Mental health affects our emotional and psycho-social well-being. It is all about how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we understand and manage our emotions, how we relate to others and how we respond to people and situations. Mental health is important at every stage of our life right from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood and old age.
During the course of life, many of us experience mental health problems which affect our feelings, thoughts and behaviours. We know various factors contribute to mental health issues. It is important to gain an understanding of mental health and emotional issues and learn ways to attain ultimate wellbeing.
- Gain awareness about mental health in the light of the pandemic.
- Overview of mental health and emotional wellbeing.
- Understanding the difference between Normality and Abnormality.
- Learning about the impacts of Micro and Macro factors on ultimate wellbeing.
- Exploring factors linking to the Biopsychosocial model.
- Knowing the essentials of Child Development – physical, cognitive, moral and social.
- Coping with stress and knowing about stressors in both adults and children.
- Ways to help children dealing with anxiety and uncertainty.
- Identify how absenteeism in schools potentially indicates underlying mental health issues.
- Recognise the impacts of bullying including cyber bullying on a child’s mind.
This programme is for teachers, carers or parents who are willing to gain an understanding of mental health issues concerning children and adolescents.