Course

  • 9 Modules

    Spot and Support: Low Mood and Depression

    This course will enable you to consider in detail how low mood and depression may present themselves in young people. We will look at how to spot the signs and cover some of the things that can be done at home or school to support young people.    
  • 7 Modules

    Wellbeing: Simple Ideas for Keeping Active

    This course looks at the physical benefits of exercise but also its impact on sleep and mood. We consider how much is enough; we don’t ask you to run a marathon tomorrow but think about how we can all move more every day.
  • 6 Modules

    Meeting the Mental Health needs of:  Children Living in Poverty

    During this course, you will work through a series of modules around the mental health needs of children living in poverty, the challenges they face and the needs of their families.  
  • 7 Modules

    Three Steps to Teaching Emotional Regulation

    Emotional regulation is a huge topic but broadly we are talking about how a person learns to independently deal with the things that trigger them.  It isn’t just our ability to react and use some strategies when we are feeling a certain way but it’s also the ability to monitor and manage what’s going on in our bodies and minds throughout the day in ways that are good for us and those around us.  Emotional regulation is made more difficult because our emotions are ever-changing and they vary in intensity.  Not only this, but young people will experience a range of emotions in different situations, whilst doing different activities an d whilst in the presence of different people, which will all affect how they feel.
  • 7 Modules

    How Mentally Healthy is your Setting? Auditing your Current Provision and Practice

    This course is aimed at school Mental Health Leads who need to evaluate their school’s current provision for mental health. Using these steps, you will then be able to work towards an Action Plan which encompasses all aspects of a cultural change towards more positive and supportive discussion around mental health in your school.   
  • 9 Modules

    The Weather – A Multisensory Exploration

    Some individuals with PMLD can dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g., thunder and lightning or very windy weather.  The weather is a constant in our lives therefore it is important to build a tolerance and understanding of how weather affects us.  Through this course Victoria will explore sensory based ideas on how to:  
    • Expose individuals with PMLD to the different types of weather through the senses, in a safe and therapeutic environment. 
    • Connect individuals with PMLD to science and outdoor learning through measurement and observation of the weather. 
    • Increase awareness and understanding of the different types of weather and the associated items we may need, whilst providing the sensory explorer the opportunity to voice their sensory preferences through making choices and rejections during the exploration of themed weather boxes. 
    • Share sensory ideas and inspiration for fun and engaging weather themed, sensory extension activities. 
      Victoria will also share a full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, ideal used as a circle time resource or activity starter song.  The course will promote engagement of the PMLD student though communication, exploration, anticipation and showing sensory preferences through making choices and rejections. 
  • 8 Modules

    Spot and Support: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    This course will provide you with the most up to date guidance on what we know about OCD and how we can support young people who may be experiencing the symptoms of this disorder. You will gain an overview of the signs and symptoms as well as what can be done to support those experiencing it.  
  • 6 Modules

    Meeting the Mental Health needs of: Looked after Children

    During this course, you will work through a series of modules around the mental health needs of young people who are under the care of their local authority. We will cover both contextual knowledge and some strategies to think about when you are planning what you can do to support the mental health needs of looked after children. 
  • 9 Modules

    Spot and Support: Substance Misuse & Addiction

    This course will enable you to explore the difference between substance misuse and addiction as well as what to look out for in young people. We will also gain a richer understanding about the risk and protective factors as well as how we can support those experiencing substance misuse or addiction both at school and at home.  
  • 2 Modules

    DfE funded training for Mental Health Leads – information session

    This is a recording of a past webinar. During this session, you’ll hear the latest about the Department for Education funded training being offered for…
  • 8 Modules

    Understand the Links Between Abuse and Mental Health

    This is an introductory course for all staff and volunteers working with children in schools and colleges. This course will explore where mental health problems in young people might indicate that they are being abused or harmed. We will consider what abuse is, how children experiencing mental health issues may be more vulnerable to abuse and consider mental health as an indicator of harm. You will also learn what to do if you are concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of a child in your school. 
  • 7 Modules

    Creating Opportunities for Play

    This course has been designed specifically for parents and caregivers who’d like to gain inspiration for optimising playful opportunities with their children.  You will learn practical ideas for supporting your child’s curiosity and playfulness; helping you to cultivate play even in the most mundane of moments.  
  • 7 Modules

    Understand the Safeguarding Implications of Children Missing from Education

    This is an introductory course for all staff and volunteers working with children in schools and collegesIt is important that all staff understand the risks that children face when they miss education. This course will consider why attendance is important, look at the risks that children face when they miss education and we will learn about school and local authority responsibilities to these children. We will also learn about factors that might cause a child to miss education and finally, what to do if you are worried about a child missing education.  
  • 13 Modules

    Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. It is both acceptable and customary for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will provide ten strategies and top tips that will help in the classroom. You might also be interested in Cherryl's introductory course which sets the scene: A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties.
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. As everyone knows it is normal for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of these self regulation problems and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child who is struggling with self regulation and she will give some examples of self regulation You may also be interested Cherryl's follow up course: Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies.
  • 8 Modules

    Making Mindfulness Fun

    Whether you’re a regular meditator or are new to Mindfulness, this course will provide you with some fun ideas for engaging children with mindful practices. Designed for both individual and group engagement, this course is perfect for teachers, parents, carers or anyone who works with or supports children.    
  • 2 Modules

    Mental Health Leads: Preparing for the Year Ahead

    This webinar is designed to act as a guide for new and existing designated mental health leads, to help you prepare for the academic year…
  • 7 Modules

    Supporting your child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

    This course is tailored towards parents and guardians with a child who may have already received a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) or who may be suspecting this to be the case. This video will also be useful for parents and guardians experiencing some challenges around defiant behaviours.
  • 1 Module

    How to Identify and Support Young Carers

    This is a past recording, school project manager at Edinburgh Young Carers, Jennifer Lewis will share ideas for identifying and supporting young carers within your…
  • 9 Modules

    Self-Care for Those Who Care

    During this practical short course, Pooky will walk you through a range of simple ideas to help you to better look after yourself if you have caring responsibilities – this of course applies to all parents and carers but the ideas will be especially pertinent to those caring for a child with special needs or disabilities.  None of these ideas require any existing knowledge or experience and they are all designed to feel easily doable.  You don’t have to do them all; pick one or two and see how you get on. This is one of a series of webinars commissioned by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery.