Supporting Mental Health in Specialist / Alternative Provisions

Supporting Mental Health in Specialist / Alternative Provisions

Course introduction

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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What we will cover throughout the day

  • 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.

Target audience

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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Once again, a really exceptional day which has given me so much that has built on previous training 2 years ago. I have got so much out of this to take away to skill up my wonderful children. Many thanks

Great virtual training day! Really friendly, helpful and lots of great ideas, resources and ideas shared that can realistically be embedded in schools. Thank you!

The course has been excellent, with some really useful information and opportunity to talk to others from varying backgrounds. Well delivered and engaging.


In-House Training

In-House Training

We currently have no upcoming dates for this course - Please contact us for more information or if you would like this course delivered as in-house training.