Wellbeing Toolkit for Mental Health Leads

A comprehensive training resource to support emotional wellbeing in education & social care

Code 9781912112654
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Author 1: Tina Rae

Code: 9781912112654
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  • Description

    The 20 practical and accessible modules in The Wellbeing Toolkit for Mental Health Leads provide all of necessary resources to enable you to maintain and enhance the well-being of the children and young people that you nurture and support, while also developing staff confidence and whole-school approaches which will support the wellbeing of the whole school community.

    This resource provides a knowledge base and set of tools to enable you to support the young people in your care in the most effective and ethically safe manner, drawing on a range of evidence-based approaches that promote mental and emotional health and wellbeing. The tools and strategies can be used easily and effectively by education professionals who are not therapists, but who would like to interact in a more therapeutic, nurturing and informed manner.

    This new and innovative programme contains the most recent thinking and definitions around specific difficulties or mental health issues such as anxiety, ADHD, ASD, body image, anorexia, school phobia, grief and loss, trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), attachment issues and mental health issues arising from using social media or online pornography. Reference is made to DSM-V criteria ensuring this is the most up-to-date and cutting-edge resource in terms of supporting and informing Mental Health Leads and their work in both school and the wider community.

    The Modules are: 

    1. The Role of the Mental Health Lead: Developing a whole-school policy to support the wellbeing of pupils and staff
    2. Understanding & Assessing Mental Health Needs
    3. Understanding Attachment Disorders & Creating an Attachment Friendly Classroom
    4. Understanding Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    5. Self-Harm: Issues of prevention & safe practice
    6. Understanding & Supporting Children & Young People through Grief & Loss
    7. Understanding & Supporting Children & Young People with ASD
    8. Understanding & Supporting Children & Young People with ADHD and ODD
    9. Understanding & Supporting Children & Young People with Sensory Needs
    10. Understanding & Supporting Children & Young People who are School Phobic
    11. Recognising & Supporting those with Stress, Depression & Anxiety Disorders
    12. The Body Image Issue: Understanding & supporting those with an eating disorder
    13. Social Media & Pornography: Ensuring a reduced risk for children & young people
    14. Understanding Child Sexual exploitation (CSE): Risk, prevention & safety plans
    15. Effective Thinking Using Tools from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    16. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Children & Young People
    17. Managing Exam Stress & Developing Study Skills
    18. Building Motivation using Key Tools from Motivational Interviewing
    19. Using Tools from Positive Psychology to Build Resilience
    20. Using Peer Support & Supervision Circles to Support Children, Young People & Staff