A sustainable, evidence based mental health education programme developed through collaboration between specialist teachers, psychologists and counsellors.
What is Mind Mechanics?
- A Mental Health Teaching Framework
- Assessment Tools and Lesson Plans
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops for Pupils
- Training for Staff
The workshops are designed to facilitate better understanding and self-regulation of emotions to reduce mental health problems and teach strategies to better manage or protect against existing poor mental health.
Consisting of six high impact, one to two hour workshops, the programme is designed to be delivered to a group of children aged 7-18.
The first set of workshops is delivered to a group of pupils by an expert mental health practitioner.
Up to two members of the school’s staff, teachers or teaching assistants are invited to train to deliver the workshops by shadowing the practitioner using the provided assessment tools and lesson plans. Mind Mechanics training equates to 12 CPD points.
At the end of the series of workshops, once the post intervention assessments have been scored, the trained members of staff are ready to deliver to new cohorts of pupils.
Thus leading to a very sustainable intervention which offers excellent value for money.
Is Mind Mechanics for your school?
The programme can be adapted as a universal teaching resource for all pupils or as a targeted resource for those children identified as being vulnerable or with a diagnosed mental health condition.
We know that schools want to cover these issues and recognise the imperative to do so, but without a framework teachers may find it daunting. Mind Mechanics is the solution.
12 hours workshop delivery from a mental health expert
12 hours training through shadowing for 1-2 members of staff
Social emotional and mental health assessment tools
12 hours lesson plans
Mind Mechanics Handbook
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What pupils and staff say
The pupils and teachers from Fallibroome Academy discuss what impact Mind Mechanics has had for the children’s wellbeing and how participation has improved engagement and attainment.