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.
For more information contact:
Jill Watson, Kensington and Chelsea Mind, Office 1, 7 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL email@example.com | 0208 964 1333 ext. 8
YOUTH MHFA Courses
A two day – to develop an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health
MHFA courses are regularly evaluated, grounded in research and developed by experts, with input from people who have experienced mental ill health. Our courses are delivered by experienced, accredited MHFA trainers. Teaching methods are a mix of presentations, small group discussions and workshop activities. These courses are funded by the Hammersmith and Fulham, West London and Central CCG’s and are therefore free for organisations, schools and youth professionals working with young people in RBK&C, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham.
The course is designed to give:
An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect mental wellbeing
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
Enhanced interpersonal skills, such as non-judgemental listening
Knowledge to help a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing
The course covers:
Definition of mental health
Common mental health disorders that affect young people; depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders
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.