“A fantastic day that will kickstart a focus on this for whole school development”
“A starting point for us as a school to start taking care of the emotional well-being of staff”
We are pleased to report on the first schools and academy trusts in Birmingham to access the Mental Health in the Workplace training. This crucial new training provides a practical and skills based mental health training designed for senior leaders. This 1 day course raises awareness of mental health issues, discusses appropriate language, challenges myths and assumptions, and equips staff with the knowledge and skills to have conversations about mental health. As well as raising overall literacy around mental health, senior leaders are supported in the first steps to ensuring that consideration of mental health is promoted as an integral part of school life.
Consequently we offer further bespoke, wrap around packages of support such as whole school or targeted group training for staff to support both their own wellbeing and that of the pupils.
John Paul II became the first MAT to have this training and senior leaders from Bishop Walsh Catholic School , St Edmund Campion Catholic School, Maryvale Catholic Primary, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Holy Cross Catholic Primary attended. The day has a good balance of information, case studies, discussion and skills practice and thanks go to Teresa Cotter (Headteacher at Holy Cross ) for booking the training and to Gerry O’Dowd (Headteacher at St Joseph’s) for making us so welcome.
Hodge Hill Primary took a different approach and Maria Ryan (who had attended the free taster session earlier in the year) invited us to train all of their senior leadership team. This turned out to be a most interesting and valuable day with the team ready to re-visit their School Development Plan as a result, to develop a culture that truly demonstrates a commitment to a principled approach to managing staff mental health and wellbeing.
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