Mental health support training
Training in mental health is essential for adults who work with children and young people in schools.
The HOPE Project provide mental health training for schools, businesses and charities throughout South Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
By helping to solve mental health problems early it can help prevent mental health crises, improve productivity and improve overall wellbeing.
Why is training important?
Research demonstrates that parents and carers will usually turn first to their child’s teacher/school for advice on their child or young person’s emotional wellbeing. Yet school staff will often report feeling unskilled, untrained and lacking the knowledge on how to help a pupil with mental health concerns
This information matters because students spend 6 hours per day in school and will often turn to someone they are familiar with to seek support and understanding. Unknowingly, these children are turning to adults that feel unable to help as their ‘job’ is to teach and improve learning, as per government targets.
The training courses Hope Project is offering will cover crucial mental health concerns in a practical, understandable way. More importantly, it will provide tools, advice and strategies to help. The following statistics demonstrate why helping mental health as soon as possible is really important:
- Research shows that at any one point in time 1 in 6 children, between the ages of 5 and 16, will experience a mental health problem.
- Among children aged 7 to 16 years in 2022, the most commonly reported sources of help and advice for a mental health concern by parents were education services (32.6%) (from https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/mental-health-of-children-and-young-people-in-england/2022-follow-up-to-the-2017-survey accessed 24 July 2023).
- Half of the adults who have a long-term mental health concern began experiencing symptoms by the age of 14.
- It is estimated that every 22 minutes in Britain a child or young person in the UK is bereaved of a parent.
- Approximately 1 in 25 children have experienced bereavement of a parent or sibling – that’s about the same as one child in every school classroom in the country.
- Self-harming in young people is not uncommon (10–13% of 15–16 year olds have self-harmed). Download Distractions handout from NSHN.
- At least 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life and 1 in 6 adults has a mental health problem at any one time.
Services & prices
Training for schools
Training Can be Delivered as a Twilight/Afternoon Session
Training is developed and delivered based on the school’s need and we aim to achieve the outcome you commission us to deliver. We use interactive tools if the session is online (Zoom) and get participants involved and trying ideas out to increase confidence in applying the learning.
Three hours – £400
Whole day session – £800
School Supervision or Debriefing
1.5 hours supervision for a small group of education staff to offer a safe, confidential space for discussing difficulties.
Training can be delivered on a range of topics relating to mental health and emotional wellbeing of employees and teams. What is it you would like your team to know? How would you like to support your organisation’s wellbeing? Get in touch, let’s talk about the outcome you would like to achieve with training.
Half day – £500
Whole day – £1,000
Supervision & support groups
Supervision and Therapeutic Sessions
We can also provide support sessions to any staff person within Education/Health/Local Authority/Government/Voluntary sectors, as needed or ongoing sessions.
Individual or group sessions to suit your needs.
Parent/Staff Support Groups
Emotion Coaching (tuning into children/teens) / Mindful Parenting / Support Group on specific themes.
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