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Motivational leadership courses for education

Matt's courses are available as 60 minute, half day or full day programmes and can be online or venue-based dependent on requirements. Bespoke one-to-one coaching is also available on request.

Online or Twilight Mental Health 60 Minute CPD

Here Matt provides a brief overview and benefits of the Mental Health courses

Supporting Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing

Teaching can be the most rewarding, yet also the most stressful of occupations! This workshop recognises that ‘stress-reduction’ is a two-way process, with responsibilities for individual staff members AND school leadership teams. Staff are encouraged to put themselves first for a change and work on a variety of ways to improve their own wellbeing.

  • Understanding staff pressure and stress
  • Self-care and coping strategies
  • Achieving work-life balance
  • Energy Management
  • Developing life-long wellbeing habits

Introduction to Mental Health

This workshop provides an overview of the issues a school may face in relation to children’s mental health. It will develop teachers’ understanding of children’s mental health and will develop an ability to recognise the symptoms and address causes of mental health issues.

  • What is mental health?
  • Children’s mental health risk factors and stigma
  • Understanding young children’s and adolescent brain development and impact on emotional and mental health
  • Protective factors for children’s mental health
  • Understanding our own ‘Frame of Reference’ in understanding how to help

Anxiety & Depression

According to Public Health England, 1 in 6 young people will experience an anxiety problem, or depression at some point in their lives. This workshop examines both these mental health issues in detail and provides staff with the confidence required to offer support and guidance.

  • Understanding the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Types of anxiety disorders
  • Recognising the difference between sadness and depression
  • Reading between the lines
  • Support and guidance

Psychosis & Suicide

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people-male and female-aged under 35 in the UK. Yet suicide, and psychosis, are taboo subjects in many schools. This workshop provides staff with the knowledge to smash the stigma and talk through the taboo as the more we learn about suicide and psychosis, we help reduce the fear that surrounds both issues.

  • Exploring factors that may lead to a young person wanting to end their life
  • Analysing the impact of suicidal feelings
  • Raising awareness about psychosis in young people
  • Identifying the main psychotic disorders
  • Action for dealing with suicidal and psychotic crises

Alcohol & Drug Misuse

This workshop aims to deepen staff understanding of alcohol and drug misuse, with an emphasis on signs, symptoms, causes and interventions.

  • What is substance misuse?
  • Signs and symptoms of alcohol and substance misuse
  • Possible causes for substance misuse
  • Support and guidance
  • Action for alcohol and substance misuse

Self-Harm & Eating Disorders

This workshop considers some of the potential causes or triggers for concerns about weight and/or shape and provides a framework for staff to discuss strategies to work with children whose relationship with food is leading to distress. The workshop also increases awareness of common self-harming behaviours and provides opportunity to discuss potential ‘action-plans.’

  • About self-harm-facts and figures
  • Risk factors and signs and symptoms
  • About eating disorders-facts and figures
  • Different types of eating disorders
  • Action plan for self-harm and eating disorders

Social Media Impact On Children's Mental Health

Whilst new technologies have provided young people with fantastic new learning opportunities, social media also comes with a public health warning! This workshop provides an in-depth analysis of children’s social media and its effect on children’s mental health and provides opportunity to discuss ‘action-plans’ for safe social media use.

  • Un-packing social media platforms
  • Positive and negative effects of social media
  • Understanding Cyberbullying and its effect on children
  • Internet safety and reducing Cyberbullying
  • Action plan for safe social media use in schools and at home

Building Resilience In Young People

Building resilience (our ability to adapt positively to adversity, trauma, and stressful situations) can help our children manage feelings of anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. This workshop provides a ‘solution-focussed’ approach to developing resilient behaviours which will help young people develop their self-efficacy and inner resources.

  • Learning resilient behaviours
  • Dr Ginsburg’s seven ‘C’s of resilience
  • Focus on what is strong, not what is wrong
  • Top tips for building resilience in children
  • Solution-focussed practice

Non-Judgemental Listening & Communication

Non-judgemental listening is about the listener adopting a set of attitudes and using listening skills (verbal/non-verbal) that: allow the listener to hear and understand exactly what is being said and enable young people to talk freely and comfortably without feeling judged. This workshop provides practical, everyday scenarios to practice these vital skills.

  • What does non-judgemental listening and communication mean?
  • Attitudes of acceptance, genuineness, and empathy
  • The effective listener
  • Verbal skills and the importance of teacher language in building children’s resilience
  • Putting it all into practice-role play

Leadership Skills

Lead yourself before leading others

Developing a MAT/school-wide coaching culture

Leadership lessons from elite sport

Future-proofing student learning

Transformational and enduring change

Managing difficult conversations

Teaching Staff

Developing positive staff mental health, wellbeing, and resilience

Creating independent learners

Developing growth mindsets

Raising boys' achievement

Tackling low-level disruption and behaviour management

Innovative classroom practice to improve student outcomes

Building resilience in all students


Year 6 'It's cool to succeed' series of workshops

Raising Aspirations for Pupil Premium students

Develop an Athlete's Mindset (Year 10/11)

Supporting Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing

Understanding staff pressure and stress

Self-care and coping strategies

Achieving work-life balance

Energy Management

Developing life-long wellbeing habits