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Mental Health and Wellbeing in a School Library Setting

Course Details:

Poor mental health in our young people is at an all time high, and there’s a renewed focus on the role that schools can play. Delegates on this training day will explore how to create a culture that’s conducive to good mental health, as well as looking at the challenges facing young people today and solutions that can be employed to help pupils struggling in these areas. Literature, escapism and safe spaces are all imperative to good mental health so building the skill level and confidence of the staff is a great way to bolster wellbeing throughout the whole school.


Through their work with small communities like schools, youth groups, sports teams etc., Self Esteem Team have helped to make real changes to the lives of young people. Issues covered during this course will include -

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Exam and academic stress
  • Mental health
  • Self-esteem


The speaker will give first hand testimonials about her experiences before applying her knowledge of these universal topics to the specific queries of the delegates in the training session.  She will give them signs to look out for, coping mechanisms for pupils, guidance on where pupils can go for further help and will briefly look at staff wellbeing as well.

Trainer: Self Esteem Team

The Trainer for this course will be one of the Self Esteem Team -

MAZ - Marie delivers Self Esteem Team’s core classes and their primary programme.  Having earned her stripes as a supply teacher she is now in demand for her classes for adults as well as popping into schools around the UK which has given her the expertise to read any classroom.  As a fireball of energy (who is very much connected to her inner child), she is a magnet when it comes to young people wanting to learn from her. Not only is she animated and friendly, she is also incredibly skilled.

KAY - If ever a guy was to light up a room it's Kay.  His passion for understanding human connections and communities means he immerses himself into different cultures to grasp their inner workings, from Ethiopia to Stockholm to the UK.  He then uses photography, film and spoken word to commuicate his findings.  He's always a hit with even the coolest of customers and most hard to reach students.

Feedback from Course:

Wow what a course. It was brilliant and I would recommend it to all.

If only all schools had the money to get this team in.

Maz was an excellent trainer – she just kept going without notes and hardly any prompts.

I would go as far as saying it is essential training for all in schools.

Amanda Deaville, Senior School Services Officer, Library Services for Schools, Cumbria

Key Audience:

primary and secondary school staff

Venues and Dates:

No venues/dates are currently scheduled for this course. For more information about possible future dates, please contact the SLA Office.