Venue: Harrow Civic Centre, The Gallery, Station Road Harrow, HA1 2XY
Aimed at: Children’s social care, Schools, Youth Centres and any charities or organisations working with, live with or care for young people aged 8-18
This course qualifies you as a Youth MHFA Champion.
Youth MHFA Champions have:
An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people
Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support
Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
Skills to support positive wellbeing
Up to 16 people can attend per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. Young people are welcome on the course but if you’re under the age of 16 we need consent from your parent or guardian.
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. When you complete the course you will get:
A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it
A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth MHFA Champion
Session 1 (morning)
Why Youth MHFA One Day? What is mental health and mental ill health?
Stigma and discrimination
The Mental Health First Aid action
Session 2 (afternoon)
For further information please contact Andrea Lagos, Public Health Team Harrow:
is the new eating disorders training programme from ‘Beat Eating Disorders’ for those working in secondary schools or school nurses.
It is estimated that 20% of young people within secondary schools will exhibit some signs of an eating disorder. By attending this Spotting the Signs training session, delivered by an expert clinical trainers, you will be able to spot the signs in your students and learn how to support them effectively as well as gain access to our exclusive professional support services.
An awareness of the three major eating disorders and the impact they can have on day to day life
An understanding of the risk factors associated with eating disorders and the ability to spot the early signs
How to best support pupils who might be affected by eating disorders and make an effective referral
Awareness of services available, including local eating disorders services and Beat’s services
The training will run from 09:30-16:30 and is free to attend for secondary school staff or school nurses in London. The following sessions are currently available:
If you are interested in the session click on the provided links and register for your free tickets online. Or if you have any questions regarding the training they can contact Jade Tickle and her colleagues at firstname.lastname@example.org
Their CPD training sessions usually costs £80 per delegate but thanks to funding their remaining regional CPD events of this academic year are being provided for free. Places are limited so they recommend teachers book ASAP.
Questioning the News: Critical Literacy in English and PSHE
Date: 13th February 2019
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Venue: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Fake news is a real problem. The proliferation of digital devices and content means navigating the news can be overwhelming. Recent evidence from the National Literacy Trust (2018) found that only 2% of children in the UK have the critical literacy skills they need to tell whether a news story is real or fake.
Critical literacy is a cross-curricular approach to teaching that encourages pupils to question and challenge information and discern the truth. The course explores how critical literacy is key to improving pupils’ critical thinking skills when discussing, reading and writing news within both English and PSHE.
Through exploring ways to create an authentic newsroom experience in your classroom, this course will help you to develop high quality reading and writing outcomes for your pupils whilst deepening their awareness of the media’s impact upon their behaviours, identity and wellbeing.
The training is aimed at teachers, literacy leaders and PSHE subject specialists working with Key Stage 2.