Biopsychosocial factors consider the elements of biological (i.e., genetics, biochemical etc.), psychological (i.e., feelings, behaviours, personality etc.) and social (i.e., family, society, culture, economic status, environment etc.) and the complex interactions between these elements that could result in various illnesses, mental health issues and psychological disorders. The effects of genetics, family pressures, societal stresses and psychological difficulties are evident on our mind, body and overall wellbeing. Hence, these factors influence our mental, physical and emotional states.
It is important to understand the impact of biopsychosocial factors on the child’s development and personality as it impacts the child’s mental health and emotional wellbeing during the course of their life. All these aspects of life may it be home or school environment, sibling or peer pressures, lack of communication with parents or teachers, absence of openness about underlying mental health issues or emotional problems etc. play a vital role in how we perceive the world, how we learn new skills, how we build a relationship with others, how we develop self-confidence, self-esteem, how we adapt to changes, how we gain positive emotional outlook and social skills in adulthood.
Therefore, it is essential to increase general awareness of common psychological disorders, its signs and symptoms and know how to identify them for early intervention.
- Understanding the contribution of Biopsychosocial factors in triggering psychological disorders and mental illness.
- Exploring how behaviours are linked with emotional disturbances.
- Gaining awareness about the signs and symptoms of Depression in children and adolescents.
- Learning about the features of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and youngsters.
- Knowing the difference between Academic Difficulty and Disability.
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and the trajectory of ADHD to ODD.
- Gaining an insight into the features of Conduct Disorder.
- Detect warning signals, potential dangers or risk factors to save lives and prevent any untoward incidents.
The programme is for teachers, carers or parents who are willing to increase general awareness of psychological disorders, its signs and symptoms for timely detection and early intervention.