Understanding Self-Harm

In 2017, sadly suicide was the most common cause of death for both boys (16.2% of all deaths) and girls (13.3%) aged between 5 and 19, and nearly half of 17-19 year olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52.7% for young women (source: Young Minds). 

These are alarming statistics for any parent, teacher or caregiver 

But what are the signs of self-harm and what can YOU do to help? 

This session looks at the definition of self-harm and the common myths surrounding self-harm.  

From taking part in this session, you will develop an awareness of: 

  • how to spot the signs and symptoms 
  • how to respond to disclosures or discoveries of self-harm 
  • how to talk to a young person about self-harm in a supportive and non-judgemental way 
  • how to seek help and support 
  • helpful strategies and techniques 
  • how to develop a policy that meets the needs of young people 

This session can be delivered as a 1.5 hour presentation or ½ day workshop   

Mental Health First Aid Course Level 1-3 Awards

1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health disorderthat’s roughly 3 children in every classroom; and with less than 1 in 3 children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition getting access to NHS care and treatment (source: Young Minds)it’s natural to want to know what more you can do to support them? 

This is why we are offering Mental Health First Aider training for teachers and parents. 

The aims of first aid for mental health are to: 

  • Preserve life where a person could be a danger to themselves or others 
  • Alleviate suffering by providing immediate comfort and support 
  • Prevent the condition from developing into a more serious problem 
  • Promote recovery of good mental health by signposting and obtaining professional support 

 This is a two day course, a Mental health first aid awareness training is 1 day  

How to implement a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing

Paula Talman is the founder of iSpace Wellbeing and has over 25 years experience working with children and mental health in both the hospital and education setting. Having worked for over 15 years in schools and having created a whole school approach to mental health which is the iSpace Wellbeing curriculum, Paula is the go to expert on this subject. 

In this session Paula will share her experience of working with children and families across both the hospital and educational settings. She will explore the issues impacting children’s mental health and wellbeing and the affect this can have on their learning and friendships.  

The new government requirements for health, relationships and SRE will be explored and a proactive, continuous and progressive curriculum solution will be explained. 

You will leave this session not only inspired and motivated, but with the: 

  • understanding of children’s mental health needs 
  • Knowledge of spotting signs and symptoms 
  • tools and resources to support mental health and wellbeing in your school 
  • knowledge of practical changes your school can do to help prevent mental illness 
  • knowledge and understanding of practical self-care tools for your own wellbeing 
  • opportunity to register for a free mental health and wellbeing curriculum for your school 

This session can be delivered as a 1.5 hour presentation or ½ day workshop     

Mental Hygiene Routine for staff

We understand first-hand the pressure teachers are under to support their pupils and school community, adhere to government guidelines and create a safe space for pupils to learn and thrive all on an ever-reducing budget.  

But what about the wellbeing of the teachers themselves? Who is taking care of that? 

This course focuses on mental health challenges faced by teaching staff and explores practical steps towards creating a healthier work-life balance.  

Staff will learn tools and strategies derived from positive psychology which will help build resilience and self-compassion. 

You will leave this session with: 

  • A clear understanding of where you could improve and maintain your mental wellness 
  • Practical tools on how to build resilience and helpful coping skills 
  • A new perspective on routine and how it can support over all wellness 

This session can be delivered as a 1.5 hour presentation or ½ day workshop   

Schools - How to design a mental hygiene routine for pupils

Creating a routine is a simple, yet brilliant tool in your mental health and wellbeing toolkit and creating a mental health hygiene routine is a fantastic first step in learning to take care of your wellbeing. 

This course focuses on mental health challenges faced by pupils and explores practical steps towards a healthier school-home life balance.  

Pupils will learn tools and strategies derived from positive psychology which will help build resilience and helpful coping skills. 

Pupils will leave this session with: 

  • A clear understanding of where they could improve and maintain their mental wellness 
  • Practical tools on how to build resilience and helpful coping skills 
  • A new perspective on routine and how it can support over all wellness 
  • Pupils will have the opportunity to design a mental hygiene routine that works well for them 

This session can be delivered as a 1.5 hour presentation or ½ day workshop 

Universities - How to design a mental hygiene routine for students

Universities – How to design a mental hygiene routine for students 

 

Creating a routine is a simple, yet brilliant tool in your mental health and wellbeing toolkit and creating a mental health hygiene routine is a fantastic first step in learning to take care of your wellbeing. 

This course focuses on mental health challenges faced by students and explores practical steps towards a healthier work-life balance. Students will learn tools and strategies derived from positive psychology which will help build resilience and self-compassion. 

You will leave this session with: 

  • A clear understanding of where you could improve and maintain your mental wellness 
  • Practical tools on how to build resilience and helpful coping skills 
  • A new perspective on routine and how it can support over all wellness 
Information on Safeguarding training can be provided on request
If you would like to make a booking or require more information then please contact us