The government has reported on the growing need for specialist training for teaching staff and school workers.
"The government says one in four people has a mental disorder at some point in their life, with an annual cost of £105bn.
Figures show young people are affected disproportionately with over half of mental health problems starting by the age of 14 and 75% by 18.- BBC News
The prime minister said mental health had been "dangerously disregarded" as secondary to physical health and changing that would go "right to the heart of our humanity"."
Here at Heads & Hearts we have recognised the need for training in these areas to be available to work groups as a whole, whether in schools and colleges, GP practices, social work teams, youth workers, amongst the judiciary or indeed any other profession interfacing with children and young people on a regular basis.
We believe that it is far more useful and cost-effective for organisations to buy in training to their staff groups, training which will come to them and be geared up to the specific needs of their population.We have, therefore, devised a training programme which can flexibly cover any or all of the topics named in our areas of interest, either as a short (90 minute) lecture, a half-day or a whole day basis and which will come to you (reducing travel time and costs) and at a time to suit your staff group – including weekends.
Self-harm: assessment and management
Understanding and managing ASD
Understanding and managing ADHD in the classroom
Attachment in the Classroom
Working with adopted children