Helping learners with mental ill-health (Covid-19)

Helping learners with mental ill-health (Covid-19)

Some mental health conditions affect learning and achievement. During recent unprecedented times (and possibly for some time to come), this leads to additional causes and symptoms of high anxiety and low mood. In turn, children and young people become inward-looking and anxious about their studies and ability to cope with every-changing situations.

Many young people need reminding that maintaining healthy relationships with people you trust is important for your mental wellbeing, and this includes teachers, support staff and mentors.

In this session we’ll cover how to approach learners who are giving cause for concern, and develop practical strategies to help support them, whilst acknowledging that staff in schools and colleges are also working through complex workplace issues themselves.

By the end of this 2.5 hour session, attendees will:

  • Understand the link between mental health and learning
  • Realise the impact of Covid 19 on Mental Health, whilst exploring the many guises of anxiety
  • Understand some basic CBT principles
  • Gain practical strategies to support learners with their mental health, particularly during Covid 19


We’re providing this training currently via Zoom, it means you can invite up to 50 participants and we factor in some Q&A time at the end.

Please get in touch for more information and to book your half day InSET info@can-do-courses.co.uk

We also provide behavioural management and other SEND training courses, look through our Training pages and our Shop page.

Links for more information: NHS

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