Managing school based anxiety and emotionally based school avoidance
There has been a massive increase in mental illness in the school population, much of which relates to increased levels of anxiety post-covid.
Sarah-Jane Critchley identifies who the most vulnerable pupils are, what things make children anxious in school, and how you can recognise and reduce them to a manageable level (where possible) – so pupils don’t end up being too anxious to attend.
This training session will help you to recognise anxiety in school and implement strategies to improve pupils’ wellbeing.
This session was originally presented under our previous brand Training for Education
Key takeaways from Sarah-Jane’s training
– Recognise how anxiety presents in school-age children –
– Understand which small changes to your practice can make a big difference –
– Know what drives emotionally based school avoidance –
– Plan supportive ways to work with families –
– Know easily implementable strategies to improve wellbeing and reduce anxiety –
This session is aimed at SENCOs, Class Teachers, Mental Health Leads and Teaching Assistantsbuy now
Sarah-Jane had great feedback from educators who watched this session
“I loved it! Excellent training session. So many ideas to try with a student we are working with. Thank you.”
Ethel Johnston, SEN Classroom Assistant – Irvinestown Primary School
About the Creator
Sarah-Jane Critchley / Founder, Different Joy Partnership
Sarah-Jane Critchley is Founder of the Different Joy Partnership focused on helping autistic people, their families, friends and supporters live happier lives of their own choosing. She is also the internationally recognised author of ‘A Different Joy: The Parents’ Guide to Living Better with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and More…’ and a contributor to two titles on autism and girls, as well as an international keynote speaker.
For over 10 years, Sarah-Jane managed the Autism Education Trust, working to improve educational provision for young people with autism. She identifies as autistic and is the proud mother of two young adults (a late-diagnosed girl and boy), has been married to her husband for nearly 30 years and shares her home with 2 Aspie cats. Find out more about Sarah-Jane Critchley.
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