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Tue, 21 Nov


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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.

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Suicide Safer Placements - Supporting the mental health of students on placements
Suicide Safer Placements - Supporting the mental health of students on placements

Time & Location

21 Nov 2023, 10:00 – 11:30

Microsoft Teams

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.

Partner organisations:

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

Coventry University

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Heart of Worcestershire College

Herefordshire Council

Keele University

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [MPFT]

Sandwell Children's Trust

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire University

Telford & Wrekin Council

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton

University of Worcester

Walsall Council

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

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