University of Edinburgh
 

Positive Mental Health in Children & Young People

Date: Tuesday, 24th September 2019
Venue: SSC Edinburgh
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Fee: FREE

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Content

Mental health is a key ingredient in helping children to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. Without positive mental health, children and young people are at risk for a range of difficulties. But how does positive mental health develop, and how can we help children and young people who are struggling?

While this one-day course does not train you to become a mental health professional, it will give you an invaluable understanding of mental health and relevant strategies to support young people. Key learning will include:

  • What is mental health? Why does it matter?
  • The neuroscience of brain development
  • Impact of toxic stress and early life adversity ('Adverse Childhood Experiences')
  • Links between mental health and behaviour - how can we help?
  • Mental health 'red flags' - when to refer on for further support
  • Secondary stress and self-care.

Restriction: 25 places only
NB: This course is a repeat of the course held on 30th April 2019.

 

Target Audience

Teachers of children with visual impairment, teachers of deaf children, class teachers, support for learning teachers and assistants, educational psychologists, social workers, and parents/carers.

Presenter

Frances Griffin, Place2Be Consultant trainer in Teacher Education.