Free mental health training for schools. Live webinar
4th Mar 2021
With schools set to return on March 8th pupil wellbeing has become more of a priority than ever. But just how much has the pandemic impacted childrens' mental health?
In recent research undertaken by Place2Be, which coincided with Children’s Mental Health Week, almost one in six (15%) parents rated their child’s mental health as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’, with 31% stating it is ‘worse’ or ‘much worse’ than before the pandemic.
Prior to this, in 2018, a joint green paper issued by the Department of Health and the Department of Education stated that the government wanted every school and college to have a designated lead in mental health by 2025, and whilst that seems like a long way off, the pandemic has increased the need for this to be addressed sooner rather than later.
With this in mind, OLT Director Hugh Clench will be joining IRIS Connect for a live webinar to discuss the topics around Supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing on March 24th.
OLT are also pleased to be able to also offer all eligible webinar attendees an opportunity to apply for free tutor training on our Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools course.
About the webinar
Hosted by IRIS Connect, this webinar will feature OLT Director and Educational Psychologist, Hugh Clench,and Designated Mental Health Lead, Melissa Royle,who will share their experiences and advice for recovering from the significant impact that the pandemic has had on pupil mental health.
Who is this webinar for?
This webinar is aimed at educational psychologists, school leaders, and teachers who either have a lead role in mental health or who will be developing this role. The webinar will discuss:
- the impact of lockdown on the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people
- the successful strategies and provisions put it in place pre- and post-pandemic
- the role of the ‘Designated Mental Health Lead’ and how you can prepare for this in your school
- how you can access free tutor training for your school on our Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools course
Register here to secure your webinar place and access free mental health training from OLT to support your school.