Educational Psychologists contribute significantly to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Glasgow Psychological Service has been working with partners in NHS GGC Health Improvement and Third Sector organisations to develop a range of resources and guidance for schools and early learning centres. These resources can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant link.
In the link to teacher resources, there are a number of ideas which will enable staff to look at further information / training available in relation to mental health. This is aimed at all establishment staff.
In September 2019 training was rolled out to all establishments across the city on writing a Mental Health Policy for your establishment. Some schools had already undertaken this activity, whilst this was new to others. This document is a suggested draft format which can be used / edited / added to as required.
The following document includes services / resources / ideas that will help support mental health in your schools.
What’s the Harm is training provided by Educational Psychologists to schools and outside agencies in collaboration with Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership. Please find the leaflet from What’s the Harm as well as a leaflet for parent/school staff supporting need during COVID19.
In conjunction with colleagues from NHS and 3rd sector organisations GPS run Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. This is a 2 day course to support staff understanding and intervention when supporting someone at risk of suicide. Ask your local EP for dates / updates on this.