Course Details: Creating Mental Wealth in Students: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice
Research shows that:
▪ Roughly three children in every school class have a diagnosable mental health condition.
▪ A staggering 90 per cent of school leaders have reported an increase in the number of students
experiencing anxiety, stress or depression over the last five years.
▪ The number of children and young people who have arrived at A&E with a psychiatric condition
has more than doubled since 2010.
In children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities there are at least two or three times as many with some form of mental health need. New legislation in England has at long last given an official focus for schools on Mental Health with the creation of the designated area of Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
How do schools keep their children emotionally strong? How do we develop a curriculum framework around emotional well-being? What pedagogy will facilitate the development of emotional resilience in our children with SEN?
An overarching aim of this presentation will be to provide schools with signposts to begin this journey, for and with our children. This course focuses on how to build happy schools - at policy level, in the classroom and on an individual level. With particular emphasis on the wellbeing of students of determination.