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MyConcern are holding a series of Student Mental Health and Wellbeing webinars for teachers and pastoral leaders, starting on 26th January 2021.  Free to attend, the series of three short, sharp sessions aim to provide educators with the knowledge and tools to help support their students now, and into the future. Register here

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to the education sector with school closures, remote learning and increased workloads. Student and staff mental health and wellbeing have been negatively affected and we expect to see issues associated with the pandemic surfacing for months if not years to come.

At MyConcern, we recognise the strain that the pandemic is placing on teachers and students and want to help equip teachers, who we know, only want the best for their students. We know teachers’ time is short and the topic of student mental health and wellbeing is vast, so we’ve picked out three main areas to focus on which we hope will really benefit everyone.

“When we decided to set these sessions up at the end of last year, little did we know the first topic, supporting students studying at home, would still be quite so relevant as we head into 2021.” Said Emma Durrant, International Marketing Manager, MyConcern.

Each session will be led by Safeguarding Trainer, Sarah Gensmantel. A former Head of Safeguarding and Boarding, Teacher and Mentor. Sarah has over 11 years’ experience of working with children in different environments having spent a lot of time in Africa. Sarah says;

“My passion has always been ensuring the safety of all children and young adults. I am a trained Youth Mental First Aider and also studying to be a counsellor in the hope to then train as a child psychologist. For me, it’s about developing resilience in children to help them cope with whatever life throws at them.” 

On the webinars, Sarah will also be joined by Nigel Lowson.

Nigel has a total of 36 years’ experience working in UK schools, he now teaches individuals and groups how to relax, to be more mindful, to meditate, to sleep better, and to seize the lessons offered by life, also an experienced Chief Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the health and wellness industry and an author of “How to achieve stress-free GCSE revision.”

The webinars are:
January 26th – Supporting students’ mental health when studying from home [12:30 GMT]

February 23rd – Anxiety, Depression and Self Harm – spotting the signs [12:30 GMT]

March 16th – The impact of adverse experiences during the pandemic and how we can support vulnerable groups [12:30 GMT]

To attend any (or all) of the webinars sign up at:  

Recordings of the sessions will be provided for those that sign up but can’t attend on the day. 

For more information contact:

Emma Durrant, International Marketing Manager