Children and young people spend up to one third of their childhood in school and so their experience there can have a major impact on their mental health.
We see the great work that Irish schools are doing to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. This is so vital in developing and encouraging a mentally healthy school environment for children, young people and staff.
We want to continue to support schools to develop greater understanding and awareness about mental health and wellbeing so that children and young people can go on to live mentally healthy lives and have fulfilling childhoods.
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Mental Health Information Day for teachers and others who work with children and young people next month. This event will take place on Friday, April 26th in St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin 8.
This full day training will cover a broad range of topics related to mental health in the classroom and has been designed with teachers and those who work with children in mind.
The topics the day will cover include:
- How to create a mentally healthy school community and why this is so important to do,
- LGBT+, Gender and mental health,
- Anxiety and young people,
- Emotional and behavioural issues in the classroom
- How and why it is important to practice self-care
Tickets cost €15, which is to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments provided. Book your place today on Eventbrite.