Mental Health Training for School Teachers and Staff. 

Two Roads Charity delivers award winning mental health training for Schools across the UK. 
Schools we have worked with include St. Ursla’s, Greenwich; Archbishop Blanch, Liverpool; Notre Dame, Liverpool; St. Paul’s, Abbey Wood; Ashfield Boys, Belfast; Ashfield Girls, Belfast; St. Catherine’s, Bexley Heath; St. Edward’s, Liverpool; Foyle College, Derry/Londonderry; Rathfrailand High, Rathfrailand; and Royal School, Dungannon.  

Evening Programmes for Parents 

We deliver mental health training for parents in the evenings from 7 pm to 8.30 pm using zoom – so they can attend the training from anywhere they can access the internet. 
The first programme is Suicide Prevention Skills for Parents – the programme will look at why people become at risk of suicide and the steps we can take to reduce that risk. 
The second programme is Emotional Resilience Skills for Parents – emotional resilience is a major defence against depression and other common mental health issues. The good news is we can learn to become more resilient and we can also take steps to have a positive impact on our family’s resilience. 

Inset Day and Twilight Training for Staff 

We deliver half day training programmes for staff Inset Days – Emotional Resilience or Suicide Prevention. 
We can deliver shorter versions of the same programmes for staff after pupils have left school. 
“Look Listen Link is a simple, clear message to use when helping someone. Excellent course.” 
Teacher, St. Paul’s Abbeywood 
"Excellent course and speaker, informative and interesting. Catered to all learning styles. Thank you." 
Teacher, Notre Dame Liverpool 
"It was all fabulous. Really informative, good mix of group work and challenging of thinking. Slides were excellent and engaging. Trainer was excellent. Really engaging and is clearly well informed." 
Teacher, Belfast 

Staff Train the Trainer Projects 

We can train your staff to deliver our Emotional Resilience Skills Programme to your pupils. More than one school can join together to share costs. We deliver our training using zoom which allows us to be extremely flexible; meaning we can minimise disruption to your timetables and the associated costs. 

Pupils - Peer Education Projects 

We can train senior pupils in your school to deliver our Emotional Resilience Skills Programme to other pupils. Peer education projects can be more impactful than other forms of training – and can deliver benefits to the Peer Educators, Peer Learners, and the School. 

Emotional Resilience Skills Programme 

Our Emotional Resilience Skills Programme lasts for three hours and has an overall objective of building emotional resilience in participants, as a defence against common mental health issues including clinical depression. The training programme is structured as follows: 
Section 1: 
Emotional resilience as a defence against depression 
Increased understanding of what emotional resilience is, and how it reduces the risk of developing common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. 
Development of emotional resilience and how we learn to be either high resilient or low resilient. 
Protective factors that build our resilience and protect our mental health. 
Risk factors that damage our resilience and put our mental health at risk. 
Clinical Depression. 
How people respond to negative events in their life. 
Section 2: 
Pessimism and its direct link to depression 
The three elements of Depression and their link to clinical depression: 
Reducing the impact of pessimistic thoughts. 
Section 3: 
Life skills of resilient people 
Active listening. 
Developing a strategy to improve your mental health. 
Managing your emotions. 
Building personal social capital. 
Accessing help. 

Suicide Prevention Skills 

Our Suicide Prevention Programme lasts for three hours and has the overall objective of developing basic suicide prevention skills in participants. The training programme is structured as follows: 
Section 1: 
Myths and Facts around Suicide 
Exercise covering many of the most common myths around suicide. 
Section 2: 
Emotional Resilience and Depression 
What is resilience, and why it is so important. 
Protective and risk factors. 
Clinical depression. 
Recovery from depression – what works? 
Section 3: 
Depression and Suicide Risk 
What is suicide? 
Why would someone consider suicide? 
How we can reduce suicide risk – World Health Organisation. 
Can we save someone? 
Why might someone not ask for help? 
Why might someone not try to help? 
Section 4: 
Safely helping someone – using the Look Listen Link model 
Look Listen Link Model 
Look for the signs – IS PATH WARM FOR 
Listen and Ask – Active listening model. 
Link to the help that is available- Crisis, Serious Concern or Needs Help 
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