An Anxious Child is not a Learning Child! Practical ways to support anxiety in students

An Anxious Child is not a Learning Child Practical ways to support anxiety in students

Course introduction

This practical ways to support anxiety in children and young people is designed to provide participants with an understanding anxiety and how it can affect wellbeing and learning as well as develop strategies to help manage it. Anxiety can not only impact on learning but can also decrease motivation and effect memory therefore it is important to teach and support students how to manage their emotions and consequently improve their academic performance.
This course provides participants with tools, techniques, suggested resources and practical strategies to take back to school.

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What we will cover throughout the day

  • Look at the impact of COVID-19 on student mental health;

  • Explore why many students today suffer with anxiety;

  • Understand what is anxiety and the symptoms of anxiety;

  • Identify causes and triggers of anxiety;

  • Look at ways to help students understand the link between learning and emotion;

  • Recognising signs and symptoms of anxiety disorder;

  • Explore effective ways to manage anxiety;

  • Identify when to engage with specialist agencies including medical practitioners;

  • Look at how to reduce anxiety and improve learning;

  • Unpick ways to help students look after their own mental health and general wellbeing;

  • Leave with a kit bag full of strategies, techniques and top tips to help manage anxiety.

Target audience

Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with students and who wants to understand anxiety in more detail and learn ways to help support students. Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, mental health lead, educational psychologists, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher.
As well as multidisciplinary teams i.e. looked after children, foster care, adoption agencies, social services.

Trainers for this course

Nicola S. Morgan


As an international education consultant, author and teacher, Nicola has a reputation for successfully managing the most challenging behaviour and motivating staff, senior leaders and par...ents to help implement change.

Since starting NSMTC and sharing her expertise with a wider audience, Nicola regularly receives positive feedback. Attendees praise her delivery style and how motivated and inspired they feel following her sessions. They leave each training or course with the confidence to push their own boundaries for personal achievement.

On top of writing countless educational books and articles, Nicola is an International Values-Based Education approved trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and an English Channel Swimmer.

See what others have to say about us

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This course has been great in gaining understanding of Anxiety. Nicola has great knowledge and has great strategies to share. What has been really good is using the breakout rooms for us to share good practice.

An incredible day on the Anxiety Training delivered by @nsmtc! Super informative and took a lot away.

Fantastic training day! Interactive, engaging and lots of brilliant take-aways. Definitely recommend.


In-House Training

In-House Training

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