Tim Lissimore is Senior Deputy Head at Wilson’s School (Sunday Times London State Secondary School of the Decade), where he has worked since 2009. For a decade, he was the school’s DSL, leading on the school’s strategy for promoting positive mental health. Following postgraduate study in Teacher Education at the University of Oxford, focussing on teachers’ collaboration and reflection, he is now researching how (and by whom) teachers’ professional learning is directed in secondary schools. As a pianist, he has performed, accompanied and examined widely alongside his roles in education. He is the lead trustee for safeguarding at Central YMCA, a charity with national reach in FE and skills.
Katharine Radice is an education consultant with 20 years’ experience of working in schools. A
former Deputy Head, she has taught within the full range of school environments (boarding, day,
co-educational, single sex, independent and maintained sector) and in a range of pastoral and
academic leadership roles. Her consultancy work focuses on the dispositions that feed or hinder
success in a school environment and the importance of understanding the adolescent journey from
a 3D perspective, navigating the differences between teacher, student and parent viewpoints.
She has a national reputation as a Classics teacher, combining everyday realism with innovative
approaches to curriculum delivery.
Megan Jayne Crabbe is a dynamic and talented presenter, bestselling author, and content creator, known for her engaging and authentic approach to discussing important topics like body positivity, mental health, feminism, and eating disorder recovery. With a loyal following of over 1.3 million across her social channels, Megan is a respected and influential voice in the industry. In addition to writing the bestselling book “Body Positive Power,” a manifesto on all the reasons why we hate our bodies, and how to change them. Megan has also delivered talks, panels, and presentations to large audiences, and has been a featured speaker at events hosted by top brands like Spotify, Instagram, Stylist Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Body Shop and more. Megan has produced and facilitated a range of workshops on topics such as mental health, body image, eating disorder recovery, and creator well-being.
Heather Daulphin is a consultant/lecturer at the Tavistock-Portman NHS Trust where she cowrote and tutors on their Senior Mental Health Leader course. She spent 22 years as the Senior Deputy at Hampstead School, leading them to becoming the first London school to secure the Wellbeing Award. She has extensive leadership experience, specialising in Mental Health, Safeguarding and Diversity and Inclusion and was invited to develop inclusive school leadership and foster recovery in Oslo, following the racist atrocities of 2011. She has also taken part in school study trips to New Orleans, post Katrina and Washington DC, researching successful inner-city schools. She is an associate consultant with All-in education, working with schools to develop their equity and inclusion strategies.
Michael Conroy is the founder of Men At Work, set up to deliver transformative training in the areas of challenging sexism, supporting healthy personal development and fostering violence free relationships and communities. He spent 16 years in Secondary Education in England, delivering a wide range of citizenship and well-being programmes for students in Years 7-13 before committing full-time to Men At Work. During that time, he developed school and community based programmes and initiatives recognised by awards including a Sinnott Fellowship and a Suzy Lamplugh Young Person’s Safety Award. He has trained over 1000 teachers, social workers and youth workers in facilitating the 10 Dialogues programme which he devised as a pragmatic resource in supporting boys and young men to be safe (for themselves) and safe to be around – for their male peers, women and girls.
Tania Davidson is Deputy Head Pastoral at Queen Margaret’s, an all-girls boarding school in York. She has been inspecting schools for 5 years and has seen a wealth of excellent mental health and wellbeing practice. She has teaching and leadership experience across state, coed and international sectors and is a governor of a large state secondary school. She has been working within boarding schools for the last 16 years and understands that how we support pupils’ emotional wellbeing can have a positive impact on their daily experiences, their academic outcomes and their life opportunities. This experience has culminated in Queen Margaret’s School for Girls achieving the Leeds Beckett Gold award for Mental Health and Wellbeing, as well as winning the Independent School of the year for Student Wellbeing.
Alice Newton-Leeming is the founder and director of Mental Health Learning. She has worked and volunteered within the field of mental health for over 13 years, specialising in suicide prevention. She equips members of the community and members of staff in the workplace with the skills to spot signs of distress and feel prepared to respond to them by providing training in mental wellbeing, self-harm and suicide prevention. She is a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator and delivers training for Papyrus, Young Minds and Mind.
Anna Bateman is founder of Halcyon Education, an organisation which puts mental health and wellbeing at the heart of school improvement. She has 30 years education experience, is lead subject specialist for The National College, a podcaster, author, vice-chair of a governing body and has advised the Department for Education on their Mental Health Green Paper. The majority of her working week is spent actively advising school senior leads on improving mental health outcomes. She is driven by the opportunity to create a resilient environment in which all pupils are empowered to grow both academically and personally, leaving a legacy for the next generation.