Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools
This course looks at the impact that mental health difficulties can have on student outcomes and shows how to create mentally healthy schools where students can thrive.
What does this course cover?
- Explore the concepts wellbeing and mental health, the main influences on these and the impact of mental health difficulties on student outcomes
- Learn about the main types of mental health disorder and their incidence; and the relationship between mental health and disability
- Learn how and when to use wellbeing surveys and questionnaires in schools; and how to evaluate the results of these
- Understand the main elements of a supportive school ethos, including staff wellbeing
- Explore various approaches to engendering wellbeing and mental health in schools – from whole-of-school approaches to more specific techniques. And, learn when and where to find support.
Who is this course for?
We’ve designed this course for education professionals working in schools and specialist settings including teachers, school leaders, primary and secondary wellbeing officers and teams, and allied health officers. Where this course is especially beneficial for those working with students between 4 and 18 years of age, educators working in pre-schools and kindergartens will also get a lot out of it.
How is this course delivered?
The course is delivered online. Participants are also required to attend three 75-minute face-to-face sessions in person or virtually, usually conducted after school. Participants will be tutored by a teacher and a psychologist.
How long does it take to complete the course?
It typically takes about 20 hours to complete the online component of this course. Participants are expected to complete the course in their own time over 10 weeks.
How much does it cost?
This course has been heavily subsidised as part of our ongoing commitment to building capability in schools. There is a $33 (incl. GST) course registration fee for all participants for each face-to-face session. Whole schools registering to do the course will be charged a one-day CRT rate.