1 day


About this course

We are currently refining the structure of this training in an online format and so the times and dates may change slightly. Participants will be notified of any changes with sufficient notice.

Over the last few years the world has woken up to a simple fact: the best correlation of adult life satisfaction is not income, but physical and mental health.

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The new emphasis on promoting child mental health in schools & colleges is a welcome move to help us realise this ambition. But how can schools & colleges, within their current resources, prioritise mental health and wellbeing alongside teaching a school curriculum?

Evidence shows that unexpected change and loss can have an impact on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This course will focus on the current experience of children and young people as a result of the pandemic, based on the most recent evidence. This course gives clear, simple advice to all those who are supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people during the current crisis, including those who may already be vulnerable or suffering from mental health difficulties

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
  • School Governors
  • Anyone with a responsibility as a mental health or wellbeing lead in a school.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Specific guidance about mental health in the current climate related to coronavirus and the impact of lockdown and how to support children and young people in your schools and colleges
  • Establish and embed sources of support for your children and young people experiencing anxiety
  • Learn from examples of good practice and shared experiences between schools
  • Apply practical, evidence-based tools in your setting to support mental health and wellbeing including our top tips for talking to children and young people about mental health
  • Understand and be able to implement a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
    • Signposting to trusted mental health and wellbeing resources and sources of support

Should you have any questions, please email to discuss your requirements