Mental Health and Wellbeing
Engaging with parents/carers who have learning disabilities
Mental health problems in young people can result in lower educational attainment and are strongly associated with behaviours that pose a risk to their health.
By supporting pupils to develop key skills associated with resilience and providing them with strategies to recognise early signs of distress, we believe that in many cases it is possible to prevent the need for more intensive therapeutic care.
More than 1 in 10 children and young people now suffer from a common mental health problem (YoungMinds,2017). Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to supporting schools to develop early intervention and prevention strategies in order to develop the resilience and coping skills of children and young people.
The Manchester Healthy Schools team is committed to providing training for schools in order to raise awareness about mental health and to equip staff with the skills required to be able to identify the early signs of mental stress and how to support a pupil in need.
Training has been developed to increase the confidence of staff in providing strategies to support a child in school. Training will also help staff to know how and when to access additional support from the community and other mental health services, including CAMHS.
Our universal training is available for all schools that have completed the Health Check.
Schools that have prioritised Mental health and Wellbeing this year will have access to a wider selection of ‘in-house’ training and support to ensure that they are able to make significant progress in this area.
Please find a full list of training available to support Mental Health and Wellbeing below.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1pm - 3pm (2 Hours) - Universal
1pm - 2:30pm (1.5 Hours) - Universal
We offer bespoke training courses. Please contact us for more information
HUGE thanks for the training tonight. You tackled some difficult subjects, thank you. The subjects need to be spoken about more, so high fives for doing it with such sensitivity.
Thank you once again to you both for a meaningful session. It created lots of discussion and allow staff to talk openly about mental health which can only be a good thing!
A range of resources have been developed to enable schools greater support around the area of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
We provide a range of resources for staff, pupils and their families to gain a greater understanding about mental health, risk factors and strategies that can be used to develop resiliency.
Links to resources from other organisations have also been provided if we think these will be useful for you.
If you are a school engaged with us we suggest that you log in prior to viewing resources so these can be recorded in your school dashboard.
If you are struggling to find resources around a related topic area, please do get in touch to let us know: email@example.com
Dealing with worries about war and conflict - Assembly/ Check-in
It is advised that a ‘distance learning’ approach is taken to topics that could have potentially impacted school communities on a personal level. Therefore, this PowerPoint Assembly or ‘Check in’ does not go into any specific events and simply takes a wellbeing support approach. This does not mean that schools cannot be open about recent events in an open discussion, if they feel it is safe and appropriate to do so. The content supports pupils to understand why acts of war/violent conflict occurs and how it can make them feel. However, the main focus is upon why pupils may be feeling certain emotions and most importantly communicating how to get further help, and encouraging pupils to talk . Reflection activities and support tasks are included within the presentation to provide more targeted support.
We have hosted our resources for Parental Mental Health (both support for parents themselves and helping parents to help children) on our pa...
Our resource library is hosted on our padlet where it is easier to navigate and use. Access to the resource library is for schools who are e...