About the programme
The course responds to the top five CPD priorities identified by primary schools across Liverpool; Emotional difficulties, Behavioral difficulties, Parental mental distress, Anxiety and Neurodevelopmental conditions. Staff will be trained to use the ROAR response model as shown below:
Commitments and expectations
As the designated member of staff receiving this training you will be
Equipped to respond to specific mental health needs within your school.
Given resources to deliver a 2 hour CPD session within your school setting to give the whole school staff a general understanding of child mental health and introduce them to the ROAR model.
Provided with lesson plans (KS1 and one for KS2) to build awareness around mental health and resilience that can be delivered to each class by member of staff.
Given resources to deliver a children's mental health awareness session for parents within your school setting.
How will the programme work?
The course has been developed around the needs of schools as identifies in a citywide review of whole school approaches to mental health published in March 2017. The course will cover the following:
- Introduction to children’s mental health and the ROAR response.
- ROAR response to Anxiety in children.
- ROAR response to Emotional Difficulties in children.
- ROAR response to Behaviour as Communication in children.
- ROAR response to Parental Mental Distress.
- How to implement ROAR in your school.
1 in 10 children in the UK have a diagnosed mental health illness, with many more struggling with un-diagnosed issues.
Book onto the ROAR training.
Courses for teachers will take place at Merseyside Youth Association in Liverpool.