About Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools
It’s now estimated that three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health issue.
Our Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools course has been designed to provide school staff with the practical tools and strategies they need to help improve the outcomes for children who need mental health support.
I have really enjoyed this course. I have found it very informative and the tutor was extremely helpful. It has really opened my eyes and mind and It has made such a difference regarding my role as an educator.
Who is the course for?
Our Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools course is perfect for those who work with children in schools, such as teachers, teaching assistants, SENCO’s and school leaders. The target age range is compulsory education (4-18 years) but the course may also be useful in early years settings. Our course will also be of benefit to parents of children looking for support and more information on mental health and wellbeing.
Why join the course?
Pre and post-course evaluations from our course participants demonstrate significantly increased confidence in the ability to implement effective strategies to support pupils.
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As of August 2019
Mental health disorders can affect classroom learning and social interactions, both of which are critical to the success of students. This new course looks at the potential impact that mental health problems can have on pupil outcomes and shows you how to create mentally healthy schools where pupils can thrive.
This way of training has created a relaxed and stress-free way of learning, making it easy to learn new skills and further my knowledge.
- explore the concepts of wellbeing and mental health, the main influences on these, and the impact on pupil outcomes. Learn about the main types of mental health disorder and their incidence, and the relationship between mental health and disability.
- consider the possible uses of wellbeing surveys and questionnaires in schools, and learn the guidelines for administering them and evaluating the results.
- understand the main elements of a supportive school ethos, including staff wellbeing. Explore a range of approaches to support wellbeing and mental health in your school, from whole-school to specific, and know when and where to seek further support.
What you will learn
On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- identify the main types of mental health disorder and their potential impact on pupil outcomes
- describe the main influences on wellbeing and mental health
- explain the place of social and emotional learning in the curriculum
- describe a range of specific approaches that schools can adopt to support pupil wellbeing and mental health
- determine when to seek further information and support from a variety of sources
- explain the relationship between mental health and disability
- take into account the significance of staff mental health and wellbeing
- develop a conceptual framework for supporting mental health in schools
- be aware of specific approaches and tools that schools can adopt to support and monitor pupil wellbeing
- create and employ your own ‘whole school approach’ action plan
- create mentally healthy schools where pupils and teachers can thrive