Mental Health & Wellbeing. Support and nurture mental health and wellbeing for the young people in your school.

Categories    #Early Years #Further Education #Higher Education #Primary #Secondary

By David Paice

David is an education specialist, who has embraced digital transformation as a way of amplifying great teaching and learning practice and securing brighter futures for children and young people. He is a proud teacher by profession, and has been a Director of Education in Local Authorities as well as being a CEO of a multinational software company. David loves working on new, innovative and often disruptive projects that challenge the status quo and create a perpetual learner connection that unleashes awesome experiences for children and young people. He helps organisations see what learners and teachers need and deliver it, all at lower cost, with faster development times, and with greater impact on learner outcomes than anything that came before. You're in good hands!

A really great introduction to Mental Health Awareness to schools...
Lorraine Petersen OBE
Super calm and up-to-date. A must for schools and teachers!
K. Jones, Senior Leader, Hilltop Primary
25 minutes

What will I learn?

All of us have mental health and, like our bodies, our minds can become unwell. 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem. That is 3 people in your classroom right now. These include depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, psychosis or bipolar disorder. It is important to talk about mental health and get help early if things don’t feel right, just like we would for our physical health. No one should feel ashamed about having a mental health problem, in the same way you wouldn’t if you had a broken leg.

This learning trunk recognises the fundamental role that mental health plays in children’s success and that poor mental health is a significant barrier to learning.

This Learning Trunk covers...

  • FREE!
    Introduction So, just how big is the problem for young people?
  • Talk about it... If only we did more of this when it comes to mental health
  • 8 ways to wellbeing Get ready for a journey on how to nurture mental health
  • Talking Nurture mental health by talking to each other more
  • Exercising So simple and yet so effective in dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Calming Learn more about assertiveness for calming
  • Learning The importance of learning in tackling mental health
  • Relating Connect with others better and more often
  • Contributing Learn to be part of something positive
  • Creating Creativity sparks the imagination and combats depression
  • Congratulating Celebrate positivity and success. Hold doors open...
  • So, what next? Where to look for more information and classroom resources...

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