Suffolk Mind launches new course for primary school staff to help them support the mental health of their students and themselves

by Suffolk Mind Team | 26 May 2021

Suffolk Mind have launched a new one-day course for primary school staff to help them to support their students’ mental health as well as their own.

Emotional Wellbeing in the Classroom aims to equip teachers, support assistants and leadership teams with the skills to talk to pupils, other staff, and parents and carers about their wellbeing. The training teaches techniques to support the whole classroom to stay mentally well.

The course includes:

  • Mindful breathing
  • How movement improves mental wellbeing
  • A lesson in emotional needs and resources
  • And the neuroscience behind why children may perhaps react differently to the same situation

Attendees will come away from the workshop with a wellbeing class culture action plan.

The course has been coproduced with a teaching focus group post-Covid and addresses the needs and issues that have been raised in classrooms across Suffolk during the pandemic.

Katie Hollis, Children and Young People Coordinator at Suffolk Mind said: “This course comes at a vital time when students and teachers may need some extra support with their mental wellbeing.

“It has been a challenging time for many, especially young people who have had to cope with many changes to their routines in the last year. We want to ensure school staff are equipped to be able to deal with the emotions of stress and worry that some may be feeling due to these challenges”.

Individual places are available on the course, which is being led by mental health experts at Suffolk Mind and takes place over Zoom. There are 12 places per course.

For more details about the course and to book a place, click here.

by Suffolk Mind Team
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