Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Webinars 2021

Providing guidance and practical advice to educators to help in supporting children and young people.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to the education sector with school closures, remote learning and increased workloads. Mental health and wellbeing has been negatively affected for both students and staff and we expect to see issues associated with the pandemic surfacing for many months if not years to come. 

In our new series of wellbeing webinars we aim to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to help support your students moving forward into 2021. Each 30 minute session will provide practical advice and guidance to help you create outstanding pastoral care in your setting.  The information we share will also be beneficial for teachers and other staff too.  

Each session will focus on a different aspect related to pupil/student mental health.  Simply register your details below and you will receive joining instructions 1 week before each session. For those that can't attend on the day, recordings will be shared after each event. 

Tuesday 26th January 12.30pm (GMT): Supporting students' mental health when studying from home. Watch on-demand

Tuesday 23rd February 12.30pm (GMT): Anxiety, Depression and Self Harm - spotting the signs Watch on-demand

Tuesday 16th March 12.30pm (GMT): The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) during the pandemic and how we can support vulnerable groups 

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Sarah Gensmantel

Safer Recruitment Webinar Graphic 500x500-02Sarah recently joined the Safeguarding training team at MyConcern and is also training to be a counsellor. 

Sarah’s background is in independent schools where she has worked as Head of Safeguarding and Boarding and as a Teacher and Mentor. She has over 11 years’ experience of working with children from all different backgrounds, children with specific needs and from different cultures. Sarah is also trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid. 

Nigel Lowson

Untitled design (21)-1Sarah will be joined by Nigel Lowson. Nigel has a total of  36 years’ experience working in UK schools, he now teaches individuals and groups how to relax, to be more mindful, to meditate, to sleep better, and to seize the lessons offered by life, also an experienced Chief Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the health and wellness industry and an author of "How to achieve stress-free GCSE revision".

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Supporting students' mental health when studying from home

As schools all around the world continue to face the challenges presented by Covid-19, this webinar looked at how you can encourage and support your students to look after their mental health during times of blended or home learning.  Watch On-Demand Now. 


Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety and Self Harm 

This practical session will give practical guidance to educators so that you know how to spot the signs that a child is struggling and know what you can do to help. Watch On-Demand Now.

Looking at the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) during the Covid-19 pandemic 

In this session, Sarah will look at practical approaches and how children and young people can be best supported to resume normal life, or the 'new normal', over the coming months and years. 

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Want to know more?

See how MyConcern has helped other shools with their safeguarding and pastoral care take a look at our case studies, or contact us to discuss your needs. 

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