Supporting the mental health of pupils is more complex for those in specialist and alternative provisions. Pupils with SEN/ALN are statistically six times more likely to suffer from a mental health condition for a variety of reasons. All too often the support available for education settings does not take into account pupils with more complex needs, be that communication difficulties or difficulty with self-regulation. Written and facilitated by an ex-SENCo now qualified CBT Therapist, and Counsellor the training will cover practical approaches and interventions.
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Understand the theory behind neuroscience and neurodiversity;
Look at why SEN/ALN children are more likely to suffer a mental health issue;
The importance of self-regulation;
Empower pupils to manage their own mental health;
Unpick the importance of affective education;
Look at ways to support the mental health of ASD & ADHD pupils;
Implement effective interventions that can be facilitated by staff;
Support staff mental wellbeing especially ‘wounded healers’;
Look at ways to communicate with non-verbal pupils;
Set up ‘waves’ of mental health support;
Leave with a kit bag of practical strategies and interventions.
Aimed at anyone who supports the mental health and wellbeing of pupils especially those with SEN/ALN. Ideal for pastoral support, nurture group staff, family engagement staff, SENCo ALENCo, behaviour support, designated teacher, special education staff, support staff, classroom assistant, LAC co-ordinator, safeguarding officer, educational psychologists.
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