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When: 29 June 2017

Location: Birmingham

Recent interventions and campaigns involving people like Prince Harry, Rio Ferdinand, Stephen Fry, Ruby Wax and JK Rowling have given the issue of mental health welcome attention. Barely a week goes by without a report commenting on increased levels of student anxiety, depression and challenging behaviour and anecdotally, tutors, teachers and other educators report increases in mental health challenges, particularly anxiety.

Similarly, tutors, managers and other educators have their own resilience, ability to adapt and cope, fears, anxiety and other issues tested on a daily basis. The ups and downs, highs and lows of life and the associated emotional responses are normal and it’s okay to sometimes feel scared, angry, anxious, upset or depressed but when such emotions take hold, become habituated and are maintained over prolonged periods of time, they influence one’s ability to lead a ‘healthy’ and happy life and are certainly not conducive to learning.

This workshop will focus on practical strategies to build confidence, self-belief, resilience and hope in students. It is also envisaged that delegates will learn useful tips to support their own resilience and mental health.

This event is designed to support those working directly with students and those with responsibility to ensuring students well-being including:

  • Personal Tutors
  • Teachers and Assessors
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • Progress Coaches
  • Learning Mentors
  • Tutorial Managers
  • Student Services Managers

This session will look closely at anger, depression and anxiety and will include:

  • Understanding and defining anger, depression and anxiety
  • Recognising signs, symptoms and behaviours typically associated with each
  • Strategies to support students with anger, depression and anxiety
  • Boundaries, disclosure and realistic expectations of what we can do to help
  • Websites, organisations and resources to support students and support teachers and other helpers

Delegates will come away with a well presented and easy to navigate information pack, bulging with ideas and practical strategies that can be implemented with minimal or no preparation. Included will be an extensive guide to further support, reading, videos and other resources.

How To Book

To book a place please go to the Event Booking Form on Eventbrite

FETN Members £95           Non-members £120

Special Offer: We are also providing a second event with a special discount when booking both events together FETN Members £160       Non-members £195

The second event ‘Effective and Engaging Group Tutorials and 1:1 Reviews’ will be at the same venue on 30th June. For further details of this event please follow this link

If you would like to get in touch with us please email info@fetn.org.uk or call us on 07800 585595

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