Emotional Wellbeing Resources for Post Primary School Teachers
MindOut is a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Programme for Senior Cycle students, which aims to enable students to achieve positive outcomes in school, work and in life more generally. The programme was revised in 2017 using up to date evidence and research along with feedback from teachers and students. MindOut is suitable for Transition Year or 5th year pupils and is designed to be implemented within a single 35-40 minute class period over 12 weeks, using interactive learning methods.
Training dates for 21/22 will follow shortly
Wellbeing Toolkits from the Department of Education
The Toolkits comprise of a combination of NEPS-developed materials and information collated from other acknowledged sources that promote natural resilience for all and recovery for those with additional educational needs.
They include information on psychological theories and models to guide the interaction with children and young people. The Toolkit also references additional resources which will support this work.
Department of Education Guidelines
This circular states that ‘The qualified classroom teacher is the best placed professional to work sensitively and consistently with students and she/he can have a powerful impact on influencing students’ attitudes, values, and behaviour in all aspects of wellbeing education.’ - www.education.ie
Suicide Prevention Training
The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention works with the HSE Regional Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention to provide training in ASSIT and SafeTalk for teachers
Campaigns that promote mental health
HSE Mind Monsters is a mental health campaign for young people that focuses on relationships, body image, screen time, exams, stress and sleep
HSE Little Things is a mental health campaign that focuses on little things we can do to protect our mental health and support the people we care about. Posters are available for Staff Rooms
Referral pathways for Mental Health Services
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) has set out a standard procedure for how children and young people are referred to CAMHS. For more information visit here.