Our ‘Supporting Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing’ series brings together a wealth of evidence-based resources and supporting material aligned to the statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) Curriculum, which became compulsory for all schools in September 2020. This online series is being rolled out over the next year, and includes two key elements: Pedagogy in Practice Webinars and an Online Course. We are also compiling materials based on webinar themes into Bitesized CPD units. Key topics in the series include;
– Addiction and substance use – coming soon
– Bereavement – coming soon
– Bullying and loneliness (Available now)
– Eating disorders (Available now)
– Sleep and screen time (Available now)
– Social media use
– Self-harm (Available now)
The online learning content will complement the webinars and is available free to members of the Chartered College of Teaching via MyCollege, and members can work through it flexibly in their own time and pace. If you are not currently a member, you can find out further information on membership and how to join here. We will be developing an assessment in the near future so that those who have engaged with the online learning material can gain certification for their learning, for a small fee. Further information on the assessment will be made available in due course.
We have included a range of content types including; recorded webinars, research articles and summaries, reading lists, discussion forums, reflective questions, case studies, and useful links/resources.
The online learning content for this series has been supported by both the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and the BUPA Foundation. We would like to thank both ACAMH and BUPA for their ongoing support.
The online content provided is intended to provide some key insights from research and practice that others have found useful in supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing, but does not replace specialist professional and/or clinical information, advice and guidance.
As part of the series, we are also hosting a number of webinars, supporting teachers to look at how to teach key topics in school and hear key insights from others within the education sector. We think it is important to help equip teachers with knowledge in areas that may be less familiar to them and to help them consider how they might most effectively deliver these topics to children and adolescents as part of the curriculum. These sessions will also build upon previous webinars run by ACAMH, attendees are strongly encouraged to watch back the ‘Ask the Expert’ series, in particular the topic of Mental Health Conditions in Young People. All of these sessions plus a host of other free resources for teachers can be found on ACAMH’s Teacher Hub.
The upcoming webinars taking place include;
You can find further information on each webinar through visiting the links above.