Supporting Anxiety and Trauma

In this episode our guest is Lorraine Petersen OBE, who has over 25 years experience as a teacher, and headteacher. She was previously the CEO of the National Association of Special Needs -NASEN. Lorraine received her OBE for her services to education. Lorraine talks about supporting Anxiety and Trauma.

There are a growing number of children and young people who are exhibiting signs of anxiety from a very young age. For some children this may have resulted from traumatic episodes that they have experienced in their lives.

One in eight (12.8%) children and young people aged between five and 19 has a diagnosable mental health condition. The prevalence of 5-15 year olds experiencing emotional disorders (including anxiety and depression) has increased by 48% – from 3.9% in 2004 to 5.8% in 2017 – Young Minds

Every classroom will have pupils with a range of anxiety from mild to severe. Currently half of all children in care meet the criteria for a possible mental health disorder, compared to one in eight children outside the care system.

Be the first to hear when new podcasts go live!

The SENDcast is powered by B Squared

We have been involved with Special Educational Needs for over 25 years, helping show the small steps of progress pupils with SEND make. B Squared has worked with thousands of schools, we understand the challenges professionals working in SEND face. We wanted a way to support these hardworking professionals – which is why we launched The SENDcast! Click the button below to find out more about how B Squared can help improve assessment for pupils with SEND in your school.

SENDcast sessions logo

Introducing SENDcast Sessions

SENDcast Sessions are a new way for schools to access high quality CPD from SEND experts brought to you by the SENDcast. It’s the same great guests featured on our weekly podcast, delivering focused 1-hour online training sessions on a wide range of SEND topics.

SENDcast Sessions provide schools with in depth content that can be accessed forever. Build a library of online CPD that your school can continue to use in the future – choose from over 100 training sessions!

Visit the online shop

Leave a Reply

Podcast Feedback

Powered by
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop