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Mental Health Training for Teaching Staff

We customise and build all training programmes to fit both Schools and Universities. Every year teachers, administrators, and other school educators encounter students experiencing mental health issues that range from suicidal thoughts to stress to extreme anxiety to addiction.

Students also commonly experience:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Self-injury
  • Opioid abuse (Instead Alcohol and substance misuse)

Mental health issues disproportionately affect students from historically marginalized and oppressed groups. The economic, health, and other disparities these communities face create excessive stress and hardship that can lead to conditions such as depression and substance abuse. Additionally, members of these communities are less likely to have access to mental health support and resources.

Disabilities and differences in gender, sexual orientation, religion, and immigration status can also result in discrimination that harms people’s mental well-being, affecting the mental health of teachers and students as well.

The Impact of Mental Health Issues on Students


Many factors determine a student’s ability to thrive and develop. Mental health plays a significant role. Toxic stress resulting from physical or emotional abuse, neglect, racism, and economic instability can impede the development of key mental functions children need to succeed in school. Older students with these experiences are more likely to have ADHD, explosive anger, and oppositional defiant disorder, while younger children are more likely to display outbursts, aggression, and hyperactivity. Genetics can also influence a student’s mental wellness.

Mental health impacts student attendance, performance, social and emotional development, and graduation rates.

Mental health issues can diminish students’ concentration, ability to prioritize tasks, and executive function, making it much harder to learn and perform well. Additionally, behavioural issues caused by mental health issues can lead to frequent discipline and school avoidance, which interfere with social and emotional development.

The Benefits of Mental Health Training for Teachers


With the stakes so high, leaders in education need to take action to address the growing student mental health crisis. Students spend a large portion of their waking hours in school, giving properly trained teachers many opportunities to observe, recognize, and help address mental health issues. Mental health training for teachers makes it possible to offer meaningful support to students so they can excel in school.

Mental health training equips teachers with methods for reaching out to students who may be developing substance abuse or mental health problems, while deepening their understanding of why early intervention matters. It also trains teachers to aid students going through mental health challenges or crises.

Mental health training for teachers requires providing teachers with strategies to appropriately respond to distressed students’ needs while also protecting their own mental health. All too often the high emotional toll on teachers can lead to burnout and exhaustion when they don’t have the necessary tools to handle what can be traumatic situations.

Having excellent training can help the engagement in the following areas:


• Closer relationships between teachers and students
• Improved classroom effectiveness
• Reduced peer victimization
• Here is a list of some of the courses that we offer:

ADHD Awareness

The ADHD Awareness course will help delegates to understand how ADHD affects children and teens. ADHD or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often misunderstood and can have major effects on not only children and teens, but also those connected to someone with the condition. The ADHD course will explore symptoms, hyperactivity, controlling impulses, paying attention and more in both home life and the school setting. The ADHD awareness course is perfect if you work with children, are wanting to work with children, know someone with ADHD or just want to learn something new.

Anxiety Disorders in Children

The course looks at what is normal behaviour and anxiety disorders. How to support an anxious child and how the different disorders manifest.

Asperger’s Syndrome Awareness Course

What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Main characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome. Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome on the Autistic Spectrum. Supporting those with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Autism Awareness Course

This course covers and introduction to Autism as well as other developmental disorders. It providers an overview guide to classroom practice as well as raising awareness and talks about the law and existing service provision.

Bullying in Schools Course

This course covers the following: What is bullying? Bullying in schools, The problem of bullying, Bullying prevention and intervention, School-Wide bullying prevention, Positive school culture, Cyberbullying, The relationship between bullying and suicide, Prevent bullying, The effects of bullying.

Challenging Behaviour in Young People Course

We look at a number of topics during this course from the stages of Challenging Behaviour to the Theories and attachments related to Challenging Behaviour in Children. We work with your teams to look at overcoming Challenging Behaviour and Methods of Dealing with it.

Child Psychology Course

The course covers the following areas and much more: The Principles of Developmental Psychology, Parenting and outcomes for children, Parent-child relationship quality and outcomes, Challenges to parent-child relationship quality.

Child Safeguarding Course

Our teams assist in focusing on key important elements to ensure safety and child protection. We cover What is Safeguarding? What is Child Protection? Vulnerability, Understanding Child Protection Issues, The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Role, Referral to the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), Safeguarding and Child Protection Good Practice.

Classroom Behaviour Management Course

We cover the following areas and more: Understanding Child Behaviour and Attitudes, Classroom Behaviour Patterns and Scope, Classroom Productivity and Effectiveness, Classroom Impressions & Reality, Conflict Resolution, Strategies in the Classroom, Strategies for Supporting Pupils with SEN.

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Course

During this we cover areas like Defining PMLD, Effects of PMLD, Educational Support, Physical and Health-Related Support.

Promoting Positive Child Behaviour Course

Here are some of the areas that we cover in this course, What is Positive Reinforcement?, Benefits of Positive Reinforcement, How to Implement Positive Reinforcement, Types of Reinforcers.

Safeguarding Children with Disabilities Course

We cover many areas during this training, Exploring Children with Disabilities, Neglect and Abuse of Children, Manifestation of Abuse and Neglect, Concerns about Abuse and Neglect.

Safer Recruitment in Schools Course

In this course we cover a number of areas that ensure a more secure process for recruitment, eg Introduction to Safe Recruitment in Schools, Understanding the Recruitment Process, Interviews and Induction Process, Background and DBS Checks, Dealing with Allegations.

SEN in Early Years Course

This is a very interactive course. Here are some areas that we cover: Introduction to Special Educational Needs in Early Years, Different Types of Special Educational Needs, Special Educational Needs in Early Years and Their Importance in Teaching, Supporting Children in the Learning Environment, Working with Parents to Support Children, Communication Skills, Important Acts Related to Special Educational Needs in Early Years.

Understanding Children’s Rights Course

We spend time deep diving into a very important area. Here are some of the topics that we cover in this course: History and Development, Issues and Risks, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Children Act, Equality and Diversity, Education and Employment, Ensuring and Enforcing Rights.

 

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