Mental health in children: awareness raising with beginning teachers

Evans, Stephanie (2017) Mental health in children: awareness raising with beginning teachers. In: 8th Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Annual Conference: Thinking Deeply About Teacher Education, 11-12 May 2017, Birmingham, UK. (Unpublished)

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Aim: A group of student teachers put together a short video presentation entitled 'Are the kids alright?' covering the topic of mental health issues in children. They expressed concern that currently there is a lack of support and knowledge for new and experienced teachers in this area, despite all the current agendas on children’s mental health due to over testing, for example. This chimed with my own interests in this area as I enter the world of health provision from a background of education, with my training in cognitive behaviour therapy.

Content: This workshop will seek to engage with others in exploring the research in progress of an introductory session that aims to support new teachers in developing their knowledge, awareness, empathy and role within supporting mental health issues in children, within a climate of well being agendas. This is the first step in developing a professional development package on the issue.

Thinking deeply about teacher education: The workshop will not only focus on the well being of pupils but the well being of teachers, particularly those early in their career. It will explore feedback from trainees and the emotional support that is needed to enhance their survival in the profession.

Workshop structure:
1. Overview of research to date, in particular feedback from trainees
2. Focussed activities for participants to contribute/question research so far
3. Plenary – next steps – network for collaborative work

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Workshop)
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 13:48
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 14:00


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