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Forthcoming training and events 2022

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to discuss the provision of school based training or other support related to the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme or PSHE Education please feel free to contact us.  We are increasingly delivering bespoke training to individual, or clusters, of schools. 

Below are central events for Wiltshire schools, taking place in the near future.

Details of the free Well-being for Education Resilience school sessions can be found here 

Details of free local Making Every Contact Count courses can be found here

 

Senior Mental Health Leadership

Wednesday 18th January 2023, 9am-5pm and Thursday 18th May 2023, 9am-12:30pm. Online live, no recording.

Price: £160

This course is for schools in Wiltshire, B&NES and Swindon and forms part of the DfE offer of funded training from 2021.

DfE Senior Mental Health Lead Training BSW : Wiltshire Healthy Schools.

This course is suitable for senior mental health leads, with responsibility for coordinating the school’s approach to mental health and with an interest in improving the mental health and wellbeing of learners and staff. 

The content of this course aligns with national guidance Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing A whole school and college approach developed by Public Health England and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. 

Attending this course will help you complete local healthy school and mental health audits. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of schools within the BSW area and links to further local support and services. 

The course will assist you in meeting the requirements of the RSHE Statutory curriculum and relevant sections of Ofsted’s Inspection Framework.

Booking open on Right Choice

Become a Mental Health First Aider (2 day course - face to face)

Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January 2023 at Trowbridge Rugby Club, 9am-5pm 

 

Outline
An internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.
 

Description
This Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:-

  • spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • provide help on a first aid basis
  • help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • help a young person recover faster
  • guide a young person towards the right support
  • reduce the stigma of mental health problems

Key areas covered within the course include:
Promoting emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being; Anxiety; Depression; Eating Disorders; Self Harm; Psychosis; Suicide; Promoting protective factors and Recovery.

Outcomes
By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • guide a young person towards the right support

Book on Right Choice

PSHE network meeting

Tuesday 21st February 2023. 3:45-4:45 online - live.

Outline
A network session for all PSHE subject leaders to look at and discuss current developments and sharing of best practice with a focus on curriculum.

Description

These network meetings are held three times a year and will focus on content requested by schools.

Previously we have discussed assessment, which we may return to, and heard from other national agencies including: Jigsaw, Corum Life Education, Chameleon and Platform who offer curriculum resources and support.

Issues requested by schools for further discussion during 2022 and 2023 include:

    • Deep Dives
    • British Values
    • Mixed age planning
    • Teaching RSE, including to pupils with SEND
    • A list of themed story books

These are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates.

Outcomes
By the end of the session, you will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share ideas
  • make connections with other subject leaders
  • received updates on the national picture including OFSTED

Book here on Right Choice

Governor Training: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing at school

Wednesday 22nd February 2023, 9:30-11am. Online.

  • Promoting physical and mental health, as part of a whole school approach
  • PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • The governor’s role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas   

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Understood the expectations and guidance in promoting physical and mental health
  • Considered approaches to PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • Understood your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these area  

Book here on Right Choice

Become a Mental Health First Aider (online - 2 day course in 4 sessions)

1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th March 2023. Online live. All sessions 12-4:30pm  

Outline
This course, from Mental Health First Aid England, trains you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®).

Description
This online course trains you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider giving you:

  • an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support
  • ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

Delegates are required to attend all four sessions.

Delegates will receive a workbook and a 100+ page manual in the post before the course date.

Programme
Day 1: 01/03/2023 | 12:00 - 16:30
Day 2: 02/03/2023 | 12:00 - 16:30
Day 3: 06/03/2023 | 12:00 - 16:30
Day 4: 07/03/2023 | 12:00 - 16:30
 
Outcomes
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
  • Guide a young person towards the right support

Book on Right Choice

Subject leadership in primary PSHE education

Tuesday 14th March 2023, 10-12pm. Online live (no recording).

Exploring the role of the primary PSHE subject leader.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • PSHE the national picture
  • The role of the PSHE Coordinator
  • Teaching & Learning in PSHE
  • School self-review
  • Schemes of work
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Working with Governors
  • Working with parents
  • Working with partners
  • Developing pupil voice
  • Links to Wiltshire Healthy Schools
  • Action planning

This course will enable participants:

  • To gain knowledge, skills and confidence in all aspects of the management of PSHE as a curriculum subject

£51 per delegate 

Book here on Right Choice

Youth Mental Health First Aid - half day

Monday 20th March 2023, 9am-12pm online (no recording).

Become Youth Mental Health Aware

This course is suitable for any member of school staff who work with Wiltshire young people aged 8-18

This introductory four-hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

Everyone who completes the session gets:

  • A certificate to say you are Youth Mental Health Aware
  • A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it

£70 per person (Wiltshire schools) £125 (Schools beyond Wiltshire). 

More about Youth Mental Health First Aid

Open for booking on Right Choice

Wiltshire Healthy Schools network meeting

Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 3:45-4:45pm. Online no recording. 

Outline

A network session for school staff that have a responsibility for promoting health and wellbeing, from all phases.

Description
These network meetings are held three times a year and will focus on content requested by schools, as well as on current public health issues and related support.

Although these sessions will be particularly useful for schools involved with the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme, other schools may also wish to attend.

Topics discussed may include effective promotion of:

  • Emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Pupil Voice
  • Healthy Eating and oral health
  • Physical activity
  • Safety
  • Physical health
  • Meeting the needs of vulnerable groups, including young carers

These are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates.

Book on Right Choice

Wiltshire Healthy Schools event

Wednesday 20th April 2023, 1:30-3:30pm. Online.

This event is for schools taking part in any level of the Wiltshire programme. 

For schools wishing to join or rejoin the programme during 2023.  

It will provide updates and training related to health and wellbeing in schools.

For further information see http://www.wiltshirehealthyschools.org/about  

This course will: 

  • Inform participants about the current standards for the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme at Bronze, Silver & Gold levels
  • Provide a framework for a whole school approach to improving health & wellbeing
  • Enable schools to gain Healthy Schools accreditation (valid for 3 years on completion)  

Book here on on Right Choice

PSHE network meeting

Wednesday 14th June 2023,  3:45-4:45 online - live.

Outline
A network session for all PSHE subject leaders to look at and discuss current developments and sharing of best practice with a focus on curriculum.

Description

These network meetings are held three times a year and will focus on content requested by schools.

Previously we have discussed assessment, which we may return to, and heard from other national agencies including: Jigsaw, Corum Life Education, Chameleon and Platform who offer curriculum resources and support.

Issues requested by schools for further discussion during 2022 and 2023 include:

    • Deep Dives
    • British Values
    • Mixed age planning
    • Teaching RSE, including to pupils with SEND
    • A list of themed story books

These are useful opportunities for schools to ask questions, share good practice and hear the latest local and national updates.

Outcomes
By the end of the session, you will:

  • have had an opportunity to listen to and share ideas
  • make connections with other subject leaders
  • received updates on the national picture including OFSTED

Book here on Right Choice

Governor Training: Promoting Health and Wellbeing at school

Thursday 15th June 2023, 1:30-3pm. Online.

  • Promoting physical and mental health, as part of a whole school approach
  • PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • The governor’s role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas   

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Understood the expectations and guidance in promoting physical and mental health
  • Considered approaches to PSHE education, SMSC and Personal Development
  • Understood your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these area  

Book here on Right Choice 

Subject Leadership in Primary PSHE education

Tuesday 17th October 2023, 10am-12pm. Online live.

It is aimed at Primary Subject Leaders and focuses on the role of the PSHE Coordinator.

This course will enable participants:

  • To gain knowledge, skills and confidence in all aspects of the management of PSHE as a curriculum subject
  • To achieve the Wiltshire Subject Leadership Certificate in PSHE.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • PSHE the national picture
  • Teaching & Learning in PSHE
  • School self review
  • Schemes of work
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Working with Governors
  • Working with parents
  • Working with partners
  • Developing pupil voice
  • Links to Wiltshire Healthy Schools
  • Action planning

Booking details to follow