Course Duration: 1h 30m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.
Anxiety and stress are very often linked. If addressed at an early stage, it can often reduce the impact in later years and lead to better outcomes in the future. All staff have a responsibility to look after the mental health and wellbeing of children and should have the necessary training to identify and respond to the warning signs of anxiety and stress.
Developed by Anna Bateman, mental health and wellbeing expert who works in an advisory role for the DfE, this essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills to identify, respond to and develop preventative strategies around anxiety and stress to support children and young people.
Please note: The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in line with the following policies
- Keeping children safe in education
- Recognising the difference between anxiety and stress and the harmful impact they can have on the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
- Identifying the potential signs and physical symptoms of anxiety and stress in children and young people of different age groups.
- Understanding a range of preventative strategies used to reduce anxiety and stress in children and young people, as well as acknowledging the ways they can be supported.
- Appreciating the difference between general anxiety and test anxiety, as well as knowing how to reduce exam stress in children and young people.
- Recognising the range of external resources and support that can be accessed in order to help and support children and young people dealing with anxiety and stress.