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Mental Health In Education

Porto, Portugal

5 days

Erasmus+ KA1

400€

Course Summary

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community”. Mental health is more than the absence of mental disorders; it is an integral part of a person’s overall health and well-being.

Mental health is about our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health is important throughout all our lives. Individuals and communities can support those in need by understanding mental health, recognizing the factors that influence it, and being aware of common mental disorders.

We can contribute to a healthier, more resilient society by promoting mental health through education. Mental health plays a crucial role in the overall development of students and in their success at school. Besides places of learning, schools are also environments where children and adolescents develop social skills, self-esteem, and resilience. As mental health awareness grows, it is essential that educational institutions prioritize mental wellbeing alongside academic achievement.

“Mental Health and Schools” is designed to provide educators, administrators and school staff with the knowledge and tools necessary to create a supportive and inclusive environment for mental health and well-being in educational settings.
By the end of the course, participants will have a deeper understanding of the importance of mental health in education and will be equipped with practical tools and strategies to support the mental well-being of their students. Together, we can plan a school environment where every student can thrive both academically and emotionally.
We look forward to embarking on this journey with you and making a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of students in our schools.

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Pricing

Costs can be supported with a Key Action grant under the Erasmus+ Program. Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs. 

Course fee: 400 euros per participant (5-day course).

What is Included?

  • Daily assistance and suggestions (accommodation, restaurants, sightseeing, hospitals…) – we also have a section on our website dedicated to Discovering Porto, Lisbon and Madeira (eating, sleeping, sightseeing suggestions) that we always recommend our participants to check out.
  • If you’re interested in our Social Program Pack 🏛, you can also purchase it for a fee. Kindly let us know and we will provide you with all the details, included activities and pricing!

Course Goals

Learning outcomes:

  • Improve understanding of mental health. To provide an understanding of mental health concepts, common mental health disorders and the impact of mental health on students’ academic and social development.
  • Recognizing early warning signs. To equip school staff with the skills to recognize early warning signs of mental health problems and to understand the factors that contribute to mental health problems.
  • Implement effective strategies. Implement evidence-based strategies and interventions to support students’ mental health. This includes creating a positive school climate, integrating mental health education into the curriculum, and promoting resilience and coping skills.
  • Working with stakeholders. Promoting collaboration between educators, parents, mental health professionals and the wider community to create a holistic approach to mental health support.
  • Develop school policies. Helping to develop and implement school policies that promote mental health and ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all students.
  • Facilitate experience and cultural exchanges between European participants and teaching personnel, which results in a fruitful international experience.
  • Enhance communicative competencies in English and social skills.
  • Promote intercultural awareness.
  • Identify and share good practices that can be implemented at a local level.

Daily Program

Creating a Supportive School Environment

  • Understanding Mental Health and Well-being
     Knowing how to develop and maintain good mental health.
     Reducing stigma (negative attitudes and beliefs) about mental distress and mental illness.

Creating a Supportive School Environment

  • Recognizing and Responding to Mental Health Issues
  • Being aware of common mental health disorders and how they can be treated.
  • Knowing how to get help for mental health concerns.

Mental Health Education and Curriculum Integration

  • Promote Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Learning: self-management; responsible decision-making; relationship skills; social awareness; self-awareness.

Mental Health Education and Curriculum Integration

  • Provide Psychosocial Skills and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Training.
  • Engaging Families and Communities: mental health and wellbeing resources for pupils, parents, staff, and teachers
  • Developing and Implementing Mental Health Policies: resources for planning and implementing a whole school or college approach
  • Course roundup & review
  • Learning outcomes’ validation
  • Certification Ceremony

Note

The daily schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.
Classes are scheduled for either the morning or afternoon, based on the provider's preference.
If there's a particular topic you wish to cover, please mention it no later than 1 month in advance.

  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, secondary schools and higher education. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Certification
    Participants who attend at least 80% of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English
    Equipment required: Laptop
  • 2-Weeks Course
    Pair a confirmed date of this course with another confirmed course to effortlessly design a 2-week training (and enjoy a discount)! Contact us for more information.
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