Emotional Wellbeing Resources for Post Primary School Teachers

MindOut

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.

Wellbeing Toolkits from the Department of Education

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.