Mental Health Training For Parents & Adults Working With Kids

What is Mental health?

It’s something that we all have.

However, there is often a stigma attached to it.

There shouldn’t be. 

Taking a soul focused approach means that we look at mental health in the way that it affects us emotionally, mentally, physically and socially.

Our mental health affects how we think, feel and act and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to the people around us and make our life choices.

Maintaining mental health is crucial to living a balanced and fulfilling life, from childhood to adolescence and all through our adult lives.

Soul focus helps parents, carers and educators with their mental health awareness.

By educating those working with children we have a ripple effect and create lasting change.

This enables you and the next generation to feel empowered and in control.

Why is mental health training in schools so important?

One in 20 teachers are reporting ongoing ill mental health issues *Nuffield-funded study from UCL.

 

Staff are undoubtedly the most important asset that any school can have.

Providing them with mental health training will result in the following:

Less time off – reduced sick days
Improved wellbeing culture within the school as a whole
Better performance – presenteeism is less likely
Increased capacity to deal with the stress and pressure of a teaching role
Improved awareness of mental health will result in better resilience amongst staff, retention and employment longevity.

Professor John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education), said: “The teaching profession in England is currently in the midst of a crisis and one potential reason why it’s struggling to recruit and retain enough teachers is due to the pressures of the job.”

Start with a mental health awareness session which will be a one day course, and will go on to empower staff to feel confident directing their peers or students to further help with First Aid for Mental Health training, carried across two days.

Why me?

I’m a qualified mental health instructor – this means that after training with me you will have recognised Ofqual regulated mental health awareness and first aid certificates for mental health courses.

I’m a parent myself and have a background in volunteering with youth organisations and charities – I understand that you have a unique set of responsibilities and pressures – and these are not the same as those who work in a corporate environment.

My approach to mental health is from a position of experience, empathy and understanding. You won’t receive a ‘textbook education’.

I want you, your staff and the children you work with to benefit from sessions full of honesty, candour and openness. You will be able to be real, raw and exchange ideas that work – and are right for you.

Removing the stigma from mental health happens when you can look at it as another piece of the pie – alongside your physical, emotional and financial health.

We are all human, and we all deserve to feel at our best. Possessing the knowledge to be able to look after this side of our lives, and those around us – and being able to pass that knowledge on… and build on it – is what I am passionate about.

For soul focused, fun, passionate and interesting training – you won’t regret.

To find out more about bespoke mental health training for your school, staff or parents, get in touch today.