  • Managing the workload
  • Seeing the signs
  • Helping yourself.


Wider context and/or application to the Boarding sector:

In an ever more demanding world, staff working in boarding schools are under increasing pressure. Gaining a right balance and recognising when the workload is becoming too much and a risk to staff are crucial to maintaining a high-quality boarding environment.

Outcomes and resources:

Strategies to build resilience and embed a culture of wellbeing at school.



Speakers: Dale Wilkins, Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Training, BSA & Mandy Saligari, Addiction, Parenting and Relationship Expert, CHARTER Harley Street

Dale joined the BSA during Summer 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards.  In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s training programme, including both day seminars and accredited training courses.  Dale leads on all safeguarding and inspection matters for the BSA, including managing the Commitment to Care Charter, the annual Safeguarding Conference, the Safeguarding Forum.   He has also developed a process of BSA Accreditation for our overseas members. 

For 31 years Dale was a boarding practitioner.  After boarding positions at Norwich School and Tettenhall College, Dale became a Housemaster at Old Swinford Hospital in 1992, and was promoted to Deputy Head in 2007, and subsequently also DSL. He has also been a multi-agency trainer for the Dudley Safeguarding Children’s Board and has been closely involved in inspection in state and independent boarding since 2002.

Dale had previously been a BSA course tutor since 1998 and developed the BSA Self-Assessment Toolkit.

Mandy Saligari...


St Peter's School, York, St Peter's School, York , Clifton , YO30 6AB , United Kingdom