Emotional Health

We’ve always been very proud of the fact that one of the very first courses we ran at Dragonfly 17 years ago was on Stress Management for staff. Supporting teachers has always been at the heart of what we do. Since then we have delivered Emotional & Mental Health courses and Wellbeing courses to hundreds of schools. Staff love that we offer practical techniques rather than endless theory. They learn how to effectively protect their own emotional and mental health, whilst also supporting their pupils and each other.

PRESSURE MANAGEMENT & RESILIENCE FOR BUSY PEOPLE

With good reason, this is one of the UK’s most popular and highly acclaimed in-school training courses for teaching and support staff. It has been run by more than 600 schools from all sectors over the last 13 years. It is endorsed by HMC, NUT, ISC, GSA, GDST and IAPS. Your school is only as good as the people who work in it. If, even for reasons outside of the school’s control, staff feel stressed, anxious or unhappy, this will have ...

Using Resilience and Well-being to Work Well Under Pressure

THE ULTIMATE UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS

Do you value the emotional wellbeing of your students and staff so that the best possible standards of teaching and learning can be achieved? Are you concerned about the welfare, stress and anxiety placed on students during examination time? Do you want to have the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to support and address mental and emotional health in your school? The Ultimate Understanding of Mental and Emotional Health in Scho...

Feed the heart to feed the brain

GROWTH MINDSETS: REAL AND SUSTAINED ACHIEVEMENT

Have you heard about Growth Mindset theory? Do you want to know why it’s one of the ‘hottest’ topics in education at the moment? Do you want to hear about the Top 5 teaching strategies that will embed a Growth Mindset in your pupils? Trying to nurture a growth mindset, improve concentration together with reducing stress and anxiety in pupils is becoming an increasingly important objective for schools. The Mindfulness Al...

Developing mindsets, mindfulness and the thinking mind

WELLBEING FOR TEACHERS

Would you benefit from easy-to-use strategies to help you to manage the increasing demands placed on the teaching profession? Do you have the skills and insight needed to manage your work-life balance? Are you fully able to keep up with the constantly changing challenges of teaching in the21 st Century? One in four working people in the UK will experience some form of mental distress in their lifetimes, with workplace stress identifi...

Preparing Staff for the Resilience Needed to Cope Effectively with the Challenges of Teaching

THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH-FRIENDLY CLASSROOM

In the UK, students in our schools are 10 percent more likely to have higher anxiety levels than the general population, with 30 percent of those at secondary school reporting that they have experienced high anxiety. Schools are subsequently having to work with an increasing number of children with a range of mental health problems. Do you feel sufficiently able to cope with the increasing number of children experiencing mental ...

How to Reduce Student Anxiety and Build Confidence in the Classroom

MAKING FEAR YOUR FRIEND - HOW TO HARNESS STRESS AND MANAGE ANXIETY

Recent advances in affective neuroscience are deepening our understanding of emotional wellbeing and helping us to understand its importance. Happy, successful people emerge from their education equipped with a range of tools, which help them to productively use stress, whilst effectively controlling debilitating forms of anxiety. This course will help you to help your students develop essential skills, skills which will transform their performa...

Cutting-edge Research Including the Extreme Worlds of Concert-Level Classical Music and the Rock Face!

MOVING BEYOND MINDSET: USING COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR COACHING TO OPTIMISE PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM

Can Cognitive Behavioural Group-Coaching (CBC), frequently used on promising executives to increase leadership skills, be used with Secondary School students to optimise performance and reduce patterns of procrastination? The answer to that is yes, it can! CBC is an extremely effective and evidence-based method to reduce unhelpful perfectionism, procrastination and performance anxiety often seen in students, leading to enhanced performance and w...

Evidence-Based Practice to Optimise Performance in High-Achieving Students

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING - HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE AND RESILIENCE IN YOUNG PEOPLE

Do you want to learn techniques and approaches in order to be able to help young people to improve their emotional wellbeing and resilience? Do you want to be able to help young people face challenges with confidence and self-belief? This is an essential course for any member of staff working with young people in schools, whether as a classroom teacher, a member of the support staff or in a coaching role.  With several government agendas n...

Learn Techniques and Approaches in Order to be Able to Help Young People to Improve Their Emotional wellbeing and Resilience

FROM RISK TO RESILIENCE - FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS AND PUPILS

This inspirational three-pronged approach will equip teachers, parents and young people (in separate sessions) with vital knowledge and skills to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Dr Elizabeth McNaught is a hospital doctor with lived experience of eating disorders, having nearly died from anorexia at the age of 14. Since qualifying as a doctor, she has wrtten the best-selling book 'Life Hurts: a doctor's personal journey through anorexi...

Preventing the impact of mental health issues, such as eating disorders, on young people’s lives and education

SAFEGUARDING

Is it time to refresh safeguarding training for your teaching and frontline staff? Are your school staff aware of current safeguarding requirements, including the revised guidance in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education: DFE September 2018’? Do all your staff know how to spot signs of abuse, neglect, exploitation, FGM and other safeguarding concerns? Are you convinced that all staff know how and when to report and refer any concer...

Key Principles, Latest Guidance and Practical Advice

SAFEGUARDING - EVERYBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY

What do you really need to know to be effective? How can you ensure you meet all your compliance targets? What should you share with everyone? This course can be delivered as a fully accredited Level 3 course which enables the DSL to cascade the training to staff and ensure all elements of the safeguarding agenda are covered within your school. Safeguarding is how we can protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or negle...

A toolkit for designated leads (Advanced Level 3)

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