Building resilience and protective factors within children and staff teams – reflection at the heart of the process
How resilient are the pupils and staff at your school? Being able to adapt positively to life’s challenges is key to wellbeing and mental health. This is why building resilience across your entire school community is so important.
Nell Nicholson & Nimisha Deakin explore the importance of reflective processes for staff and pupils – in groups and individually. They also provide a potential framework and practical ideas about how to do this with limited time and resources.
3 takeaways from Nell & Nimisha’s training session
– Develop an Action Plan including audit of what you already do and further training as appropriate –
– Understand benefits of reflective approaches –
– Consider how these can be applied in different settings –
This session is for anyone interested in staff and pupil wellbeing and mentally healthy schools.
Nell & Nimisha received great feedback from SENDCOs who watched their LIVE broadcast
This session was originally presented live at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
“Great thank you! I want to get my staff watching Nell’s session straight away and others in following weeks.”
About the Creator
Nell Nicholson/Nimisha Deakin – Headteacher/Outreach Lead
Nell Nicholson has been a teacher since 1992 starting her career in the East End of London. She worked in inner city mainstream schools learning her craft and developing her interest and skills in how to reach and teach those who struggled to learn and thrive in the mainstream system. At the turn of the century she took up a headship in a Pupil Referral Unit supporting children with behavioural issues to get back to mainstream education. She is currently the headteacher of Gloucester House, the Tavistock Children’s Day Unit and Outreach Service. She has been in post since 2005 and has passion and commitment for education and mental health collaborations to support the development of children with complex and severe social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Nimisha is a CAMHS (Children Adolescent Mental Health Services) nurse working predominantly in schools across London, supporting children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. Nimisha’s expertise is working within complex multi-agency networks. Her work in Gloucester House Outreach Service involves supporting young people with complex needs and networks, so they can remain engaged in education.
Nimisha has over 25 years of experience working in mental health services. Having qualified as a mental health nurse in 2003, Nimisha has worked with children and families in a range of services, including inpatient, community, early intervention for children with first-onset psychosis, and school services. In 2005 Nimisha joined a pioneering service set up in London Borough of Hackney to deliver integrated mental health services in schools, later joining the national Targeted Mental Health in schools teams initiative.
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