Mental Health Awareness (for staff)

Mental Health Awareness & Support (Supporting Colleagues)


This Mental Health Awareness & Support for children and young people 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:


•Consider what we mean by term mental health and the spectrum

•Examine the common mental health problems children and young people experience including depression, anxiety disorders, self-harm and eating disorders and trauma (PTSD)

•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

•Provide an introduction to how to support children and young people experience mental health issues

•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