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FREE CPD Workshops and Courses

Our Mental Health Support Teams have developed a range of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based Psychoeducational programmes and workshops. Psychoeducation involves learning about and understanding mental health and wellbeing. It’s the same as physical education, where you learn how your body works, how to look after it and the impact of different stress and strains, but instead we apply it to the mind.


Our train the trainer model is UK CPD accredited and enables non-therapeutic practitioners to deliver the programmes universally as part of early help and prevention. We have already delivered this training to a number of educational settings across Stockton and Hartlepool, supporting them to develop their whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Our Workshops

Return, Refocus, Reconnect
Programme

An 8-session programme that has been developed by Alliance children’s team and designed to support pupils returning to/being in school who may be experiencing difficulties due to school-based anxiety & worry. This programme is delivered direct to teaching and or support staff through CPD Certification and uses a ‘playful’ approach to psychoeducation, relationship building and emotional regulation.

The aim is to build resilience, reduce anxiety and help children and young people to become more confident and ready to learn.

8 session plans with activities that can be completed within a full hour or alternatively smaller activities delivered in a flexible shorter time frame.

Teaching scripts for the staff member to utilise to support their understanding of materials.

Young Person’s Journal young people are encouraged to complete their journal to support with there is a journal they can complete with things they have learnt and found useful.

CPD ACCREDITED THROUGH CPD UK

UPCOMING DATES

Friday, 10th November 2023

Thursday, 16th November 2023

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A playful approach to psychoeducation, relationship building and emotional regulation

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5 weeks to Wellbeing – Secondary

‘5 Weeks to Wellbeing’ is suitable for young people 11+ and aims to promote better understanding and management of good mental health and wellbeing.

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Programme

‘5 Weeks to Wellbeing’ is suitable for young people 11+ and aims to promote better understanding and management of good mental health and wellbeing. Key areas are focused on developing good routines, improving sleeping habits, managing unhelpful thoughts and increasing activity of enjoyable hobbies. Young people receive helpful information and a workbook/journal they are encouraged to complete in between the sessions.

Delivery

The programme, which consists of 5 1 hr workshops can be delivered to a whole class or a smaller targeted group of young people. Targeted groups would require discussion in Consultation meetings and consent from parents for a referral to be made. Following co-facilitation or CPD training education staff can be trained in delivering this programme independently.

CPD ACCREDITED THROUGH CPD UK

A 1.5hr Accredited CPD training session for staff is available

UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, 18th January 2024

Monday, 18th March 2024

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5 Weeks to Wellbeing – Primary

The workshop aims to increase awareness of mental health, acknowledges recent changes due to COVID-19 as well as providing pupils with strategies they can use to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

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Workshop

Resources developed could support an individual workshop of 2 hrs or a wider 6-week programme broken down into smaller modules.  The workshop developed in collaboration with primary school teaching staff to support primary school children (5-11 years)

The workshop aims to increase awareness of mental health, acknowledges recent changes due to COVID-19 as well as providing pupils with strategies they can use to look after their mental health and wellbeing. Using a cognitive behavioural therapeutic approach, connecting thoughts, feelings and behaviours, children will be supported to explore how strategies such as thought challenging, connecting with others, physical exercise and mindfulness techniques can be used to help themselves to feel better and help build their resilience.The workshop aims to increase awareness of mental health, acknowledges recent changes due to COVID-19 as well as providing pupils with strategies they can use to look after their mental health and wellbeing. Using a cognitive behavioural therapeutic approach, connecting thoughts, feelings and behaviours, children will be supported to explore how strategies such as thought challenging, connecting with others, physical exercise and mindfulness techniques can be used to help themselves to feel better and help build their resilience.

Delivery

Alliance team may support with co-facilitation of these educational programmes and help schools to understand how this can fit in with a wider curriculum to support mental health and wellbeing. Collaboration is key and we would invite feedback from both teaching staff and children to shape the workshops to suit particular settings. The workshop is accompanied by a workbook and activities and can be delivered live by therapists or there is the option of delivery using pre-recorded audio.

Ideally, delivery of the workshops is followed by a 1.5hr workshop aimed at Teaching Staff or other identified school staff.  A workshop delivery guide has been produced to support you, if needed, in delivery to your pupils.

CPD ACCREDITED THROUGH CPD UK

UPCOMING DATES

Wednesday, 4th October 2023

Tuesday, 5th December 2023

Thursday, 15th February 2024

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Moving on Up: Sam’s Quest

Supporting Year 6 children through transition to secondary school.

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Workshop

Two 1-hour workshops aimed at supporting Year 6 children through transition to secondary school. The overall aim is to normalise children’s anxieties whilst helping them to develop coping strategies related to change. 

These workshops have been developed using the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

The workshops have an educational and interactive approach. Each child will receive a personal workbook, to complete alongside workshop activities.

Delivery

Following attendance of the CPD Training Course, delegates will be provided with a password to log-in and access all workshop resources, including a workshop delivery guide. The workshops can then be delivered flexibly to fit in with the schools individual curriculum.

CPD ACCREDITED THROUGH CPD UK

UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, 9th May 2024

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The Emotion Express
Workshop

The programme is 5 weeks duration and has been co-produced by children, young people and teaching staff within a number of our MHST schools.

The programme requires teaching staff to join in too within the delivery and embed the learning wider for the classroom as part of everyday support to managing emotions. Additionally we provide information for young people to take home to parents/carers to ensure the approach is holistic and promotes the support required from others to help co-regulate behaviour at times.

Delivery

Session Content:

  1. Find out about our feelings
  2. Discover our calm superpowers
  3. What makes our emotions go pop!
  4. Try some awesome talking tricks
  5. Become a resilience hero!

By attending the train the trainer 1.5hr Accredited CPD training attendees aim to receive all the understanding and competency to be able to independently deliver the Emotion Express programme within their education settings. The training provides introduction to all the materials, lesson plans and understanding as well as a link to the online platform where all resources can be found following successful completion of the training session and evaluation form being completed.

UPCOMING DATES

October – TBC

Tuesday, 28th November 2023

Tuesday, 27th February 2024

Thursday, 9th May 2024

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CPD – Emotional Awareness
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This programme is suitable for those that often experience strong emotions particularly anxiety or anger and aims to support young people to regulate to reduce the impact on their mental health wellbeing by considering the impact of intense emotions on thoughts, feelings and behaviour. 

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