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youHQ Live in Dubai

🗓️ 26/04/2024, 8am - 12:30pm
📍 Emirates International School - Jumeirah




Event Summary

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for wellbeing strategies and mental health services has increased worldwide. According to research released in February 2024, almost one in four (23.3%) Emirati high school students report experiencing symptoms of anxiety, whilst one in six (17.1%) young people in the UAE are experiencing depression.

We're uniting headteachers, SLT, teachers, EdTech specialists, wellbeing coaches, and psychologists to network and share best practice for emotional health in UAE Schools.

Join us for a free half-day conference and event on 26th April 2024 and forge an inclusive whole-school wellbeing environment, discover targeted approaches for EBSA and school rejection, and prioritise student voice.


8:00 - 8:30  Registration and Networking

08:30 - 09:00  Welcome and Keynote 1

Whole Child, Whole School: Elevating Wellbeing through Character and Values Education

09:00 - 10:00  Breakout Workshop 1​

  Attendees choose to attend one of the four following options:

  • 1A: Student Voice & Leadership - Amy Carroll

  • 1B: Breaking Barriers: Inclusive Strategies for PE Teachers - Ben Daniels and Jon Ford

  • 1C: Acting Out: Harnessing the Power of Theatre In Education - Emma Isbell (Dune Productions)

  • 1D: Wellbeing: School Rejection Solutions - Louise Dawson

10:00 - 10:30  Pause for Networking

10:30 - 11:00  Keynote 2

Digital Strategy and Wellbeing: 'It Takes a Village to Raise a Digital Native' - Philippa Wraithmell

11:00 - 12:00  Breakout Workshop 2


Attendees choose to attend one of the four following options:

  • 2A: Embedding a Wellbeing App - Robert Ellis, Philippa Wraithmell and Melissa Claridge

  • 2B: Wellbeing: A Potential Indicator for Additional Needs? - Louise Dawson

  • 2C: Putting the physical back at the heart of wellbeing in schools - Jez Belas

  • 2D: Using Tech to Monitor and Improve Staff Wellbeing - Dr Ruba Tabari and Jon Ford

12:00 - 12:30  Keynote 3 and Closing Remarks

The Power of Education: Transforming Education through Meaningful Relationships - Dr Ruba Tabari


Emirates International School, Jumeirah

In association with

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Contributors & Speakers

Jon Ford
Jez Belas
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Philippa Wraithmell
Amy Carroll
Louise Dawson
Dr Ruba Tabari
Robert Ellis
Melissa Claridge
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Dune Productions

Location Details

Venue: Emirates International School - Jumeirah

Address: Al Thanya St - Umm Al Sheif - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Refreshments and prayer space provided and available for those who need them.

Map available via the embed below - or click here to view.

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