“We're much better equipped to support our pupils"

Mental health training for school staff

We deliver training sessions for school staff, helping to enhance their skills to identify and support children and young people with mental health difficulties.

 

Why this is needed

For children with challenging home lives often school provides the only structure and security they have.  School staff play a vital role in giving these vulnerable children the care and support they need.

Sadly, research shows over 50% of teachers feel they have not received sufficient training to support children experiencing mental health difficulties (Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 2017).

 

How we help

Each year we provide mental health training for hundreds of staff in primary and secondary schools.  This training helps staff by:

  • Enhancing their understanding of common mental health issues
  • Providing practical strategies to support vulnerable pupils
  • Explaining how and when they should refer children to appropriate support services

“The training has been invaluable.  It has helped ensure staff are equipped to provide the best possible care for our most vulnerable pupils”

Ruth Sykes, Headteacher, St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School, Ealing

 

Examples of training we offer include:

  • Mental Health Awareness & Promoting Positive Mental Health
  • Introduction to Attachment Theory: Informing classroom practice
  • Transition, separation and bereavement
  • Introduction to anxiety disorders in children and young people
  • Working with mental health and cultural difference
  • Understanding and managing self-harm
  • Working with challenging and hard to reach children

 

If your school is interested in this service please contact us to discuss how we can help.