Following sustained periods of lockdown, disrupted school attendance and uncertainty, the importance of teaching effectively for mental health has never been so crucial.
The PSHE Association confirms that:
‘Mental health should not be taboo but openly and honestly discussed within a safe, supportive environment.’
It is crucial that this abstract aspect of health education is practically amplified across other subject areas such as physical activity, the arts and ICT to enable pupils to make connections between their choices, their activity and their wellbeing. Importantly pupils also need to link their extracurricular activities, roles of responsibility, friendships, out of school interests and hobbies with their mental health.
This course will identify core learning, classroom language and practical approaches and strategies for teaching about mental wellbeing and help build staff confidence.