3 hours

About this course

This training outlines what normal development is and will help school & college staff identify children and young people who may require specialist support.

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By outlining what specialist mental health services are and setting this within a framework for getting specialist support, the training will address when to refer to specialist services, what schools might expect from these services, and key considerations.

The training will provide practical tools and tips for school & college staff to work with their pupils to better understand their experiences and better ways to manage these areas for concern.

Using case studies and discussion points it will also address how to support a child or young person in a school setting who is attending a specialist mental health service.


Who is this training suitable for?

The training is suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a school or college setting and could include:

  • Teachers
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Pastoral Care team members
  • SENCOs
  • Governors

Learning outcomes

Participants will come away with a better understanding of:

  • What is normal development
  • When children & young people need more specialist support
  • Specialist mental health services’ structure and what to expect

Strategies and considerations to support children & young people who are in receipt of specialist support services.