Mental Health Awareness (for pupils)

Mental Health Awareness & Support (Supporting Children)


This Mental Health Awareness & Support training session is designed to equip staff with the knowledge to spot signs and symptom of mental health issues occurring in children and the tools to deal with the situation.


The outline is as follows:


  • Be able to understand the terms mental health, wellbeing and resilience

  • Consider prevalence of mental health problems amongst children and young people

  • Raise awareness of common mental health problems children and young people are experiencing

  • Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s Mental Health

  • Gain ability to spot some of the early signs and symptoms of mental ill health

  • Know how to provide an immediate and effective response including with confidence and by using non-judgemental active listening skills

  • Consider how to provide support

  • An introduction to the importance of self-care and how to look after your own mental health and wellbeing

  • Where and when to seek help