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Supporting Good Emotional and Mental Health in Schools (Family Links)

Family Links , Units 2 & 3 Fenchurch Court, Bobby Fryer Close, Cowley
Course Tutors
Family Links
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Target Audience
Assistant Headteachers / Deputy Headteachers / Designated Safeguarding Leads / EYFS Practitioners / EYFS Teacher / Headteachers / Home school link worker / NQTs / SENCO / Senior Leaders / Teachers / Teaching Assistants
Course Types
Workshop, Training day
Course Categories
Teaching and Learning / Early Years
Counselling / Other / PSHE
Course Description

This practical and interactive workshop will explore how to:

  • Recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health - with a focus on practical strategies, on how to manage this in a class based setting.

  • Understand boundaries and professional responsibilities - with a view on how to support Families as you interact with them; with practical ideas on how to manage this in a time effective way.

  • Recap on Safeguarding Procedures - particularly in view of Families who are and are not recognised as being in need.

  • Strategies to support your own and other children's emotional health - with a guide to flashpoints in the day and useful settling activities for individuals, groups and a class.

Family Links run courses using:

  • Interactive content: case studies, role play and dialogues.

  • Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences and think about how the strategies can be used in their own school context.

  • Content which is supported by statistics, research evidence and current policy recommendations.

  • Facilitation of materials which has been trialled with education and mental health professionals (teachers, school leaders, school counsellors and clinical psychologists).

Cost: £50 + VAT


Training Objectives

Develop a positive approach to recognising and responding to poor mental health in children in school.

Build time effective support mechanisms to support families, in their relationship with school.

Confidently manage Safeguarding protocol when dealing with challenging situations with children with mental health issues.

Build a bank of settling activities useful for an individual, a group or a class.

Manage your own stress levels and well-being, in and out of the classroom.



Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health

  2. Understand boundaries and professional responsibilities

  3. Understand the importance of following safeguarding procedures

  4. Have strategies to support heir own and other's emotional health


Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 20 May 2020
End Date
Wednesday 20 May 2020
Closing Date
Friday 15 May 2020
13:30 - 16:30
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