The Blog of Life – Returning to school after COVID-19

An interactive webinar from the British Psychological Society

01 October 2020 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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This interactive webinar will take a whole school approach to mental health and give teachers an evidenced based toolkit they can rely on to support the young people in their classrooms as well as the adults in their community, without adding to their workload.

The ramifications of the COVID 19 lockdown for the wellbeing of young people are currently unpredictable.  So, as schools prepare to return in September in a different format everyone is feeling unsure and concerned about what will happen.  The need to provide a sense of safety and security will be paramount. Teachers will be at the front line for identifying and signposting those who are struggling with their mental health.  At the same time these teachers may be struggling themselves and they often feel ill-equipped to support the young people in their care.  However there are simple things that teachers can do in their classrooms and understanding how to identify and support young people who are struggling could make all the difference.  

Target audience

Teachers of secondary sector students returning after COVID 19 closure of schools and colleges who

  • need to be able to identify signs young people are struggling with mental health /wellbeing issues
  • feel ill-prepared or lack confidence to identify signs young people are struggling with mental health /wellbeing issues
  • lack knowledge of how to support young people who are struggling with mental health /wellbeing issues and often shy away from issues that need addressing
  • lack the knowledge of classroom practices that can improve wellbeing of students and need more confidence to implement such classroom practices.

The whole school focus of this webinar will also be of value to those in school leadership and support roles, enabling them to appreciate the task that teachers face and to facilitate embedding and sustaining interventions. 

There are no pre-requisites in terms of knowledge or experience required.

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