Pivotal Mental Health Resources and Training
This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week, an initiative hosted by the Mental Health Foundation to promote the message of good Mental Health. The theme for this year is Body Image; how we think and feel about our bodies. We thought you might find these articles on raising self esteem in children, and managing the fallout from social media explosions useful. We also wanted to share our resources and training information- packed full of useful information as to how you can support yourself, your colleagues and those who are in your classroom.
There are several episodes of the Pivotal Podcast which have a Mental Health focus. The Podcasts are free to listen to and to share. Click the links below to explore:
- PP202: Clare Erasmus- Wellbeing Warriors
- PP179: Nina Jackson on Ninjas and Sherbert Lemons
- PP154: Why Mental Health issues are on the rise and what schools can do about it
- PP126 “Mental health and mindfulness” a summer short from Teachmeet Boat.
- PP65: Mike Armiger on “Mental Health: Chaos or crisis?”
- PP35: How to Manage girls’ behaviour (with a section on social media and body image)
Train the Trainers Programme
Our Instructor Training programme, the Pivotal Curriculum for Behaviour and Safety includes a whole unit for Level 2 Instructors to deliver to staff. Through the Mental Health unit staff learn to recognise signs and indicators of mental health issues, understand how to respond to these learners in their classroom and make appropriate adjustments for them. The unit also gives the school a framework for a whole-school approach to mental health.
If you are interested in having an INSET day with a focus on Mental Health, contact us on [email protected] or 020 7000 1735.