Teenagers and children’s mental health is a ‘worsening crisis’ as the number of children needing specialised help for their mental health disorders is increasing, however there is not enough teachers that have mental health training.
Currently, 1 in 5 people require professional help due to a mental health condition with depression, ADHD, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder being the most common among students…
Why? There is a lack of funding for mental health projects across schools in the UK. Tied into this is the lack of local services/knowing where to look for professionals and the lack of professionals with the relevant qualifications and experience.
All of these challenges make it hard for schools to support young people and give them the necessary help that they need. It’s vital that help is given at this early stage as these years are crucial in shaping and developing them into adults, defining who they will be and what role they will play in society.
50% of mental health issues are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24; it is clear that teachers can have a huge impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children in terms of identifying those at risk and how to deal with situations. This will enable teachers and school support staff to be more systematic, hopefully enabling them to prevent the worst case scenario.
At The AIM Group we understand the need for mental health training, which is why we work with trusted training providers across the country to provide fully funded Level 2 Courses for staff.
This course is designed to give an outline of the different mental health problems that young people and children face, and also offers ways to provide support for them. Topics include depression, cyberbullying, anxiety as well as many others – this course is vital for anyone with concerns about a young person or child who they care for.
Mental health is one of the most important challenges that we as a society face today.
This course helps to develop your understanding of the different mental health conditions from the different triggers and signs, to how mental health can affect an individual’s ability to function and how you can support an individual with their illness.
There are other factors that can affect a child’s development and learning such as autism, learning difficulties and learning disabilities – It is important to understand these as these individuals can also be at risk of developing mental health concerns.
The AIM Group and our training providers strive to equip schools in the UK with the expert knowledge so they can quickly recognise a student in need and take immediate, effective action.