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Mental Health Awareness for Schools

Mental Health Awareness for those working with Children and Young People.

Mental Health Awareness for those working with Children and Young People is from APT, a leading provider of training in mental health and related areas. Two complementary 1-day courses. You can attend either or both.

Available ‘onsite’ (we come to you for a fixed, all-inclusive fee to train a group of 6-15 people). For flexible arrangements, perhaps for schools linking together or for joined-up multidisciplinary training, please contact the office who would be happy to discuss your needs.

Executive Summary:

Children’s mental health is a serious area of concern – around 10% of children are now reported to have a diagnosable mental health condition and of these, most report delays in accessing appropriate help.

The course is split into two parts, echoing the World Health Organisation’s definition of health as ‘complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.

Day One is about setting up your school or service so that it naturally generates good mental health and wellbeing. Day Two is to help you spot people who are having problems and signpost your best course of action. You can attend either or both days.

Booking options

Who should attend?

As well as those intending to become ‘mental health leads’, this course is suitable for all teachers, learning support staff, head teachers and SENCOs (whom it will equip ahead of the proposed compulsory curriculum changes relating to children’s mental health), and school staff.

The course is suitable for professionals working with children and young people or having regular contact with families, including school nurses, health visitors and social workers.

The course covers a great deal:

Day 1: Generating wellness – how to build and support the mental health of everybody.

This day will be very ‘hands-on’ presenting you with the principles and inviting you to show how you can apply those principles in your own area to create a plan you can take back and use.

Part 2: Responding to illness, issues, and problems – what you need to know and what you can do.

What do you get from attending this course, across the two days?

What you receive as a result of attending this training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

Booking this training is easy.

Online Live and Exclusive course (for teams and organisations):

Online Live Courses typically take slightly less time than the face-to-face course on which it is based (because of less group discussion and group exercises) but they are live and pleasingly interactive. Click here to view prices.

Delegates can be anywhere that is conducive to concentrating, all together or separate, so long as they have access to a computer with a good internet connection. And as a manager, you have ‘guaranteed completion’: you only pay for delegates who successfully complete (minimum 15).

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Option 2: Bring the course to your organization:

We bring this course to your own organization for a fixed, all-inclusive fee and up to 15 people can attend.

The fee for the 2-day course is $4,850 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses).
The fee for the 1-day course is $2,675 (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses).

To book, email office@aptcanada.com, or click the button:

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organization, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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DBT Essentials Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the written feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our Mental Health Awareness courses have received.

"Was extremely impressed with the workshop and what was included, it gave me a better understanding about mental health. The tutor was exceptional and always expanded on his points! Amazing!"

"Presented in a brilliant way and just at the right pace. The course gave me a fantastic grounding of both mental health and mental illness."

"I found the whole exercise engrossing and enlightening. It was presented excellently and I came away feeling as though I have learnt something."

"A fascinating and very useful course. Very well delivered, extremely engaging. Has given me a real insight and was taught in such a way that I feel better equipped for the future."