Mental health training in education.
Over the past 2 years, I have offered training events to various primary and secondary schools and further education colleges across Yorkshire – the largest of these events saw me doing an online training for 300 teaching staff at the start of the pandemic!
I always forget to take photos at my events, because, I guess, I get so engrossed in the fascinating discussions themselves. I love to work with people who work with children because I see it as an opportunity to good to miss.
I want children to be able to grow up understanding the inside out nature of the human experience- because I know that it will save them a lot of unnecessary stress and confusion as they grow up! I want to be able to point out the misunderstanding we perpetuate in so many of our day-to-day expressions and actions.
It's crucial to point out how confusing, disempowering and overwhelming it feels when you think life is happening to you rather than coming from you. I was saddened to hear that many of the teaching staff across these establishments are finding their pupils are suffering from anxiety, stress and overwhelm and that they often feel unsure of the best way to help the pupils in their care.
It is my pleasure, joy and passion to find creative, engaging ways to help the teacher understand that all their pupils have innate health and abundant resilience – the best part for me is finding ways to share this with that engage rather than alienate.