Advanced Mental Health Training
One Education has partnered with 'Team Mental Health' to bring you this fast-paced, intensive day with an 'information packed' style of the training delivered by consultant psychiatrists. You will go through the background of mental health and underpinning theories of physiological and psychological development as well as looking at mental disorders and what you can do in schools.
£189 + VAT (lunch & parking included)
In England, '10% of children and young people have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem; this equates to three young people in every classroom' (Green et al, 2004; Young Minds, 2016). With half of all cases of long-term mental illness developing by the age of 14, we have to skill ourselves in schools to be aware of these health problems and know what we can do in schools.
The education sector can make a real and positive difference when it comes to the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
The House of Commons Health Committee has recommended that the Department for Education 'should include mental health modules as part of ongoing professional development in schools for both teaching and support staff' (House of Commons Health Committee, 2014-15).
The importance of addressing the mental health needs of pupils is part of the Ofsted Inspection Framework: 'Inspectors evaluate the experience of particular individuals and groups, such as pupils for whom referrals have been made to the local authority (checking how the referral was made and the thoroughness of the follow-up), pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, children looked after, those with medical needs and those with mental health needs. Inspectors must look at a small sample of case studies about the experience of these pupils.' (Ofsted, 2016: 50).
This training is designed to offer a sensible level of information and pragmatic approaches to support staff to meet these increasing demands. The expectation is not that staff become experts in mental health; instead, our key focus is on training all school professionals at an appropriate and accessible level. We provide the essential and fundamental information to empower and assist those working on the front line to play their role in preventing, detecting and intervening early. We aspire to equip and assist those working in education so that they are able to support pupils in being mentally healthy and, at the same time, reduce stigma relating to mental illness.
The training will be delivered by Team Mental Health founding directors and psychiatrists.
Who's It For?
All education professionals
Primary & Secondary