Talking to Children and Young People about their Mental Health in a School Setting
About this course
This training will provide practical strategies and tips for talking to children and young people in a school & college setting.
It will outline the different factors that impact on a child or young person’s mental health and wellbeing, and highlight strategies to help improve mental health and wellbeing in a school setting.
Using the “Who What When Where Why” methodology, it will provide practical tips and suggestions for initiating conversations with pupils concerning their mental health and wellbeing.
It will work through practical examples and provide advice on dealing with common problems that may arise in a classroom such as managing a panic attach or an angry outburst.
Follow up consultation
There is an optional 1.5 hour follow up group consultation webinar to discuss the implementation of skills gained approximately 6 weeks after the training.
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:
- Senior Leadership Team
- Teaching Assistants
- Pastoral Care team members
Participants will come away with a better understanding of:
- what impacts pupils’ mental health and wellbeing
- strategies to enhance mental health and wellbeing in the school community
- practical skills for talking to CYP about their mental health and wellbeing
- guidelines around best practice for managing common classroom concerns.