We provide live (in-person or online) multi-media presentations tailored appropriately for either… students, teachers, other pastoral staff, or parents/carers. They normally last for 45 minutes followed by a question/answer session, but timing can be adjusted to suit.
They are presented live by accredited Family Mental Wealth team members, and feature video contributions from Dr Joshua Harwood, Dr Elizabeth McNaught, and Dr Faith Orchard.
N.B. These multi-media presentations will be tailored specifically to the needs of the attendees, using language and style that is appropriate for them.
We provide two different presentations:
- FROM RISK TO RESILIENCE: KEY SKILLS FOR BUILDING MENTALLY HEALTHY LIVES
(For students Year 9 upwards, teachers, other pastoral staff, and parents/carers.)
Set in the context of real-life inspirational stories of recovery from mental ill-health, we explore how we might build mentally healthy lives, through reducing the impact of risk factors that might otherwise lead to anxiety, depression or eating disorders. We explore how we might develop protective factors that will reduce the impact of three of the most common risk factors for mental ill-health:
- Body Dissatisfaction. A psychological state characterised by the negative subjective evaluation of one’s own body (e.g. size, shape, muscularity) with a strong motivation to fit a perceived ideal.
- Negative Emotionality. A personality trait characterised by a tendency to interpret experiences in a way that produces negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety, fear and anger.
- Perfectionism. A personality trait characterised by setting oneself unrealistically high standards, and engaging in harsh, negative, self-evaluation with a strong motivation to avoid failure.
- THROUGH RECOVERY TO RESILIENCE: KEY SKILLS FOR SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY
(For students in Years 12/13, teachers, other pastoral staff, and parents/carers.)
Set in the context of real-life inspirational stories of recovery from mental ill-health, we explore how we might help a person who is experiencing mental ill-health, to support their recovery journey as they rebuild a mentally healthy life. Based upon the ‘New Maudsley Method for Skills-based Caring’ (an evidence-based approach, developed at King’s College and the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) we explore three key skills:
- ‘Be curious not furious’. This key skill enables us to facilitate positive conversations in which the person we are supporting can tell their story, express their experience, and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and mental health.
- ‘Be the anchor not the captain’. This key skill enables us to support the person positively, even when they are very resistant to change, or indeed in denial about their mental ill-health.
- ‘Be a believer and a cheerleader’. This key skill enables us to develop the self-efficacy of the person we are supporting, by building their confidence in their ability to overcome obstacles on their journey towards a mentally healthy life.
‘A positive and hopeful message, that provides students and parents with useful
and practical strategies for building improved mental well-being.’
Mr Robert Smith, Assistant Head Pastoral, Portsmouth High School (GDST).
‘The presentation was packed full of important and detailed information but in a way that made it very accessible. This information was further illustrated by powerful personal stories. Both staff and pupils found the presentation genuinely inspirational and educative. I recommend them highly.’
Lisa Greatwood, Head of PSHE, Rugby School.
‘They give clear, simple guidance to enable parents and teachers to listen and advise with confidence. I recommend them highly.’
Brenda McDonald, Director of Sixth Form, Kingston Grammar School.
Costs (excl VAT*)
- Online presentations: £350
- In-person presentations: £950 plus travel
* If the event is part of the school’s curriculum then no VAT is payable, if it is not part of the school’s curriculum then VAT will be added.
To enquire about availability and to book
Please email us at Contact@FamilyMentalWealth.com