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Curriculum Teaching & Learning

From September 2020, state funded schools in England will be required to teach health education, which has a strong focus on mental wellbeing, including a recognition that mental wellbeing and physical health are linked. Children and young people will be taught at an age-appropriate point about how to recognise signs of mental health problems in themselves and others. Our teams have developed workshops and programmes to support you and your setting through face to face and digital or remote delivery. Certification through CPD UK will be provided. A collaborative approach to delivery and developments creating something that works for your education setting.


Younger Children and Staff
Moving On Up: Sam’s Quest (Primary School Transitions)   

Workshops

Two 1-hour workshops aimed at supporting Year 6 children through transition to secondary school. A further workshop has been developed to support Year 7’s. The overall aim is to normalise children’s anxieties whilst helping them to develop coping strategies related to change.  These workshops have been developed by the Alliance children’s team using the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The workshops have an education and interactive approach and are guided through a personal workbook, which the child is encouraged to complete, alongside wellbeing activities.

Delivery

Face to face in classrooms and to whole year groups or delivered remotely. 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.

CPD for Teaching Staff (Accredited through CPD UK)

Ideally, delivery of the workshops is followed by a 1.5hr workshop aimed at Year 6 Teaching Staff or other identified school staff.  A workshop delivery guide has been produced to support you, if needed, in delivery to your pupils.

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Overcoming Uncertainty (5-11 years)

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.

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.

CPD for Teaching Staff (Accredited through CPD UK)

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.

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Keeping Your Cool – Emotional Regulation

Programme

Keeping Your Cool has been developed by the Alliance children’s team and is a 4 week programme consisting of 1 hr sessions each week.  It has been developed using recognised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and other psychological approaches to develop emotional literacy, emotional regulation and development of strategies to help reduce unhelpful behaviour, using interactive, fun activities.

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. The programme itself can be delivered to a whole class as part of a wider educational approach to managing emotions or a smaller targeted group of children and young people.  Targeted groups where mental health difficulties have been identified would be delivered following a referral to the Alliance team.

CPD for Teaching Staff (Accredited through CPD UK) Ideally, delivery of the workshops is followed by a 1.5hr workshop aimed at Teaching Staff or other identified school staff.

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Return Refocus and Reconnect – School Based Anxiety & Worry

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 and for the

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 for Teaching Staff (Accredited through CPD UK) A 1.5hr Accredited CPD training session for staff is available

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Five Areas – We Eat Elephants – Engaging and fun story-based learning

Aged 5-8 – Understanding emotions using engaging and colourful resources, we can help young children understand what they are feeling, why, and how to deal with the effects. With scenarios to talk through, feelings cards to help explain, and other well tested CBT methods, We Eat Elephants is a great way to help children learn to communicate and express their emotions.

Aged 9-12 – Making changes to how you feel dealing with current issues that our children face in both school and the home environment. The loss of a loved one, failing to reach targets, peer pressure and much more, these situations can be talked through and dealt with by using our tools and resources, tailored for children of this age.

Alliance Psychological Service hold a licence to deliver this programme. Our development is through how this is delivered in classrooms and therefore we have developed sessions to support with this.  All sessions have been pre-recorded and can be delivered either face to face or via a Live Platform. Delivery by therapists and with the option of co-facilitation with teaching staff.

The programme is educational rather than a therapeutic intervention and therefore teaching staff can go on to deliver the WEE programme to other classes promoting a sustainability approach for the school. Licence Agreements through Five Areas is essential

www.llttf.com/WeEatElephants

Reset & Restart – A Caring & Compassionate Guide for Staff Wellbeing

Workshop

Helping to promote good mental health and wellbeing in staff and thereby supporting the wider school community.

This workshop is delivered over 1.5hrs and provides an opportunity for teaching and support staff to reflect on the impact of Covid-19 and look at individual strengths and accomplishments. Using Mindfulness approaches, the workshop provides an opportunity for staff to promote kindness, compassion and understanding of self. Self-Developments Toolkits are encouraged as is self-help and supporting resilience.

Pre-recorded or live delivery via a range of digital platforms or face to face.

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Professional Supervision for Teaching and Support Staff

Dedicated individual support through Consultation groups or individual settings and provided by Senior Therapists and Schools Cluster Leads

We provide individual and group supervision and consultation to professionals including teaching and support staff. We aim to support your practice in a professional and creative way. Alliance supervision has been designed to help you with solutions to challenges that arise within your working environment around children’s mental health and wellbeing.

What are the benefits?

  • Independently facilitated supervision sessions
  • Develop best practice through reflection and help manage the emotional and psychological impact of the work
  • Develop competency and confidence of staff
  • Practical strategies and general support around all aspects of emotional health and wellbeing
  • Improve understanding of challenging behaviours and complex issues
Secondary and FE Settings  
Moving on Up: Sams Quest (Transitions Year 7)

Workshops

Two 1-hour workshops aimed at supporting Year 7 children through transition to secondary school. A further workshop has been developed to support Year 6’s. The overall aim is to normalise children’s anxieties whilst helping them to develop coping strategies related to change.  These workshops have been developed by the Alliance children’s team using the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The workshops have an education and interactive approach and are guided through a personal workbook, which the child is encouraged to complete, alongside wellbeing activities.

Delivery

Face to face in classrooms and to whole year groups or delivered remotely. 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.

CPD for Teaching Staff (Accredited through CPD UK)

Ideally, delivery of the workshops is followed by a 1.5hr workshop aimed at Year 7 Teaching Staff or other identified school staff.  A workshop delivery guide has been produced to support you, if needed, in delivery to your pupils.

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Keeping Your Cool – Emotional Regulation

Programme

Keeping Your Cool has been developed by the Alliance children’s team and is a 4 week programme consisting of 1 hr sessions each week.  It has been developed using recognised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and other psychological approaches to develop emotional literacy, emotional regulation and development of strategies to help reduce unhelpful behaviour, using interactive, fun activities.

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.

The programme itself can be delivered to a whole class as part of a wider educational approach to managing emotions or a smaller targeted group of children and young people.  Targeted groups where mental health difficulties have been identified would be delivered following a referral to the Alliance team.

CPD for Teaching Staff (Accredited through CPD UK)

Ideally, delivery of the workshops is followed by a 1.5hr workshop aimed at Teaching Staff or other identified school staff. 

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

It’s a WRAP (Worry Reduce Avoidance Problem solve)

Is a 4-week programme of 1 hr sessions developed and is suitable for young people 11+. Young People will be encouraged to learn strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to manage Worry, Reduce Avoidance of tough situations and Problem solve. A workbook has been developed for young people and they are encouraged to complete activities in between the sessions. The programme can be run remotely or can be delivered live by therapists to a full class or smaller targeted group of students. Targeted groups would require discussion in Consultation meetings and consent from parents for a referral to be made. Due to the level of psychological intervention within this programme it is the intention that delivery would always be a LI practitioner with education staff encouraged to co-facilitate. At this stage there is not currently a plan for education staff to be trained and expected to deliver this workshop without the support of an LI Practitioner.

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

5 Weeks to Wellbeing

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 for Teaching Staff (Accredited through CPD UK)

A 1.5hr Accredited CPD training session for staff is available

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Following CPD Training and to enable full access of the programme including resources and activity journals please add your password/access code here.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy Support and Guidance

Support from the MHST to review, improve and develop school wellbeing policies. We can provide example templates linked to best practice and examples from other educational settings.

Staying Connected – Newsletter

A monthly newsletter should keep you up to date with new developments, resources available and activity across the MHST settings to share good practice.

Being Resourceful – Schools Mental Health Web Page

Support you in developing a dedicated wellbeing page with recommended resources on your website.  MHST can support teaching staff with developing their own pack of useful resources that have been issued within consultation.

Psychological Worksheets and Activities

Can be uploaded on to your Social Media/Virtual Learning platforms already in place.

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Self Help Resources

Take a look at some of the websites and apps that can support you.

Start your Journey

https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.investorsinpeople.com
https://www.livingwage.org.uk

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