As many as 1 in 5 children may experience mental health problems.  In addition to the needs of young people, it is also crucial to think about the mental health of staff.  Recent Department for Education advice recommends the need for continuous professional development for staff that ensures the promotion of good mental health.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508847/Mental_Health_and_Behaviour_-_advice_for_Schools_160316.pdf

With over 20 years experience in the NHS, I am passionate about improving mental health.  With a wealth of experience of training and consulting to mental health and non-mental health professionals, I can bring this specialist expertise to support the needs of your staff.

I can provide bespoke training and consultancy to your school to help your pupils and staff identify, understand and manage mental health difficulties.

Specialist areas include:

  • Development of a strategic approach to supporting mental health within your school

  • Psychoeducation for teachers

  • Strategies for self-monitoring

  • Self-help skills

  • Skills to help teachers support the mental health of students

Bespoke packages can include:

  • Self-harm

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Drug and alcohol use

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-esteem

Contact me to discuss your concerns and how I can support you to improve the emotional wellbeing of staff and young people in your school.