This learning resource is part of a series of online micro learning units for teachers and school leaders on supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing in practice. The units offer insights into best practice in supporting children and young people, building on the latest evidence base. They are designed to develop knowledge around a range of topics that now form part of the statutory Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum, supporting teachers to consider how they might most effectively deliver these topics as part of the curriculum. Specifically, topics covered include:
- Sleep and screen time
- Bullying and loneliness
- Eating disorders
- Self harm
- Addiction and substance use
- Social media
- Whole-school approaches
These online micro learning units incorporate a range of content types to support professional learning and reflective practice, including:
- Recordings from ‘Pedagogy in practice’ – a webinar series developed in partnership with The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) with a focus on how to teach key topics aligned with the RSHE curriculum
- Access to a Padlet with ideas and resources shared by teachers
- Case studies from practising teachers and school leaders and research reviews summarising the latest evidence base
- Reflective questions to support learning and reading lists signposting further sources and support.
This online learning is being supported by the Bupa Foundation and the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).
Supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing in practice: Anxiety
Teachers have a role to play in supporting children and adolescents to understand anxiety as part of the new RSHE curriculum, as well as needing to feel confident that they can support pupils with anxiety and recognise the impact it may have on the children they work with. This micro learning unit includes articles and resources on supporting pupils to understand anxiety.
Watch the presentation by Polly McMeeking (SEND Governor, Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School) embedded below, and Shona McCann (Vice Principal, Riverside School) followed by a Q&A session with Jonathan Baggaley, CEO, PSHE Association, facilitated by Cat Scutt MBE, Director for Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching. Further details can be found on the event page on our Video Hub.
The Padlet below was used to share ideas and resources during the webinar