First SHINE conference a success!

Photo of staff at SHINE conference 2019Around 80 teachers along with representatives from local authorities, Education Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Government, attended the inaugural SHINE conference in Edinburgh on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

The theme was 'Mental health and wellbeing: using evidence to inform effective school practice'. Sessions focused on evidence, current research and innovative practice within both the education and public health sectors in response to supporting mental health in schools. Delegates heard some fantastic examples from the Welsh Schools Health Research Network of how health and wellbeing data had informed school policy and practice, and improved pupils' experiences.

SHINE logo‌The palpable energy in the room underlined the appetite for collaboration in Scotland and the support for the development of the Scottish Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE).

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First published: 28 June 2018