This training course has been developed in line with the he British government’s commitment to improving the standard of care for children/young people with mental health difficulties. The department of health’s ‘Future in Mind’ (2015) framework focusses on promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

It can be difficult for professionals in schools, and elsewhere, to appreciate the impact mental health of emotional difficulties on a child’s social, emotional, behavioural and learning needs.

This training offers practitioners the tools they will need to:  identify children who are struggling, work to accommodate their needs within a school setting and use referral pathways correctly to get them they additional support they require.                

Who Should Attend Training

Teachers. Pastoral staff in school and any other professionals working in an educational setting with children and young people

Who are the Trainers?

This course will be delivered by one or two (dependent on group size) of our Emotional Well-being Practitioners.

Benefits/Objectives of training

Professionals will gain insight around:

  • Understanding the impact of mental health issues and problems and the components of mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • How to know if a child/young person is struggling (signs and symptoms)
  • Identifying risk and resilience factors in relation mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people

Professionals will be given practical guidance around:

  • Building positive relationships with partners in the mental health sector and education that will foster a climate of mentally healthy schools
  • Using referral pathways and other interventions for direct work with children in the school setting
  • Utilising and referring to other services in a way which most effectively meets the needs of children and young people experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties