Schools and school staff are crucial to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people. This can be a challenging and daunting task. Plymouth and District Mind has developed bespoke training which will help to develop mental health support in schools.
Training for school staff
Promoting Wellbeing in the School Workplace
Course Duration: 1 day
No of attendees: Maximum 20; Minimum 10
This course covers topics such as resilience, stress management and positive psychology interventions to improve staff wellbeing. The aim of the course is to teach staff the tools to improve their own wellbeing which will in turn indirectly support the young people they work with to deal with their own emotional health and mental wellbeing.
Workshops for parents/caregivers
Supporting Emotional Literacy
Workshop Duration: 3 hours
No of attendees: Maximum 15; Minimum 10
Parents/caregivers have a key role in supporting children to recognise, accept and develop their emotions. Many schools are talking about Emotional Literacy and the positive impact it can have on children’s learning. This short workshop covers topics such as: how to be a good listener; modelling the behaviour you seek; nurturing your child’s self-esteem; respecting differences; and using support services when needed.
Training for Young People
Life is an Emotional Rollercoaster
Session duration: 1.5 hours
Number of sessions: 6
Number of students: Maximum 10
This 6 session course has been designed to support the development of healthy emotional regulation in young people who may be experiencing poor mental health or emotional distress. The course will focus on the thoughts-feelings-behaviour cycle so that young people can make sense of negative ways of thinking.