Schools, colleges & higher education

training courses

Universities

Student mental health has become a priority across the university sector with increased pressure on student support services and faculty to provide general pastoral and specialist care to students.

A number of high-profile student suicides in recent years have reinforced the need for mental health care at universities while increasing anxiety amongst staff. A 2018 Student Minds report revealed concerns amongst academic staff that they do not have the relevant knowledge, skills, or confidence to respond to the level of mental health need they encounter. Covid-19 has created new challenges for students and staff alike, with added stressors potentially increasing mental health and wellbeing needs for both groups. This will be addressed in all courses where relevant. At Maudsley Learning, we draw on the mental health expertise of the world-famous Maudsley Hospital and our diverse experience in clinical pedagogy to deliver award-winning education and training in mental health.

Schools

There are significant mental health challenges facing all our schools. There are also a number of national initiatives underway to address these. Maudsley Learning (part of a global centre of excellence for mental health research and training) are proud to focus on this important area. We can offer a range of initiatives and would be of significant interest to teachers in leadership roles, designated leads and many others who want to help create more mental health friendly schools.

Maudsley Learning can adapt existing courses or develop new courses to meet your needs. Our expertise covers all areas of mental health, including:

  • Mental health and mentoring for peer support
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (autism/ADHD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bipolar and psychosis
  • Substance misuse
  • And much more…

We can also provide:

  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA), consultation, and evaluation for your organisation.
  • Train the Trainer (TTT) programs for dissemination and sustainability of mental health teaching

Contact jose.mascarenhas@slam.nhs.uk for more information.

Schools, colleges & high education mental health courses