10 Jun 2020 - 10 Jun 2020
Mental health support (students)
Date: June 10, 2020 (rescheduled from March 18, 2020)
Audience: Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Boarding staff, Medical staff
Why should you attend?
The continuing increase in mental health issues faced by young people makes it more vital that boarding staff have the understanding to offer themselves as the first line of support. Creating a positive culture of well-being is central to promoting satisfactory development and growth and the confidence to help boarders to make good choices around the risks that they face adds to the skills required to work in a boarding environment.
The develop clearer knowledge and understand of mental health in young people and increase confidence in offer initial support.
- What is wellbeing?
- Issues and concerns surrounding mental health and wellbeing
- Developing a framework of resilience
- Strategies to support young people
- Putting it into practice.
Wider context and/or application to the Boarding sector:
Boarders are away from home and need a structure of professional support that meets their needs in an ever more complex journey. The pressures that they face can lead to significant mental health issues that manifest themselves in a variety of different ways. Each individual needs to feel safe and happy in a caring boarding environment.
Outcomes and resources:
Greater confidence in supporting young people’s mental health.