On 9 January 2017, the Prime Minister announced a comprehensive package of measures to transform mental health support in schools, workplaces and the community. With the spotlight being turned on the vital role that schools will be expected to play in supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being, this course has been updated to ensure participants are aware of the latest developments. This includes mental health first aid training for schools; schools and colleges working more closely with NHS services; the nature of the thematic review being led by CQC and Ofsted; and the likely contents of a green paper on children and young people’s mental health.
This course provides an opportunity for participants to learn more about what is meant by mental health; why it is important to understand what neuroscientists are discovering; and what it tells us about how to help children and young people with mental health needs to engage with learning.
This course will combine informing participants about the importance of mental health issues with practical ways of supporting affected pupils. Some of the sessions will be interactive and participants will be asked to bring their own portable IT devices so they can explore online materials. There will be an opportunity to discuss case studies and to put forward examples of pupils who are particularly challenging and unable to engage with learning.