Prioritising Mental Health

Mindfulness to support Teacher Wellbeing

Description
This Mindfulness meditation and resilience training is designed to improve your wellbeing and help you manage the stressors of both teaching and life in general. The ability to practice Mindfulness will help you live more fully day to day. The programme supports teacher health enhancement, resilience and wellbeing. It is focused on prevention and learning the how to take good care of yourself, as well as using meditation to create a greater sense of balance with work, home and/or family. By taking part in this course you will discover how Mindfulness meditation can make a real difference to the lives of educators and pupils. There will be a chance to learn and practice Mindfulness techniques in 5 twilight sessions and then a follow up one day course to learn how to teach Mindfulness to pupils in your school.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will be taught by teachers with greater resilience, inner calm and improved wellbeing
  • Will increase their resilience and improve their wellbeing by learning Mindfulness
Teachers:
  • Will develop an understanding of how Mindfulness can improve their resilience
  • Will benefit from learning and practicing Mindfulness techniques for their own wellbeing
  • Will be able to teach Mindfulness techniques to children
Establishment:
  • Will benefit from teachers that have a greater understanding of how to be resilient and respond to the stresses of teaching more effectively
  • Will benefit from teachers teaching Mindfulness to pupils
Audience

Teaching staff, NQTs and learning support staff

Date
4th January 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
11th January 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
18th January 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
1st February 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
8th February 2018 (5:30pm - 7:15pm)
24th February 2018 (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Zia Brooks, Mindfulness in Schools Consultant
Cost
£295
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Bereavement

Description
One in 29 children aged 5 to 16 has experienced the death of a parent or sibling, and as many as 92% of young people in the UK, will experience a ‘significant’ bereavement before the age of 16. It is thought that up to 70% of schools have a bereaved pupil on the school roll at any one time.

The purpose of this half day workshop is to explore bereavement through a child’s eyes and to consider the important role staff can play in
helping a child to express their grief.

The workshop is participatory in design and includes group discussion & exercises around the following core themes:
  • Grief and the spectrum of mental health
  • The impact of loss/death on an individual child
  • Breaking sad news to a child and sharing sad news with classmates/school community
  • Listening to grief & eliciting feelings
  • Common questions- knowing what to say, and how to avoid unhelpful, habitual responses
  • Managing own emotions in relation to bereavement and children
  • Addressing the impact of bereavement on the wider school population
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will have a renewed understanding of bereavement and the process of grief, through a child’s eyes
  • Know how to deal sensitively with bereaved children
  • Feel confident in their ability to support children throughout the school express and manage their grief
  • Be equipped with skills to support conversations about death, loss and bereavement within the school community
Audience

Teachers, SENCOs & support staff

Date
24th January 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Young Minds
Cost
£60
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Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Description
MHFA (Youth) course is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 -18.

The comprehensive 2 day programme covers topics specific to young people and mental health including:
  • What is mental health?
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self harm, substance misuse and eating disorders
  • Promoting protective factors
  • Action planning using MHFA

MHFA is certificated by MHFA England. All participants will receive a standard MHFA manual and attendance certificate from MHFA England www.mhfaengland.org
Impact Statement
Attendance on this 2 day course leads to certification as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Participants will learn how to:
  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a First Aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problem
Audience

Teachers and support staff working with primary and secondary school age children

Date
26th February 2018 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
27th February 2018 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Professionals authorised to deliver MHFA Youth
Cost
£210
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Self Harm

Description
This half-day workshop focuses on self-harm amongst school age children. Through presentation and group discussion, participants will consider how self-harm relates to the spectrum of mental health and illness. The workshop will equip participants with an overview of current theories, challenge misunderstandings, improve knowledge and raise awareness of common self-harming behaviours in young people.
Impact Statement
Practitioners will be more confident in:
  • Understanding reasons why young people may self-harm
  • Recognising self-harm in young people
  • Challenging misunderstandings around self-harming behaviour and promoting helpful ways of discussing this issue in the school environment
Audience

Teachers, SENCOs & support staff working with primary and/or secondary school age children

Date
25th April 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Young Minds
Cost
£60
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Autism and Mental Health: A review of specific issues and interventions

Description
A day to:
  • Explore the particular mental health needs most commonly linked to children with an ASD
  • Explore current research in this area, including more vulnerable groups of children
  • Provide participants with resources and strategies to use with this group of students
  • Inform staff how to sign post students/families to external support
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have staff supporting them who can understand and support their mental health needs
Staff:
  • Will be confident to manage Mental Health needs in students with an ASD, and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience and a range of strategies and resources to draw upon
Schools:
  • Will have skilled staff to support this group of students, and sign post to other agencies as appropriate
Audience

SENCOs/Teachers and TA’s and other professionals, supporting children with an ASD and mental health related needs

Date
10th July 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services and CAMHS
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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