The Wellbeing Toolkit

A training programme from Dr Tina Rae, to build knowledge and skills in supporting the emotional health and mental wellbeing of children and young people.

According to a 2013 survey of 844 education staff by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), there is a deficit in training to support students with mental health problems- only a fifth (21%) of teachers get regular training which they rate as good or adequate, and nearly 39% said they did not get any relevant training in their initial teacher training. Considering that teachers are now more likely to be in contact amongst children with mental health problems than primary health care, mental health services and social services combined (Ford 2014) it is of utmost importance that teachers receive the appropriate training.

The key aims of this innovative and comprehensive publication are therefore to allow professionals and staff who work with children and young people to:
- Learn relevant therapeutic approaches and skills;
- Feel confident that they have developed the appropriate skills and knowledge base to identify at-risk students;
- Help prevent the escalation of any perceived difficulties and problems; and
- Fulfill Inclusion (Section 4) of the National Curriculum (2014) – by enhancing the emotional wellbeing of students and providing particular support for those experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, lessons can be planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving.

The topics covered are:

Topic 1 Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing
Topic 2 Developing Assessment for Wellbeing
Topic 3 Understanding Attachment and Trauma
Topic 4 Children and Young People diagnosed with Autism: Management and Support Issues
Topic 5 Children and Young People diagnosed with ADHD: Management and Support Issues
Topic 6 Understanding stress, depression and anxiety
Topic 7 Managing Anger
Topic 8 Understanding Self-harm
Topic 9 Using Listening and Coaching skills
Topic 10 Building Resilience Using Tools of Positive Psychology
Topic 11 Using strategies from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Topic 12 Using strategies from Solution Focused brief therapy
Topic 13 Using strategies from Motivational Interviewing
Topic 14 Using Mindfulness Approaches
Topic 15 Developing Wellbeing through Drama and Art Activities
Topic 16 Addressing Sensory Needs
Topic 17 Developing Wellbeing using Horticulture and Outdoor Activities
Topic 18 Using Play to Promote Wellbeing
Topic 19 Using Strategies from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Topic 20 Using Peer Supervision and Maintaining Staff Wellbeing

This resource also includes a cd of power points of all 20 topics for you to use in your training. 

The Wellbeing Toolkit is £85 plus VAT and is available now. To order your copy, please contact melisa@nurturegroups.org.