04 Jun 2020 10:00 - 04 Jun 2020 11:00
BSA Webinar - Mental Health: lessons from lockdown
Audience: Heads, Deputy Heads, PSHE, boarding house, pastoral, and nursing staff.
Lockdown has provided a unique opportunity to reconsider how we can optimise children’s mental health, reduce existing problems and prevent future problems. This webinar will cut to the chase and give clear updated guidance on factors affecting mental health and how they can be incorporated into schools.
Webinar speaker: Dr Aric Sigman
Dr Sigman, from the U.S., is a health education/PSHE lecturer to children, parents and staff at schools, and to medical schools and NHS doctors. He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, co-author of two of its latest reports on mental health in childhood along with writing a recent article on mental health during lockdown. He publishes medical papers on health and development subjects and addresses PSHE subjects including: screen time/dependence, alcohol, ‘soft’ drugs & vaping, preventing mental health problems in children, body image, and understanding boys, sex and relationships. Dr Sigman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Chartered Scientist awarded by the Science Council. He is the author of five books on PSHE-related topics, including Getting Physical, which won The Times Educational Supplement’s Information Book Award. Further information: www.aricsigman.com