On Thursday 20th September BlueWhale Training produced and hosted a unique event in The Midlands entitled Beyond The Label. This symposium was the first of it’s kind to bring together Local Authorities, Mental Health Care Trusts, West Midlands Police, creative organisations, schools and further education providers to discuss and share skills and knowledge and to provide positive interventions to tackle the challenges faced by young people in todays society .
Chaired by Julie Simpson - Director - BlueWhale Training guest speakers included
- Ashley Bertie - Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner - West Midlands Police
- Caroline Swift - Principal - Values Academy
- David Perkins - Director - AS Mentoring
- Corrine Keating - Senior Occupational Therapist -Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust.
Thank you to the speakers, the delegates who attended and to The Big Lottery fund for making the event possible. We've received a great deal of positive feedback from the event and an 'in principle' agreement to develop partnerships further was agreed as we to continue to find ways to support young people.
Following the success of the event, and at the request of delegates, we have arranged a follow up Autism Awareness Training event, supported and sponsored by Birmingham Local Authority - Communication and Autism Team. Thank you to Teresa Allen for supporting us with this, details to follow shortly.
Further partnership opportunities will be available via our 'Flourishing Together ‘ seminars - see projects page for further information.