Mental Health Education in Schools
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic we at Buckinghamshire Mind are closely following the Government’s guidelines on health and safety measures regarding social distancing. As such we have made important changes to our services to ensure the safety of our service users, volunteers and staff. To ensure the safety of all, we have removed the aspects of this (these) service (s) that involves face to face groups and/or 121 meetings. We will continue to create and develop innovative ways of delivering remote mental wellbeing support that focuses on tackling social isolation and promoting positive emotional wellbeing.
As such, we are still running this (these) service (s) remotely, including (this is not an exhaustive list):
- daily phone/email/text support
- online activities and support groups
- live groups via various digital platforms
- postal care packages- including motivational ideas, group activities and peer communication
- practical support, such as shopping and liaising with external services
About Our Service
Buckinghamshire Mind recognises the importance of training and educating young people about mental health and all its aspects. Currently, three children in a class of 30 (10%) will experience a diagnosable mental illness. By educating and discussing mental health from a young age we strive to empower young people to reach out for help when they need it, to help others and, in turn, reduce stigma and discrimination.
We work to promote parity of esteem, improve emotional literacy and encourage young people to think and discuss their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Many young people know how to look after their physical health but not their mental health. We discuss how to look after our mental health, including coping mechanisms and self-care tips.
We deliver various educational sessions, including assemblies, workshops and full training days. Our team creates bespoke training to suit individual school needs, from a one-hour workshop focusing on anxiety, to a full day’s training on general mental health awareness and reducing stigma. We work with children aged four to 18 years old in various settings, including: infant, primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, youth clubs and sports clubs. We also deliver sessions to adults, including teachers and parents, regarding their own mental wellbeing and that of the children they work with and look after.
We are keen to encourage children and young people to start the conversation around mental health and to teach them that it’s okay to open-up about the way they feel, in some cases preventing future mental ill-health.
For more details please see below:
What We Offer:
- Assembly – £100
- Workshop – £100
- Half Day – £300
- Full Day – £600
Example Topics Include:
- Mental health awareness
- Exam pressure
- Stigma …and more!
“The ladies who delivered the training session were lovely and clearly very knowledgeable about mental health and I left with a very good understanding of mental health and how to help people”
For bookings or more information please contact Alice Moody on 07498 615566 or
Buckinghamshire Mind also provides a Peer Support in Schools Service. To find out more, please click here.