More than half of primary school teachers say they do not feel adequately trained in supporting pupils with mental health problems, research suggests. Just one in 10 “strongly agreed” with the statement that they felt they had the necessary training to feel confident about what action to take when a child was experiencing a mental health problem, compared with 54% who disagreed.
To support teachers and pupils The Capital Learning Schools cluster held a conference to help improve mental health support within Sefton schools.
National campaigner Natasha Devon and educational psychologist Simon Ward spoke at the event about the importance of good mental health, for pupils, staff and parents. 40 schools have signed up to progress the project with further training and joint learning to be implemented within schools.
The 30 Days of Sefton In Mind Campaign aims to encourage people to talk about how they feel and make use of the many activities in Sefton. #SeftonInMind