Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in secondary 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 secondary school children to manage feelings of stress and anxiety.
About the course
An engaging online course to help teachers, school leaders and SENDCos and the Deaf learners in their care to build resilience and mental health awareness.
Deaf children are more likely to develop mental health conditions in comparison to their hearing peers. School staff 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. Each Deaf child is different with different needs as a child, but also as a Deaf individual. A "one size fits all" approach is not likely to be sufficient for the majority of Deaf children, so care should be taken to assess the environment on an individual basis. 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 secondary schools' course cover?
This informative course covers several key areas to boost understanding and support the development of a robust strategy to safeguard the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners including:
- Promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being.
- Understanding the social and emotional development of Deaf children.
- Recognise and define mental health conditions in Deaf learners.
- Evaluating and mitigating risk factors.
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 secondary 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 secondary school leaders, SENDCos, teachers, and support staff.
Who will you learn with?
Jane Whitaker-Douglas MSc BPC BPF, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
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