Do you need FREE help with your mental health teaching?
Once again, Dr Pooky Knightsmith has sent over some great resources for your mental health teaching and they are FREE! Here is her email with all the details!
I hope you managed to get some down time over the summer and to recharge a little ahead of the autumn term. I’ve been busy and have far more to share with you than I can do justice in one newsletter, especially when you’re trying to transition back into work mode, so I’m just going to highlight the very best bits – all free – whoopee!
Free Mental Health Book Club for Staff Working with Young People
The first book we’ll be sharing for members of our Book club is ‘Not Today Celeste’ a beautiful story book which explores a man’s depression through the eyes of his pet dog. We’ll provide you with the book as well as some accompanying resources we’re working on. If you’ve not signed up for the Bookclub, please do so here – everyone is welcome.
Free weekly online learning sessions
We’ve spent the summer getting to grips with the technology needed to runonline learning sessions. They’ll run each Tuesday at 6pm for half an hour – if you can join live, there will be a chance for Q&A. Additionally all sessions will be archived and made available via our YouTube channel.
Our first session will be at 6pm on Tuesday 20th September. I’ll be hosting and we’ll be exploring the warning signs that might tell us a child needs support with their mental or emotional health and what we should do next. It’s quick and easy to sign up for the session here.
Free leaflets and posters
You can order hard copies of leaflets and posters from the trust if you’d like them for staff, pupils or parents. We can currently provide hard copies of:
- Booklet: How can I ask for help? A guide for young people
- Booklet: Depression and How to Deal with It
- Booklet: Coping with Self-Harm: A Guide for Parents and Carers
- Booklet: A Parent’s Guide to Depression
- Poster: Warning Signs
If there are other resources you’d find useful, please let me know and I’ll add them to the wish list.
Free INSET training
As ever, our team are keen to hear about your mental health training requirements. We’ve been expanding our team recently to give us more coverage of mental health and emotional wellbeing projects and to increase our geographic reach. You can learn more and make a training enquiry here.
Available for Pre-order – The Healthy Coping Colouring Book
Finally, in personal news, I’m pleased to say that you can now pre-order copies of my next book ‘The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal: Creative Activities to Help Manage Stress, Anxiety and Other Big Feelings’ which is out at Christmas (it is beautiful!)
I think that should all be enough to help you hit the ground running this term, but I’ll be back in touch soon with details of a series of free conferences we’re organising – and I’ll hope to see you there!
Very best wishes and sincere thanks for your hard work keeping young people happy and safe.
Do leave some comments on how you use these resources!