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Keys to Mental Health and Inclusion

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Keys to Mental Health and Inclusion

Programme Overview
Delivery Model Face to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • AED 1100 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke in-school training, please contact Rebecca ( for more information.
Deadline booking date:

Wednesday 26th October

Date of Training Tuesday 6th December 2022
Time (UAE) 8:30am to 3:30pm
Venue Dubai – to be confirmed

Please note:  If COVID restrictions are introduced, this course will become an online training session.

Target audience

PRIMARY and SECONDARY teachers, Heads and Deputies, SENCOs, Learning Support and Guidance Staff, Advanced Skills Teachers, Parents, Local Authority Support Services, Community Development Workers, Early Years and School-based Practitioners.

Aims of the course

Best delivered over the course of a full day, ‘Keys to Inclusion’ introduces participants to 6 guiding Ideas that underpin inclusive practice. 

  • The importance of WELCOME 
  • Inclusion is about Adults’ learning 
  • Taking the Long View 
  • Giftedness as a new paradigm for understanding disability, mental health and difference 
  • The Intentional Building of Relationships – ‘Circle of Friends’ work as an example of this 
  • Not doing it alone – the importance of Teams in developing inclusive practice 

Intended outcomes

  • Increased confidence regarding developing inclusive practice in mainstream schools and other settings
  • Access to a wider range of practical strategies to impact on behaviour problems
  • Deeper understanding of core values surrounding inclusion of disabled and challenging children and adults
  • Opportunity to reflect on professional attitudes and behaviour towards parents and pupils
  • New skills and processes to make inclusion successful 

Colin Newton

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Colin Newton was Principal Educational Psychologist of City of Nottingham LEA from 1998 – 2001, where he contributed to the consultation on and successful development of an inclusive education policy across the LEA. In 1999 Colin and Derek collaborated in the writing of Circles of Friends reflecting some 5 years of training and development work to bring this approach to the UK. In 2001 he co-founded Inclusive Solutions with Derek Wilson to promote the mainstream inclusion of all children and adults across the UK whatever their difference, impairment or challenge. Inclusive Solutions provides accessible, interactive training on all aspects of inclusive practice, in inclusion settings and beyond. Colin’s career has been values driven, but also practical using applied psychology in training and real-life problem solving with schools, families and individual children and young people.

Programme details:

The course answers the questions : 

  • Why inclusion? 
  • What is inclusion? 
  • How do we go about including high profile children or young people? 
  • What does inclusion have to do with me? 


Day One
08:30 Registration and refreshments
08:45 Introduction and training session
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Training session
12:30 Lunch Break
1:30 Training session
15:30 Finish


About Inclusion Solution

‘Inclusive Solutions’ are a team of psychologists and associates who specialise in mainstream inclusion for disabled and challenging children and adults. Making available cutting-edge practical strategies and ideas for developing effective inclusion in local mainstream schools and communities, Inclusive Solutions use ideas that have been developed internationally and adapt them to the UK context. They work with anyone who wants to bring about the real systems changes that are necessary to move towards a truly inclusive society.

Since being founded in 2001 by Colin Newton and Derek Wilson, Inclusive Solutions have been providing accessible, interactive training on all aspects of inclusive practice in education settings and beyond. Over time they have made links with a range of disabled and non-disabled associate trainers, within the UK and beyond.


Colin Newton
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