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27 Apr
BSA virtual day seminar: What every Matron should know
27 Apr 2021 - 27 Apr 2021




BSA virtual day seminar

Title: What every Matron should know


Date: April 27, 2021
Time: 10:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30
Speaker: Jane Graham, BSA Nurse Advisor and Lead Nurse, St Teresa's Effingham
Audience: Boarding staff, Matrons, Wellbeing managers


Happy, healthy boarders thrive socially and academically in the school community. Pastoral staff, notably the traditional Matron role, are key to this. This seminar will help pastoral staff further their knowledge and understanding of mental health issues in boarding, and will present strategies to apply in the boarding environment to help young people thrive.

The training will help delegates understand teenagers during puberty, what is important to the mental health of young people and give ideas on supporting them. It was also consider when mental health becomes a concern, and 'unhealthy' and makes suggestions for coping strategies to work through with boarders.


Training day breakdown:

  • How the brain works - taking a look at the brain and comparing an adult and teenage brain, looking at the differences
  • 21st century teenagers - considering modern stressors for young people
  • Wellbeing - an overview of mental health considerations and conditions
  • Resilience building - suggested support strategies that could be implemented in school, and sharing ideas amongst the group


Speaker: Jane Graham, BSA Nurse Advisor and Lead Nurse, St Teresa's Effingham
Jane is a registered sick children’s nurse; she trained at Great Ormond Street and worked for 20 years on PICU as senior sister and practice educator. As part of the unit’s CATS trauma team she spent a lot of time teaching clinically or at South Bank University. More recently she moved into school nursing setting up medical centres in two schools. She continues at St Teresa’s School in Effingham as Lead Nurse. She runs a Surrey clinical supervision group for independent school nurses and has her own business, Action + in First Aid and Mental Health training.


Virtual day seminar