Supporting Mental Health in Specialist / Alternative Provisions

£185.00 + VAT

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9:30am – 3:00pm

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.


Course Objectives

• 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.



Samantha Garner


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.


Further information

Times: 9:30am – 3:00pm live online training via Zoom
Trainer will be in the room at 9:15am and until 3:30pm to answer any questions or for further information etc.
Breaks for mid morning and afternoon including an hour for lunch will also be given.
Questions and discussions are welcome throughout the training. We want to make this your day.


Your Pack

Information and links will be emailed to you prior and during the course.
Your pack including handouts, a M&S gift voucher for food, snack pen and notepad will be posted to you prior to the course.
We will ensure that the training day is made comfortable and stress free for you to enjoy wherever you are.
This course is also available as in-house / INSET training at your school. Contact us for details.

Additional information

Date and Location

24th May 2022, 26th April 2022