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Mental Health Awareness for Schools

Mental Health Awareness for those working with Primary School-Aged Children.

Mental Health Awareness training for those working with Primary School-Aged Children from APT, a UK leading provider of training in mental health and related areas. This course is available as a 1-day introduction, suitable for all and as 2-day and 3-day versions covering the material in greater depth. Single days are available as ‘Illness’ or ‘Wellness’ modules.

Courses are available ‘open’ (you come to us) or ‘on-site’ (we come to you for a fixed, all-inclusive fee to train a group of 6-15 people). For flexible arrangements, perhaps for schools linking together or for joined-up multidisciplinary training, please contact the office who would be happy to discuss your needs.

Executive Summary:

Children’s mental health is a serious area of concern – around 10% of children are now reported to have a diagnosable mental health condition and of these, most report delays in accessing appropriate help. Professionals outside of specialist services are increasingly supporting children they are worried about and wondering what they can do to help.

This Course will improve your knowledge around mental health issues in children and build your confidence in supporting all young people: building their resilience and emotional wellbeing as well as understanding their behaviour, when to be concerned about specific disorders.

The course is suitable for all professionals working with primary school aged children, including: teachers, head teachers and SENCOs (whom it will equip ahead of the proposed compulsory curriculum changes relating to children’s mental health), school nurses, social workers and support workers.

The course is split into two parts, echoing the World Health Organisation’s definition of health as ‘complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.

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Who should attend?

Professionals who regularly work with and interact with children, for example teachers. Professionals who are in a position to influence children’s psychological environment and daily routine, for example head teachers. People to whom young people might confide their concerns in when worried about a friend. People who could notice a change in a child’s behaviour. Professionals from whom children might ask for help. Those who work with children and are increasingly worried about the daily pressures on young people. People who are very ‘aware’ of the mental health issues but are unsure around their role or what they should do.

The course covers a great deal:

Part 1: Childhood Mental Disorder – what you need to know and what you can do.

Part 2: Childhood Mental Health – how to build and support the mental health of all.

This course will build on professionals’ knowledge and skills around child-wellbeing and safe-guarding and support those interacting with young people and implementing objectives around mental health.

What do you get from attending this course?

What you receive as a result of attending this training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

How can I access this training?

Option 1: Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring this course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee and up to 15 people can attend.

The fee for the 1-day course is £1,750 plus VAT.
The fee for the 2-day course is £3,250 plus VAT.
The fee for the 3-day course is £4,390 plus VAT.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: Attend course as an individual:

Attend the 1-day version of this course on one of the following dates:

  12th March 2019

Venue: College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF. (Leicester is in the centre of England, approximately 1 hour by train from London, Sheffield, and Birmingham.)

Cost: £175 plus VAT per person and the fee covers: the tuition, the course workbook, lunch and refreshments each day, and all the benefits listed under 'What you receive as a result of attending the training', above.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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Downloadable information sheet:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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DBT Essentials Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the written feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our Mental Health Awareness courses have received.

"Was extremely impressed with the workshop and what was included, it gave me a better understanding about mental health. The tutor was exceptional and always expanded on his points! Amazing!"

"Presented in a brilliant way and just at the right pace. The course gave me a fantastic grounding of both mental health and mental illness."

"I found the whole exercise engrossing and enlightening. It was presented excellently and I came away feeling as though I have learnt something."

"A fascinating and very useful course. Very well delivered, extremely engaging. Has given me a real insight and was taught in such a way that I feel better equipped for the future."