Training opportunities for primary schools

Primary school staff in Merseyside are invited to take part in ROAR training opportunities that will run from January to March 2020 in Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, St Helens and Knowsley.

Designed to enable primary school staff to support a whole-school approach to developing children’s mental health, the ROAR Response is an evidence-based mental health model that focuses on building resilience.

Funded by Merseyside’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), and facilitated by Merseyside Youth Association, staff will be taught how to identify the main signs and symptoms of a child experiencing mental distress, while knowing what can be done in school to support that child.

Speaking about the course, Damian Hart, principal development manager at Merseyside Youth Association said: “One in eight children and young people are affected by mental health problems, which include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder.

“Staff trained in the ROAR response will be able to identify the main signs and symptoms of a child experiencing mental distress and will understand things that they can do in school to support that child.”

On completion of the course, staff will also have access to a range of useful tools to monitor children’s mental health and offer self-care strategies.

Delegate places can be booked on the ROAR Response website: https://www.roarresponse.com/overview/book/

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