Mindfulness – supporting mental health and wellbeing in challenging times
Course Provider: Citywide Alliance Schools Training
Date: 19th and 26th March 2021 from 09.30 - 12.30
Location: Microsoft Teams
Cost: £150.00 (10% early bird discount available)

Level: Headteacher, Inclusion Managers (Including SENCos), Learning Mentors, Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Phase: EYFS, Primary

Specialism: Mindfulness

Booking deadline: 14 days prior to the course date

This course is run over two separate half-day sessions and will be led by Gina Mitchell, Teaching and Mindfulness Practitioner. The sessions will take place on Friday 19 March and Friday 26 March from 09.30 to 12.30.

We are yet to see the full impact of Coronavirus on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children. However, studies and direct experience tell us that it has been significantly harmful. We need strategies to support all children in schools.

Mindfulness has incredible potential. It is not a quick fix, but its efficacy is proven. Children can learn how to handle strong emotions, relax, communicate well and concentrate – skills crucial for life and for the classroom. When taught well, mindfulness practices are simple tools that can be used by everyone, every day.

This two half-day session course – combined with an inter-sessional task – will explore mindfulness techniques, games and practices in an experiential way. We will consider how to address issues of Coronavirus and lockdown. We will also identify strategies for whole school implementation.

Course Outcomes

  • Clarify what is, and what is not, mindfulness
  • Share practical mindfulness techniques and signpost to further effective resources
  • Address mental and emotional issues resulting from Coronavirus and lockdown
  • Identify strategies for whole school implementation.

Previous course feedback

“It was one of the most useful courses I have been on in all my many years of teaching”
“Putting mindfulness into context…some pointers to amazing links and resources”
“Lots to think about and take back to school, thank you!”
“Passionate, knowledgeable trainer, it was inspiring to hear”
“Gina, you are a fantastic presenter. It really helps that you still teach in class”

Who can attend

Teachers, Head Teachers, Assistant and Deputy Heads, Year Heads, Anti-Bullying Leads, SENCOs, Inclusion Managers, Inclusion Support Staff, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors.


£150 for the two half-day session course
There is a 10% Early Bird Discount rate for full day and half day course bookings made more than four weeks prior to a course date. Group discounts are also available to schools booking more than three places on a course.

How to book

Please note that this training will be taking place live and online via Virtual Classroom.

Joining instructions will be sent on receipt of the course booking.

To book a place, please follow the online instructions on www.castcpd.co.uk

Booking deadline: 14 days prior to the course date

Enquiries: For more information please email: courses@castcpd.co.uk

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