WORKING IN SCHOOLS?
Making it easy to get help where it's needed
We know that many children and young people have problems with mental health, and we know that most of them go to school (at least most of the time!). So it absolutely makes sense to deliver therapy and support in schools. It also means that we are there to support all the hardworking staff as well as parents, governors and the school leadership team. There's lots of free stuff around to help you develop your skills, knowledge and confidence and I'm going to help you find it.
CPD RESOURCES IF YOU WORK IN SCHOOLS
CHARLIE WALLER MEMORIAL TRUST
This fabulous charity provides free face to face and online mental health training for schools and workplaces. They also provide free resources including a guide to developing a school mental health policy. A really useful resource for EMHPs and School Mental Health Teams.
Information for professionals
A set of five learning resources which have been develop to support pre-term children when they go to school.
Pooky is an expert in school mental health and posts videos (usually 2 per week) on a range of topics. Some are aimed at parents, some at teachers, others for those working in mental health. Pooky includes videos as well as her own presentations and there is a wide variety of to check out. Pooky also has a podcast which has a link on the podcast page (use menu above)
SchudioTV offer a range of online courses for teachers and parents, some of which might be useful for Education Mental Health Practitioners and other clinicians working in schools. Free courses include 'What is Downs Syndrome?' and 'Autism and Anxiety'. Thanks to Emma O'Kelly for telling me about these
Educational psychology webinars
SOUTHERN LEARNING NETWORK
Every day this team are putting together live webinars for psychologists, school staff, parents and carers, children and young people and other professionals. These are recorded an also available on YouTube. The content changes every day so please take a look and see what is on this week. Recent / upcoming topics (week 7th July 2020) include hearing voices, using motivational interviewing, systemic racism, and county lines.