WA 29th November 2013

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(UWA Club) I/we would like to register for "Class on fire –  Good teachers manage stress, great teachers flourish" Friday 29th November 2013 ($165.00 Ex Gst).

 

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Setting Goals For Mental Health"

Teaching Well": " improving staff wellbeing and professional satisfaction”.

Our seminars are presented as either open seminars or as in-house events in schools and colleges across Australia. 

Please contact us by phone on (0)8 9388 8843, fax 08 9388 8848 or on enquiries@wisesolutions.com.au  for more information on inhouse seminars.

This one day seminar, designed for all teaching staff, aims to increase school awareness and understanding of mental health and to improve wellbeing and resiliency within the classroom. Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of mental health issues in schools.  Particular attention will be paid to depression, anxiety, bullying and prosocial behaviour.

 

Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of mental health issues in schools.  Particular attention will be paid to depression and anxiety, bullying and aggression and prosocial behaviour. Information will be discussed with reference to theories of goal setting and goal achievement.

 

Teachers are increasingly aware of the prevalence of behavioural and emotional problems in the classroom.  Increasing awareness has resulted in an increasing need to recognise mental health problems in children and to understand the best possible courses of action to follow without taking on inappropriate or excessive responsibility.

 

Teachers find classroom disruption stressful and difficult to manage. Although they certainly do not want to become health care providers, with increased knowledge and awareness, teachers can benefit from an increased understanding of childhood vulnerability and psychological difficulties.  Increased understanding and awareness leads to improved classroom harmony and better educational outcomes

Overview

Setting Goals for Mental Health, presented by Dr Helen Street, focuses on three specific goals for education professionals:

1.  Understanding the problem (depression, anxiety, bullying)

2.  Recognising vulnerability (identifying students of clinical concern)

3. Working towards classroom harmony (on the right PAGE)

    1. Positive thinking(individual wellbeing)
    2. Assertive communication (class cohesion)
    3. Goal directed learning (task motivation)
    4. Effective leadership (self-care)

These three goals are addressed in four separate sessions, each of which examines important aspects of mental health.

 

Session One focuses on UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH. Dr Street presents an overview of modern understandings of mental health, introduces key signs and symptoms indicating mental health problems in the classroom and outlines strategies for working towards improved classroom harmony.

Session Two focuses on DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.  This session provides understanding of both depression and anxiety and information to allow for better identification of vulnerability within the classroom.  The power of language is explored in line with strategies to increase positive thinking and improve individual wellbeing.

Session Three explores bullying within the classroom with particular emphasis on identifying VICTIMS OF BULLYING AND AGGRESSION.  A whole-class approach is taken with a focus on the importance and development of assertive communication.

Session Four discusses positive social behaviour and the need to remain solution focused when IMPROVING CLASSROOM HARMONY.  Emphasis is placed on the importance of motivated learning.  Effective goal setting strategies are discussed as a means of reducing procrastination.  Finally the importance of effective leadership is discussed with reference to relieving staff stress and improving wellbeing.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

This seminar aims to provide principals and teachers with: 

  1. An increased awareness of mental health issues in schools
  2. Increased ability to understand mental health within the classroom
  3. Ability to describe the symptoms of common mental health problems occurring in young people, namely depression, anxiety, victimization as a result of bullying and aggression.
  4. An increased awareness of factors that contribute to prosocial behaviour within the classroom
  5. An improved ability to identify vulnerable children in need of immediate psychological attention
  6. An increased ability to promote a nurturing and harmonious classroom environment.

 

Work related stress is increasingly cited as the number one reason for job dissatisfaction among Australian teachers. This one day seminar focusing on reducing stress and improving wellbeing has been designed specifically with principals and teachers in mind.

Participants will be given the opportunity to better understand and nurture their own mental health and wellbeing.  Information and strategies will be examined to decrease ongoing work stress and anxiety, improve goal planning and pursuit and to promote personal health and professional satisfaction.

  

Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of mental health issues particularly pertinent to teachers.  Particular attention will be paid to work stress and “hurry sickness”, effective goal planning, improving wellbeing and dealing with anxiety. Structured sessions will provide participants with the opportunity to develop strategies for managing and nurturing their own wellbeing and professional satisfaction. No previous psychological knowledge is required.

 

Overview

The day will be divided into three key sessions:

A.LESS STRESS – Understanding and managing work related stress and associated behaviours.  This first session will explore work related difficulties impacting on staff health and wellbeing. In addition to becoming more aware of their own stress and related difficulties, participants will be taught a number of different strategies to reduce stress, unhealthy “hurry sickness” and related stress induced signs and symptoms. 

B.CALM AND CONFIDENT – Understanding and reducing work related anxiety; increasing work centered wellbeing and confidence. Arguably the most prevalent problem among teachers is that of anxiety related to work performance and social interactions.  This second session will not only increase understanding of the causes of anxiety among teachers, it will focus on reducing and preventing anxiety in all areas of their professional life.

C.PERSONAL BEST – Understanding and improving methods of personal and professional goal setting and pursuit.  The final session of the day highlights the importance of effective goal setting and goal pursuit in ensuring both professional success and personal wellbeing.  Theories of goal setting are explored as a means of improving time management and productivity and also in terms of nurturing positive mental health and professional satisfaction at work.

 

Principals are increasingly aware of the need to address staff wellbeing when considering the overall emotional and academic success of their schools.  With increasing demands in and out of the classroom, coupled with increasing job complexity, many teachers experience ongoing stress and anxiety in their working environment. 

This not only results in personal and professional dissatisfaction, it leads to teachers who are unhappy with their career choice and less effective as the professional educators they have trained to be.

Expected outcomes for the day 

  1. An increased awareness of mental health issues facing teaching staff in Australian schools
  2. An increased ability to understand factors contributing to staff stress, anxiety and work dissatisfaction.
  3. An ability to describe the symptoms of stress, anxiety and related behavioural and emotional problems impacting on staff wellbeing in schools.
  4. An increased understanding and awareness of strategies that contribute to the successful  management of stress and anxiety within the working environment
  5. An increased ability to implement strategies that decrease and prevent stress and anxiety
  6. An increased ability to implement strategies that lead to increased wellbeing and professional satisfaction

“Teaching Well” can be held at your school or you may prefer to attend a open seminar.  Please send us an email to find out about a forthcoming open seminar near you.

 

 

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