Mental Health – A healthy approach to mental health in the primary and early years setting 28th September 2018 9.30am – 12.00pm: Swiss Cottage resource centre

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Course information

  • Course Provider: Clare Edmondson (Changing Behaviour)
  • Stage: Primary & EYs
  • Subject Area: SEMH

Suitable For: All adults working in Primary & Early Years Settings

  • Date: Friday 28th September 2018
  • Venue: Swiss cottage school resource centre – 80 Avenue Road, London NW8 6HX
  • Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
  • Cost: £70

This course focuses on the difficult topic of mental health in schools and how schools can adopt a whole school approach helping our children with mental health difficulties and keeping everyone (including staff) healthy.

The course is suitable for both mainstream and specialist settings and has a primary and secondary version of the training available. This course is aimed at Primary and Early years practitioners.

Introduction to mental health

  • Quiz
  • Definition – What is mental health?
  • Mental health needs – Conduct disorders, anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, eating disorders, substance misuse, self-harm
  • SEND and Mental Health

Session 2: A whole school approach to supporting mental health needs

  • Understanding emotional literacy
  • Building character and resilience
  • Working with parents and families
  • Creating a healthy school team (adults and children)

Session 3: Developing a mentally healthy school

  • Making positive changes
  • Developing an effective Mental Health Policy
  • Strategies and resources to support staff
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