Staff CPD and motivational courses for students

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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

School Leaders and Staff CPD

Aspire to Leadership

Leadership has nothing to do with your title! This workshop will enable you to recognise and develop your leadership potential to empower those you lead to perform better and succeed together.

  • Discover what great leaders do
  • Harness your strengths to grow your leadership capabilities
  • Lead through authenticity
  • Develop your emotional intelligence
  • Blending accountability with assistance

Managing difficult conversations

Many of us in schools encounter challenging situations everyday. Such encounters can escalate resulting in the avoidance of difficult conversations and a complete breakdown in communication. This course will provide you with an opportunity to practise the skills and improve your confidence in handling difficult conversations effectively and objectively.


    Manage the workload of being a leader

    • Senior leaders in schools are experiencing overwhelm; stress; and many are challenged by an everincreasing workload. This workshop focuses on developing ‘leadership endurance’ to allow education leaders to not just survive but thrive in their work and home life. This workshop provides an engaging mix of theory, research, and practical application which will enable leaders to apply strategies to effectively lead in their VUCA environments (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)!

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      Theory and practice of change management

      This workshop allows participants to evaluate research information, and examples of implementing change successfully and apply findings to the design and implementation of the specific change they seek in their own schools/teams. Key features include:

      • Characteristics of successful change
      • Achieving staff ‘buy-in’
      • Building momentum
      • Embracing change to drive school improvement
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      Towards longevity in your career: develop life-long wellbeing habits

      There is a huge recruitment and retention crisis in schools right now and a build-up of stress is the main reason! This workshop provides an engaging mix of theory, research, and practical application that supports school staff in working efficiently and effectively while still maintaining good emotional health and wellbeing.

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        Embrace the power of adopting a ‘coaching culture’

        • Adopting a ‘coaching culture’ in schools can unlock the potential of every member of staff! In this workshop, Matt provides an insight into why many schools are now embracing coaching as the way forward in motivating staff to go above and beyond expectation to drive school improvement. In this new approach, leaders ask questions instead of providing answers, support colleagues instead of judging them, and facilitate their development instead of dictating what needs to be done.

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          Motivational Courses for Students CPD

          Year 6 ‘It’s cool to succeed’ series of workshops

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            Raising Aspirations for Pupil Premium students

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              Develop an Athlete’s Mindset (Years 10/11)

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