In the UK, students in our schools are 10 per cent more likely to have higher anxiety levels than the general population, with 30 per cent 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.
In addition to examining issues of classroom provision for students that experience mental health challenges, this course will explore practical approaches to meet their needs in any classroom setting.
Delegates will leave the course with a host of new ideas that they can use the next day, designed to lower student anxiety and build resilience.
What is ‘normal’ child and adolescent behaviour?
Addressing mental health ‘myths’
What can increase/decrease the possibility of mental health difficulties developing in children?
How do we know if a child is experiencing poor mental health?
Identifying the causes of anxiety
Identifying the thought processes that anxious children go through
A student-based problem-solving approach to reduce stress and anxiety
Easy to apply strategies to use to reduce staff and student stress and anxiety
How to plan lessons that increase student resilience and confidence
How positive mental health in the classroom links to Growth Mindset and student progress
Core messages to send to students to increase confidence
A range of practical teaching activities that reduce student anxiety and promote engagement and confidence
“Andrew is an expert on this topic and has vast knowledge of student mental health. I learnt a lot - thank you for being so generous with sharing your resources and materials!”Teacher , Brummana High School
“Excellent & very informative - a lot of good ideas to take back to school - not only for students, but for the care of the staff as well.”Teacher , Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School
“Andrew is brilliant! So experienced, with excellent ideas and resources and a willingness to go 'off piste' to answer specific questions and differentiate support. Lots of useful 'take-away' resources and practical ideas I can immediately use in school - Awesome!”Head of Year , Redmaids' School
“Andrew was very knowledgable and gave me so many ideas for classroom activities and strategies. I will also enjoy the further suggested reading. One of the most useful INSET courses I have ever had - thank you!”Teacher , Aberdare Community School
“An excellent course which provided exceptional ideas: I now have a greater understanding of mental health to be able to take back to my school.”Head of Year , Treorchy Comprehensive School