The Real-World Guide to Mental Wellness Inset
About this course
- Would you like to learn more about what is mental health?
- Do you find it difficult to assess whether a child or young person has mental health problems in the classroom?
- Would you like strategies to help identify and manage children and young people with mental health problems in the classroom?
In which case, this course could be of significant interest to you!
Recent studies suggest that 1 in 10 children experience mental health problems. School teachers are, in the main, not trained to deal with mental health issues and staff are finding it increasingly difficult to support pupils with these problems. Dr Nijabat and her world-renowned team use their experience and expertise working on the front line with depressed and anxious children and teenagers to help teachers to understand the importance of their role in identifying and managing common mental health problems in children and young people.
Please note that this course material does not, for one minute, advocate that teachers are solely responsible for their students’ mental health, merely, that they have a responsibility to help.
- An insight into a proper medical understanding of what mental health and mental ill health really are
- The ability to identify common mental health problems in children and young people
- Develop confidence in managing mental health problems in children and young people
- Know when and what organisations to signpost on to
- Build resilience and mental wellness in children and young people using a common-sense and easily implemented approach
Full Course Content
Session 1: Mental health – setting the context
Understanding the WHO definition of mental health
Dispelling myths about mental health issues so we can make genuine progress
Reducing stigma of mental health in children, young people and adults
Understanding how people can manage their mental health
Session 2: Signs of mental health issues in children, young people and adults
How children and young people present mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
Case studies and discussion using real-life situations
Interactive role-play in small groups
Video training, showing teachers using empathy and communication skills to support a distressed young person
Session 3: Self-harm and suicide
Identification and management of self-harm in children and young people
Identification and management of suicide in children and young people
Mental health first aid principles and how to apply them in practice
Signposting on for further help and resources from other organisations