Mental Health Awareness for Teachers and Students

Description

Concept by Patrick O'Hare

Many teachers and students experience mental health problems without being aware of them. For this reason, it is important for teachers to have good mental health literacy and to be aware of some tools and strategies that can help both themselves and their students.  

The main objective of this course is to help teachers develop their mental health awareness in order to have a better understanding of mental health and to identify and implement appropriate support strategies. 

During the course, participants will learn how to identify the risk factors, causes, and presentations of common mental health issues. The links between childhood development, academic performance, and mental health will be explored.

Participants will learn about various counseling concepts and how to apply them to help their students along with various tools and techniques to support their students‘ mental health. The importance of teacher well-being and self-care strategies will be an integral aspect of the course. 

By the end of this course, participants will have developed their mental health awareness. Combining theory and practical interventions, participants will be better equipped to help students who present with mental health issues. 

Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of how to manage their own mental health as a teacher.  

What is included

 Unmatched Support: full day chat assistance

 Fully Fundable: tailored on Erasmus+ budgets

 Flexibility Guaranteed: easy changes with minimal restrictions

 360° experience: from coffee breaks to cultural visits

 Post-Course Training: 100€ voucher on 40+ online courses

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:    

  • Develop their mental health awareness; 
  • Understand mental health issues; 
  • Implement appropriate support strategies; 
  • Foster teacher well-being.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – The teacher’s perspective

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentation of a cultural artifact of your region;  
  • The role of the teacher in mental health; 
  • The barriers to mental health for students; 
  • Exploration of existing knowledge, skills, and practices. 

Day 2 – Developmental psychology

  • Childhood development, mental health, and academic performance; 
  • Early life stages and their challenges. 

Mental Health Literacy 

  • Recognizing specific types of mental distress; 
  • Risk factors and causes of mental distress; 
  • Attitudes that facilitate appropriate help-seeking; 
  • How to seek mental health information. 

Day 3 – Lesson from counselling Part I

The PERMA+ Model: A theory of Wellbeing 

  • Positive emotion; 
  • Engagement; 
  • Relationships; 
  • Meaning; 
  • Accomplishments. 

Day 4 – Lessons from counseling Part II

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); 
  • Theoretical underpinning; 
  • Practical implications for your students. 

Mindfulness  

  • What is mindfulness; 
  • Bringing mindfulness into your life; 
  • Applications for the classroom. 

Day 5 – The healthy mind platter

  • Practicing Gratitude; 
  • Choice Theory; 
  • Self-esteem boosting exercises.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Confirmed sessions

LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Dublin22 April 2024ConfirmedBook »
Madrid29 April 2024ConfirmedBook »
Tenerife6 May 2024ConfirmedBook »
Madrid13 May 2024ConfirmedBook »
Lisbon17 June 2024ConfirmedBook »
Dublin22 July 2024ConfirmedBook »
Lisbon19 August 2024ConfirmedBook »
Lisbon21 October 2024ConfirmedBook »

Dates and locations

= confirmed date

Dublin

Price: 580€*

Lisbon

Price: 480€*

Madrid

Price: 480€*

Rome

Price: 480€*

Tallinn

Price: 480€*

Tenerife

Price: 480€*

*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.

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Reviews about this course

Beata Walickafrom Poland
5 stars

I was impressed by the overall environment of the course, the quality of the content, and the personality of the instructor. The combination of these elements contributed to a highly enriching learning experience, where I felt engaged, motivated, and supported in my learning journey.

Ann Christin Kurthfrom Germany
5 stars

The instructor was exceptionally open, friendly, and dynamic, creating a positive learning atmosphere. They skillfully balanced theory and practice, ensuring that we gained both the necessary knowledge and practical skills to apply what we learned effectively.

Ventseslav Georgievfrom Bulgaria
5 stars

The environment during the course was excellent, fostering a positive and collaborative atmosphere. It encouraged open dialogue, active participation, and a sense of camaraderie among the participants. The supportive environment played a significant role in facilitating learning and creating a sense of belonging within the group. I also found the resources shared throughout the course to be highly interesting and relevant. The materials provided valuable insights, practical strategies, and innovative approaches that I could readily apply in my teaching practice.

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