Speaker profile

Debbie Simmons

Head of Services for The Midlands and The North of England
Place2Be (Confirmed)

Debbie joined Place2Be in 2016 as Head of Services for The Midlands and The North of England. She has supported children and families with complex needs for nearly 30 years. Her work and management roles have been in a community setting, HMP secure and resettlement and within education. She is qualified in Childhood Development, has a post grad cert. in CAMHS Service Transformation management, with a passion on promoting partnership work to ensure sustained outcomes for children and their families becoming a key focus for all involved.

Her work on rehabilitation and reintegration into communities from HMP led her to complete an MSC in Substance Misuse. Her experience of working and managing services with this client group has driven her focus towards early intervention and prevention within the mental health sector. She trained in a range of counselling modalities with a preference to CBT techniques, she is qualified in CYPIAPT Supervision model. Prior to coming to Place2be, Debbie managed mental health services for children and families in a community setting, commissioned by social services and health as well managing emotional well-being services across Primary, Secondary schools and colleges.

Agenda sessions

DAY 1 -

  • THE HOT SEAT

    • 10:00 am
      Mental Health in Schools – How can we ensure Pupil Wellbeing?