Tue, 21 Nov|
Suicide Safer Placements - Supporting the mental health of students on placements
Join us as we explore the latest Universities guidance on suicide safer placements, and consider ways in which everyone involved in the management and supervision of practice placements can be more attuned to the wellbeing of students on placement.
Time & Location
21 Nov 2023, 10:00 – 11:30
About the Event
This course is open to any Practice Educators/On site supervisors or anyone with a role in supporting students on placements across Adult and Children's Services within the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership. Please see below our Partner organisations.
Whilst placements are core to a student’s learning, self-development, confidence and graduate success they involve significant change and can impact negatively on their mental health.
This course will consider:
- The impact of new settings, new challenges, new colleagues and additional costs.
- The risks of placements negatively impacting on student’s wellbeing and mental health and their ability to access support.
- Recommendations around preparing students for placement and supporting students whilst on placement.
The course will be lead by Tom Henri, Assistant professor at University of Birmingham, leading on practice learning. Tom has been a social work academic for over 15 yrs. His most recent work investigates safeguarding practices in elite schools. His practice experience is predominantly within the field of youth justice.
Birmingham Children's Trust
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham City University
Cheshire East Council
City of Stoke-on-Trent Council
City of Wolverhampton Council
Coventry City Council
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Heart of Worcestershire College
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [MPFT]
Sandwell Children's Trust
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Staffordshire County Council
Telford & Wrekin Council
University of Birmingham
University of Warwick
University of Wolverhampton
University of Worcester
Warwickshire County Council
Worcestershire County Council