Conferences and events

SHINE school members’  monthly newsletters

Members of the SHINE network have access to all the backdated monthly newsletters in their secure SHINE members’ resources area accessed via the digital folder. These can be found in the central members’ area. If operational updates and links to members’ resources are included in the newsletter, 2 versions are created. The members’ version is stored in the members’ resource folder . The version without the links can be found here on the website.

The newsletters contain updates on network resources, notification of new resources launched by partners, invitations to events and opportunities for your school to participate in health research. 

The monthly newsletters are typically sent out at the end of the month via email mail merge. Please ensure that you inform the SHINE Network Manager if there are any changes to the email contact address for the SHINE lead in your school. If you have not received the mailout, please check your junk folder and/or contact the SHINE Network Manager at : sphsu-shine@glasgow.ac.uk 

The SHINE Webinar series

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11. What works in responding to emotionally-based school non-attendance – examples from 2 Scottish Local Authorities

Webinar 11 was presented by Alison White (Senior Educational Psychologist) from Glasgow City Council and Chris Atherton (Senior Educational Psychologist) from East Renfrewshire Council. 141 delegates registered for the webinar to hear how each Local Authority is working with young people and families to support them to access their education and improve engagement.
10. Loneliness and young people: what we know and the implications for schools.

This webinar was presented by Dr Claire Goodfellow on Thursday 23rd March 2023 from 16.00 to 17.00pm. The webinar provided an overview of the findings from 3 recent academic papers on adolescent loneliness and considered the implication for schools . The ensuing discussion ( not recorded here)  brought together valuable perspectives from teachers, Local Authority staff and researchers. Some further reading and useful weblinks to resources have been provided below and are also accessible in the members’ area of the SHINE digital folder.

Video presentation
Further reading and resources
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9. Young people’s responses to and engagement with e-cigarettes and their broader marketing

This webinar was presented by Dr Marissa Smith on Thursday 17th November 2022 from 16.00 to 17.00pm. The webinar provided interesting insights as to how companies selling e-cigarettes and vaping products are targeting children and young people on social media. The ensuing discussion ( not recorded here)  brought together valuable perspectives from teachers, parents and researchers. Some resources provided by Dr Smith have been adapted for use in PSE lessons on this topic and can be accessed by members in the SHINE members’ digital resources folder.

Video of the presentation
PSE resource
8. Interpreting and implementing a SHINE mental health survey data report successfully in the school setting

This webinar was held on Thursday 19th May, 2022 and hosted by Dawn Haughton, the SHINE network manager and Judith Mabelis, a Research Fellow on the SHINE team. The session provided tips and advice on preparing to engage with the SHINE data report, how to interpret the graphs and measures used in the survey and provided some examples of how SHINE schools and Local Authorities had used the data reports as part of their whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

7. A Catch up with the SHINE Development Officers

This webinar was held on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th February 2022 and showcases the work of the three SHINE Development Officers working part-time with SHINE between August 2021 and March 2022. The three seconded teachers present their development work which charts the progress of embedding the SHINE model in both primary and secondary schools. Tips and advice on how to use SHINE data reports as part of a whole-school approach to wellbeing in a school setting are shared.

6. eNurture : young people’s mental health in the digital age

This webinar was held on Wednesday 28th April 2021 and was presented by Professor Gordon Harold, the inaugural Professor of the Psychology of Education and Mental Health at the University of Cambridge. professor Harold is also the Director of the eNurture network. Further details about the network can be found at https://www.enurture.org.uk/


5. Mental illness and young people: stigma, discrimination and seeking support

This webinar was held on Wednesday 27th January 2021 and was presented by Professor Simon Hunter along with three of his PhD students: Rebecca Johnson, Rachel Taylor and Sofia Pimenta. 

Further reading on this topic can be found here

4. Supporting the wellbeing of pupils with additional support needs in an inclusive school environment

This webinar was held on Wednesday 18th November 2020 and was presented by Dr Margaret Sutherland and Dr Ines Alves, University of Glasgow

During the webinar, Fran Foreman from Education Scotland posted links to the following resources on inclusive practice and inclusion, wellbeing and equalities, which may be of interest to you on this topic.

3. Attachment Difficulties – Stress at Home, Stress at School

This webinar was held on Wednesday 6th of May 2020 and was presented by Professor Helen Minnis, University of Glasgow.

In response to the request for further reading on this topic, Professor Minnis kindly conferred with colleagues at Scottish Attachment in Action to produce the following recommendations: Attachment difficulties: further reading 

2. Suicide and self-harm in young people

This webinar was held on Wednesday 19th February 2020 and was presented by Professor Rory O’Connor, University of Glasgow.

(Please note:  there is a brief section of frozen video lasting only 1 minute between 1.33 – 2.40 mins, however, the audio recording continues unaffected until the video resumes. We apologize for the short interruption to viewing.)

1. Sleep and Mental Health in the School Setting

This webinar was held on Wednesday 20th November 2019 and was presented by Professor Daniel Smith, University of Glasgow.