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Anxiety, Depression and Obsessions – Supporting Students With Mental Health Disorders

Support students with anxiety, depression and obsessions to improve their well-being, attendance and attainment

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: Pastoral leaders, heads of year, mentors, teaching assistants and other staff who want to support pupils and students who are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression or obsessions.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Further Education
  • Special

Course Reference: 8282WW

Mental health disorders are surprisingly common, affecting a considerable number of children and young people. A significant percentage of 5-16 year-olds have a diagnosed mental health disorder and others have problems that have not yet been formally diagnosed. Poor mental health can have a major impact on a child’s education, with poor attendance and lower attainment common among students with mental health disorders. Schools have a key role to play in supporting these young people to achieve their potential and improve their emotional wellbeing.

  • Understand different types of mental health disorders
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of some of the most common mental health disorders
  • Identify students in need of support
  • Work with parents and carers to support their child effectively
  • Establish when to involve external agencies
  • Promote positive wellbeing through the curriculum


Understand mental health disorders, including causes, signs and symptoms
  • Anxiety, depression and obsessions – what are they?
  • Possible causes of mental health disorders
  • Recognise the signs of a mental health disorder
Taking action in the right way
  • Identifying students who need support
  • Responding appropriately to students who may have a mental health disorder
  • What not to do when supporting students with a mental health disorder
Working successfully with parents, carers and external agencies
  • Practical ideas for working alongside with parents and carers
  • Deciding whether a referral to another agency is needed
  • How to work with external agencies to support the student effectively
Promote positive well-being through the curriculum
  • An emotionally healthy school: implications for the curriculum and students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Promoting, improving and sustaining attendance, achievement and attainment
  • Further sources of help and advice
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