Mental health and Emotional wellbeing
Occupational Health and GHLL continue to work together to raise awareness on mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools and colleges in Gloucestershire.
The Whole School Approach is vital to ensure both staff and children and young people are supported.
We are pleased to promote Public Health England’s new Psychological First Aid for children and young people e-learning. This is a free, short online course aimed at frontline or essential workers and volunteers who come into contact with children and young people aged 0-25 during emergency and crisis situations. This course and our Wellbeing for Education Return materials - including our ‘Every interaction matters’ webinar for education staff through Mind Ed - are designed to compliment one another, with both covering the ‘look, listen, link’ framework. Those who may benefit from this course include parents and carers, front line workers or volunteers - including teachers and education staff - and young adults who wish to support their peers or families. Previous experience or qualifications is not a pre-requisite for delivering Psychological First Aid. Please do share this link with your staff in school and colleges as well as your parent/carer community.
The Wellbeing for Education Return Webinars are a free resource for school and college staff to access through GCC+ training , (this was delivered by the Educational Psychology, AT’s Service and the GHLL team.)
All schools can access free training through GHLL on a variety of topics including:
- MHFA England - Youth 2 day training and the half day MHFA lite introduction
- Sometimes my Brain hurts (primary school interventions with book)
- Self-harm awareness training for staff as well as sessions for parents and carers
Further support for staff wellbeing as well as Reflective Supervision can be accessed through Occupational Health
For further information or any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:
Gloucestershire Healthy Living & Learning email@example.com
Occupational Health firstname.lastname@example.org
or your school’s educational psychology service.