Mental and Emotional Health in Schools: Effective Strategies and Support
All-Through Schools | Online
This free online course helps school staff recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health and support their own and other's emotional health, increasing mental wellbeing in schools.
We have made this course free to support schools as they respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and its impact on the whole learning community.
On completion of this online course, staff will:
Recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health
Understand boundaries and professional responsibilities
Understand the importance of following safeguarding procedures
Have strategies to support their own and other's emotional health, increasing mental wellbeing in school
This free online course is designed for staff working with pupils aged 9-18.
It combines knowledge and understanding about emotional and mental health in school
with practical tools and the opportunity to reflect with interactive case studies, role plays and dialogues
Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences and think about how the strategies can be used in their own school context.
Content is supported by statistics, research evidence and current policy recommendations, and it summarises the strategies at the heart of our work with over 20,000 school staff and our ITE partnerships.
Trialled with education and mental health professionals (teachers, school leaders, school counsellors and clinical psychologists).
The course takes 45-90 minutes and it doesn't need to be completed in one go: participants can leave and return to the course where they left off.
Note: Access to the course is for 1 year from the date of enrolment, but you can re-enrol for free.
Click to download the training specification.
"I'm not an expert on mental health but I want to know how to respond to kids who are struggling."
"Love the range of practical activities, underpinned by theory and the range of credible sources."
"Lots of great opportunities to pause and reflect independently or with colleagues."