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Mental Health and Wellbeing in a School Library Setting

Course Details:

Poor mental health in our young people is at an all time high, and there’s a renewed focus on the role that schools can play. Delegates on this training day will explore how to create a culture that’s conducive to good mental health, as well as looking at the challenges facing young people today and solutions that can be employed to help pupils struggling in these areas. Literature, escapism and safe spaces are all imperative to good mental health so building the skill level and confidence of the staff is a great way to bolster wellbeing throughout the whole school.

 

Through their work with small communities like schools, youth groups, sports teams etc., Self Esteem Team have helped to make real changes to the lives of young people. Issues covered during this course will include -

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Exam and academic stress
  • Mental health
  • Self-esteem

 

The speaker will give first hand testimonials about her experiences before applying her knowledge of these universal topics to the specific queries of the delegates in the training session.  She will give them signs to look out for, coping mechanisms for pupils, guidance on where pupils can go for further help and will briefly look at staff wellbeing as well.

Trainer: Marie (Maz) Udall

Marie delivers Self Esteem Team’s core classes and their primary programme.  Having earned her stripes as a supply teacher she is now in demand for her classes for adults as well as popping into schools around the UK which has given her the expertise to read any classroom.  As a fireball of energy (who is very much connected to her inner child), she is a magnet when it comes to young people wanting to learn from her. Not only is she animated and friendly, she is also incredibly skilled. Oh! And did we mention she holds a world title in Taekwondo?

Key Audience:

primary and secondary school staff

Venues and Dates:

  • 6 November 2018, 09:30-15:15: Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Newton Rigg College, Newton Rigg, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegate who are non-members of the SLA working in schools which subscribe to Cumbria Schools Library Service.Book Online
    Discount Deadline: 9 October 2018; Closing Date: 22 October 2018
  • 21 November 2018, 09:30-15:15: Wallsend Customer First Centre, 16 The Forum, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear NE28 8JR [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegate who are non-members of the SLA working in schools which subscribe to one of the Schools Library Services based in the North East.Book Online
    Discount Deadline: 24 October 2018; Closing Date: 6 November 2018
  • 27 November 2018, 09:30-15:15: EES for Schools/School Library Service, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegate who are non-members of the SLA working in schools which subscribe to EES for Schools.Book Online
    Discount Deadline: 26 October 2018; Closing Date: 12 November 2018