The TaMHS conference

​The TaMHS conference has been an annual event since 2017. The conference is organised jointly by the Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service and Children and Adolecent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Connect, and is open to any professional who works in or with educational settings.

 Every year the conference has a specific theme, but it always has one overarching aim:

  • To empower and support all those working within education, so that they are able to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all those within the school community.

TaMHS conference 2021

Theme: Make time for the moment

​Date​Monday 1 February to Friday 5 February 2021
​LocationOnline event

​£55 per place.
Each place booked entitles one representative from a Northamptonshire school or organisation to attend the keynote speech, two workshops and the ‘Professionals’ Panel’.

​DetailsOrganised jointly by the Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service and CAMHS Connect, this conference has been planned to help primary and secondary schools to better meet children’s mental health, social and emotional needs.

​Bookings open on Eventbrite on 2 November 2020.


Only Northamptonshire professionals will be allowed to attend and those from schools and academies will be prioritised.

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TaMHS conference 2021 agenda 

Keynote speaker: Katherine Weare

Katherine is the Professor Emeritus at the University of Southampton. She is known internationally for her work on wellbeing, mental health, and social and emotional learning for young people and those who live and work with them, including mindfulness and compassion. She has published widely in the field including a recent bestselling book ‘Happy Teachers Change the World’ with renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, and led leading edge research, evidence reviews and programme creation across the UK and Europe. She is currently co-lead on Mindfulness in Education policy for the Mindfulness Initiative, UK, an influential think tank, and principal investigator for the Community of Contemplative Education for Mind and Life Europe.

​Monday 1 February 2021​9:30 to 10:45Online event​Keynote speech

Virtual workshops

A range of workshops will be delivered virtually throughout the week. Please see document below for more details.

​Monday 1 to Friday 5 February 2021​View document for more information​Online event​View document for more information

'Moving forward in mental health: Professionals' panel'

An opportunity to find out about the support available from Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

​Friday 5 February 2021​1:30 to 2:30 pm​Online event

TaMHS conference 2019

The 2019 TaMHS conference was held on 8 October 2019 and was a huge success. Representatives from eighty-one schools attended, consisting of sixty-three primary, infant and junior schools, thirteen secondary schools and five special schools. Colleagues from a variety of support agencies also attended, and there were over thirty stalls in the market place.

Dr. Pooky Knightsmith gave an upbeat but down-to-earth and entirely practical keynote address with the slides for this and the introduction to the conference provided:

What did delegates say about the TaMHS conference 2019?


"The conference was outstanding and well organised."
"It was full of great stalls with excellent content and a range of topics."
"I really enjoyed the day."
"It was great to be given the opportunity to network."
"It was helpful meeting with other agencies, specialists and learning about other services."

 What one word would you use the encapsulate the TaMHS Conference?

  • Inspiring
  • Enlightening
  • Proactive
  • Informative
  • Fun