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Mental Health Champions - Class Teacher

A unique package of mental health awareness training and support for teaching staff, with a particular focus on early-career teachers.

  • 4 half-day workshops over the course of the academic year
  • Additional 2 confidential consultation sessions 

Consisting of 4 training workshops and 2 consultation sessions, this programme boosts teachers' confidence and enhances their understanding of children's emotional wellbeing, ultimately improving classroom management, management of personal stress and thus improving the overall effectiveness of their teaching.

Training themes

  1. Supporting Children's Emotional Wellbeing
    Explore creative ways of supporting emotional wellbeing for all members of the school community
  2. Introduction to Attachment
    Examine the importance of children's early relationships and consider how their context may be relevant to the teacher's role
  3. Solution-focused Techniques
    Explore how to empower children to fi nd their own solutions, build confi dence and self-esteem and promote problem solving skills
  4. Working with Parents and Carers
    Increase understanding of the challenges of working with parents and consider strategies to address these challenges

Consultation sessions

Consultation sessions - known as Place2Think - allow participants the chance to review the behaviour of individual children and young people they work with. They provide practical strategies for dealing with challenging or concerning behaviour. Each session lasts around 90 minutes and takes place with a group of up to six participants.

Independent evaluation 

NatCenFollowing an extensive 3 year study of Mental Health Champions - Class Teacher (formerly  The Talented Teacher Programme) has been shown to be effective in helping NQTs better support pupils' mental health. Read NatCen's report.

1 day workshops

In addition to Mental Health Champions, Place2Be also offer a range of 1 day workshops. Find out more.

Contact us

To arrange training for your organisation or school, please email  schools@place2be.org.uk 
or call on 020 7923 5535.

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