Writing a Robust Mental Health Policy for your School – The guide for Senior Teachers, Pastoral Leaders and School Nurses

Course Aim
Good mental health and emotional wellbeing form the cornerstone that supports students’ development, progress and attainment.
This course enables staff to develop a carefully-considered Mental Health Policy, which ensures a whole-school approach to addressing the mental health needs of students, their parents, teaching and pastoral staff.
Key learning objectives:
  • Writing key content, definitions and specific guidance for boarding and day pupils
  • Providing an overview for creating guidelines to manage acute distress, self-harm, eating disorders, emerging mental health needs and the impact of social media usage
  • Clearly defining staff responsibilities, risk assessment and thresholds for referral
  • Incorporating content which considers the proposed Designated Mental Health Lead role
  • Ensuring your policy links with your school safeguarding policy and local CAMHS practice
  • Developing an electronic mental health policy document with active links to current DfE and NHS guidance
Colleagues are strongly encouraged to bring a mobile device to photograph the work produced during the group sessions and to access relevant DfE and NHS policy and guidelines
Course fees are £240 + VAT per person. Discounts available for 2+ colleagues.
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Date

16 06 2022

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Location

Novotel London Blackfriars
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