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Every Kid’s Mind Matters
Exploring the mental health challenges of our students and how we can respond better.
There are four mental health conditions that all schools need to recognise, understand, manage and build better responses to in our Covid riddled world: Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts & Self-Harm. Each of these has increased in our children by up to 30%. This means that schools must build a growing awareness and better responses as to how we can minimise stress and how to react to students who are fearful, worried, withdrawn or agitated.
This workshop details the “must know” of these four often quite confronting mental illnesses and offers insights as to how to respond in a way that improves student health and encourages teachers to build better relationships.
This session explores the signs and symptoms of anxiety, identifies the origins of the problem, shows how to manage the manifestations of anxiety in the classroom and encourages the building of positive relationships with the student.
19.9% of all young people (11 to 17 years) had high or very high levels of psychological distress in the previous 12 months, however for females aged 16 to 17 years and young people with major depressive disorder, this was significantly higher (36.2% and 80.7% respectively).
This part of the workshop delves into how depression differs from anxiety and how it often accounts for many non-engaged and motivation-immune behaviours, identifies the origins of the challenge, shows how to manage the symptoms of depression in the classroom and encourages the building of a more positive classroom engagement experiences.
Understanding suicidal thoughts and self-harm
One in ten young people aged 12-17 years old self-harm, one in 13 seriously consider a suicide attempt, and one in 40 attempt suicide.
Being confronted by a student’s self-harm and suicide ideation can be extremely challenging for schools. This final session interrogates the terminology, myths and language used in schools to discuss these issues and lays out a simple response to crisis that all teachers can use