Youth Mental Health First Aider Course/Youth Mental Health Champion Course:
In-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support
Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing and signpost staff support
Mental Health in Adolescence:
Aims to explore the neuroscience of adolescent mental health and behaviour, deepening participants’ knowledge of developmentally appropriate, healthy behaviours and behaviours of concern. Evidence-informed approaches to best support children and young people’s mental and behaviour will be explored.
Supporting Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing:
Support staff to acknowledge where they are emotionally and in terms of wellbeing
Normalise and validate feelings
Engage in psychoeducation – mental health and resilience
Develop strategies to support themselves in the short and longer-term
Understanding and Developing Resilience:
To understand what resilience is and have an overview of some theories behind it
To recognise what impacts upon wellbeing (risk/protective factors) and the development of resilience
To learn practical ways to build resilience in yourself, your workplace and your pupils
Maintaining Boundaries when working with and supporting young people and their families:
How can we support safely and effectively?
What are boundaries, and why set them?
Types of boundaries
Ways of introducing boundaries
Mentally Healthy Schools:
Understand the difference between mental health and mental illness
Raise awareness of stress, possible causes and signs
Gain insight into the state of mental illness nationally
Be aware of mental illness within the education sector
Recognise the importance of investing in employee mental health
Be aware of strategies that can be used to support this
Recognise the link between mentally healthy schools and mentally healthy pupils
Specific training on Anxiety/Depression/Self-Harm/Eating Disorders
Attachment Theory in Schools
This course is designed for all staff in schools to gain an awareness of the theory of Attachment. Looking back at the history of attachment moving towards Modern attachment theory including the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM).
Auxiliary Attachment Figures in School
This course is designed for staff that work directly with pupils enabling staff to be attachment informed to guide support to behaviour. Focusing on maladaptive behaviours and the function of these behaviours. Helping staff to support pupils to develop adaptive strategies to engage in education setting.
Transitional Attachment Figures in School
This course is designed for staff that are key adults to specific pupils, such as form tutors, one to one teaching assistants and pastoral support. Providing an attachment lens for staff to support specific pupils. Focusing on becoming an advocate for these pupils. Working collectively with school staff, family, pupils and other agencies.
Bespoke training according to area of need