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From Bullying to Bereavement - Supporting Distressed Students

Promoting a culture of emotional health and well-being in your school

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Suitable for: Suitable for anyone who has regular contact with pupils experiencing emotional health issues including pastoral carers, year heads, support staff and senior leaders responsible for policy and professional training.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8283WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
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This course will enable you to understand and provide a supportive response to those students who may undergo traumatic times in school. You will return to school equipped with strategies and techniques to help you support students dealing with grief, bullying, anger, stress, friendship and relationship issues and all other overwhelming emotions.

  • Develop knowledge of approaches to counselling in young people at school
  • Understand how to constructively relate to young people in acute distress when facing emotional trauma
  • Recognise the importance of excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Explore the factors which can cause, or prevent, anger and stress in the school community
  • Identify how to implement a positive school culture which encourages well-being for pupils and staff


Connecting with young people
  • School-based counselling and mentoring – an overview of the main approaches
  • Recognising your limitations – referrals to professional agencies
  • Relating to students’ feelings of grief, loss, anger and distress
Developing your skills
  • The crucial importance of good interpersonal skills
  • Communication: listening, speaking, non-verbal
  • Practical case studies
Prevention is better than cure
  • Exploring the factors which can lead to distress and anger in the school community
  • Helping people to recognise the signs of mounting distress
  • Consider how early intervention procedures may be used to prevent an escalation
Creating a Safe and Supportive Ethos
  • The importance of a whole school approach to emotional well-being
  • Getting everyone involved – pupils, staff, governors, parents
  • Developing and maintaining a positive support culture

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