Emotional Health


From the internationally-acclaimed Dr Kiran Nijabat
About this course

  • Would you like to learn more about what is mental health?
  • Do you find it difficult to assess whether a child or young person has mental health problems in the classroom?
  • Would you like strategies to help identify and manage children and young people with mental health problems in the classroom?

In which case, this course could be of significant interest to you!

Recent studies suggest that 1 in 10 children experience mental health problems. School teachers are, in the main, not trained to deal with mental health issues and staff are finding it increasingly difficult to support pupils with these problems.  Dr Nijabat and her world-renowned team use their experience and expertise working on the front line with depressed and anxious children and teenagers to help teachers to understand the importance of their role in identifying and managing common mental health problems in children and young people.

Please note that this course material does not, for one minute, advocate that teachers are solely responsible for their students’ mental health, merely, that they have a responsibility to help.


Feedback from this course:

This is the best workshop I have ever attended on mental health

Senior Student Support Advisor, Woodhouse College


Extremely personable and informative, allowing us to be involved, ask questions and discuss concerns.

Teacher, Bancroft’s Senior School

Course Outcomes:
  • An insight into a proper medical understanding of what mental health and mental ill health really are
  • The ability to identify common mental health problems in children and young people
  • Develop confidence in managing mental health problems in children and young people
  • Know when and what organisations to signpost on to
  • Build resilience and mental wellness in children and young people using a common-sense and easily implemented approach
Course Outline:
Session 1: Mental health – setting the context

Understanding the WHO definition of mental health

Dispelling myths about mental health issues so we can make genuine progress

Reducing stigma of mental health in children, young people and adults

Understanding how people can manage their mental health

Session 2: Signs of mental health issues in children, young people and adults

How children and young people present mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis

Case studies and discussion using real-life situations

Interactive role-play in small groups

Video training, showing teachers using empathy and communication skills to support a distressed young person

Session 3: Self-harm and suicide

Identification and management of self-harm in children and young people

Identification and management of suicide in children and young people

Mental health first aid principles and how to apply them in practice

Signposting on for further help and resources from other organisations

Wendy Imperato


029 2071 1787


Mary Chapman


+44 (0)29 2071 1787