Environments for recovery: how schools and other educational settings can respond following critical incidents

We are delighted to be hosting our upcoming conference on Thursday 29th June in London, aimed at school leaders, teachers, SENCOs and anyone involved in the pastoral care of children and young people in education settings.

Join leading experts in the field for a day of presentations, a panel discussion, and opportunities for networking as we explore evidence-based principles for creating the best environment for recovery following traumatic events.


Morning session

  • Welcome – David Trickey, UKTC Co-Director and Consultant Clinical Psychologist 
  • How to plan for the unplannable. Principles that promote recovery from potentially traumatic events – Beck Ferrari, UKTC Clinical Content Lead and Traumatic Bereavement Specialist .
  • Reflections on Critical Incidents in Schools – Dr Michelle Sancho, Interim Head of Education, West Berkshire, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and HCPC Registered Psychologist  
  • Refreshment break  
  • What makes an event traumatic, how do children and young people react, and how can professionals respond – David Trickey, UKTC Co-Director and Consultant Clinical Psychologist 
  • Presentation by Ann John, Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Swansea University and Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Wales  
  • Q&A opportunities

Lunch break. Refreshments provided by UKTC.

Afternoon session

  • Life for a Young Person after the Grenfell Tragedy – Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service 
  • Supporting young people and staff after the death of a student – Bernie Orchin and Jennifer Milne, Broomhill Bank School
  • Q&A opportunities
  • Refreshment break 
  • “Sorry to call you so late, John has been shot…” The aftermath of a violent attack – Christos Gaitatzis, Principal of Omagh High School in Northern Ireland
  • Panel discussion, including speakers and Bill Yule, Professor Emeritus of Applied Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
  • Closing remarks – David Trickey 

Meet the speakers

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