Is your school:
- Prioritizing mental health?
- Effectively supporting vulnerable pupils?
- Implementing early intervention strategies to identify mental health problems?
- Offering pupils the necessary therapeutic support?
- 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 to 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental
- health disorder that is around three children in every class.
- Between 1 in every 12 and 1 in 15 children and young people deliberately self
- Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression.
- 72% of children in care have behavioral or emotional problems; these are some
- *Statistics taken from Young Minds
- of the most vulnerable people in our society.
This course is designed to provide you with a toolkit of information, resources and practical strategies to support mental heath and wellbeing as well as create an inclusive school where everyone feels safe and valued.
- Understand the different areas of mental health
- Recognise warning signs and take effective preventative action
- Follow a framework when faced with a pupil of member of staff who displays a mental health concern
- Look at ways to create an inclusive school which supports pupils and staff with mental health issues
- Optimise pupil and staff well being by providing effective support
- Practice ways to facilitate conversations around an individual’s mental health concern
- Identify ways to sign post, support and guide individuals to seek appropriate help and advise
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff, parents and carers
- Network with external agencies
- Effective ways to work with families to promote mental health and wellbeing
- Optimise student well being by providing effective support
- Unpick a whole school Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy (sample policy provided for delegates)