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Horizons - Maintaining Wellbeing in a Digital World. Session 2 - 2020

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Horizons - Maintaining Wellbeing in a Digital World.

Session 2 - An ecological approach to mental health and behaviour.



What do we mean by mental health? "The strength and capacity of our minds to grow and develop, to be able to overcome difficulties and challenges and to make the most of our abilities and opportunities." Young Minds 2006 


Schools are one of the most protective factors in children and young people’s lives. When we can begin to understand how children adapt to their environments in ways that make sense to them, given the psychological and social resources available to them, we have an opportunity to see some of the valid needs behind behaviours. We can also understand why we need to work just as hard at changing the environment children are in as we do providing individual interventions to improve their mental wellness. 
Drawing on emerging themes from the Government’s Green Paper on Mental Health, the recent guidance on Mental health and Behaviour and an attachment/trauma-informed lens this session will support staff to enhance the impact of their work with children and young people in their care. 

Understanding the link between mental health and behaviour; identifying factors that make some pupils more vulnerable than others and supporting work aimed at pupils with SEN will be covered from attending all three sessions from the Horizons – Maintaining Wellbeing in a Digital World package. 


This course will enable you to: 

  • Identify children with possible mental health problems including adverse childhood experiences and other events that may have an impact on pupils
  • Familiarise yourself with identification and measurement tools

Booking Information

Horizons – Maintaining Wellbeing in a Digital World is a package of three indivdual sessions taking place during the year: 

1. Coping with the pressures of an online life 
2. An ecological approach to mental health and behaviour 
3. SEN and associated risks with mental health 


This course is suitable for designated safeguard leads, PSHE leads, computing leads and those leading on mental health, inclusion and wellbeing in schools. 


Venue: Link2ICT, 5th Floor, Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9FD

To book online please select the Register Now! link above or email: