Mental Health Champions - Class Teacher programme

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Event Outline

Led by Place2Be, the ‘Mental Health Champions – Class Teacher programme’ is designed for teaching staff who have an interest in developing their knowledge around children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing and how to work with this in the classroom.

By the end of the programme participants will:

  • be confident in addressing mental health in the classroom
  • have an understanding of attachment and recent developments in neuroscience
  • feel more confident building resilience in children – with skills in solution focused and cognitive behavioural techniques
  • be more self-aware and understanding of how to look after their own mental well-being

The programme consists of four three-hour workshops supported by Place2Think group consultation sessions. The workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday 25 October
  • Friday 22 November
  • Friday 13 December
  • Thursday 13 February

The programme emphasises engagement and interaction between participants, often including role plays and other small group work. As a result the number of places available on the course is limited to 18 attendees.

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Place2Be is a children's mental health charity providing universal and targeted school-based mental health support to over 280 schools throughout Britain. Place2Be has had a presence in Scotland for the last 15 years and is currently working in schools across Glasgow, Edinburgh, North Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire reaching a population of over 13,000 children and young people. Our in-depth training programmes improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff and includes our SCEL Endorsed Mental Health Champions training.


The programme consists of four workshops supported by Place2Think group consultation sessions. Each Place2Think session will allow participants the chance to review the behaviour of individual children and young people they work with and provide practical strategies for dealing with challenging or concerning behaviour.

The workshops will start at 09:00 and finish at 14:45.

Workshop 1 – Friday 25 October

Introduction to the Mental Health Champions programme

Introduction to mental health and listening skills

Workshop 2 – Friday 22 November

An introduction to attachment theory and Neuroscience

  • Attachment Theory
  • Neuroscience
  • Adverse Childhood Experience
  • Risk and Resilience

Workshop 3 – Friday 13 December

Cognitive behavioural and solution focussed techniques

Strategies for providing emotional support for children and young people

Workshop 4 – Thursday 13 February

Supporting the whole school community

Emotional well-being for the whole school community, parents and School Staff


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The Dundee ‘Mental Health Champions – Class Teacher programme’ will be hosted at the following venues across Dundee…

Workshop 1, Friday 25 October – Eastern Primary School, Digital Suite – Centenary Wing, Camperdown Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3AE

Workshop 2, Friday 22 November – St Johns High School, Harefield Rd, Dundee, DD3 6EY

Workshop 3, Friday 13 December – St Johns High School, Harefield Rd, Dundee, DD3 6EY

Workshop 4, Thursday 13 February – Dundee House, Dundee City Council, 50 N Lindsay St, Dundee, DD1 1QE