Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in primary school settings
This engaging course is available to download at any time, night, or day and has been developed specifically for Deaf Minds Education by an experienced and widely regarded Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. It aims to help teaching professionals to better understand the challenges facing Deaf learners and explore the tools needed for primary school children to manage feelings of stress and anxiety.
About the course
An engaging online course to help primary school teachers, leaders and SENDCos to better understand how to support Deaf learners and build resilience and mental health awareness.
Deaf children are more likely to develop mental health conditions in comparison to their hearing peers. During this course, primary school teaching professionals will learn how to prevent Deaf children from developing mental health conditions, they will gain knowledge including the specific risk factors for Deaf children, how to develop resilience and the importance of supporting deaf identity. When children first start school they may experience cliques and in-group, out-group behaviour that establishes the "social order" of their school. They will rely on teachers as well as their parents to make them feel safe and help them to overcome any difficulties they may have. This in-depth online course has been developed by an experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist to you understand the different mental health conditions that can affect Deaf learners and empower you to adequately support their wellbeing in mainstream secondary school settings.
What does our ‘Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in primary schools' course cover?
This informative course covers several key areas to support understanding and the development of a robust strategy for safeguarding the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in primary school settings. Deaf children are more likely to develop mental health conditions in comparison to their hearing peers. During this course, school staff will:
- Learn key interventions to help prevent Deaf children from developing mental health conditions.
- Build an understanding of the specific risk factors for Deaf children.
- Develop skills to boost resilience and empathy.
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
Completing this course will help you to:
By the end of the course, you'll have a greater understanding of the mental health and wellbeing challenges facing Deaf learners in primary schools and be able to:
- Confidently facilitate discussions with all students about emotional well-being.
- Focus more clearly on the needs of the young people you are working with to engender positivity and raise expectations.
- Provide students with tools and strategies to safeguard their mental health and overall wellbeing effectively.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for primary school leaders, SENDCos, teachers, and support staff.
Who will you learn with?
Jane Whitaker-Douglas MSc BPC BPF, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
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