Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
Presented by Sarah Gensmantel and Nigel Lowson
Our student mental health and wellbeing webinar series is designed to give educators practical tips and advice to help support their students.
We know that the covid pandemic has brought many challenges to the education sector with school closures, remote learning and increased workloads for staff.
Mental health and wellbeing has been negatively affected for both students and staff and many expect to see issues associated with the pandemic surfacing for many months if not years to come.
"Really fantastic presenters, great to have a cram-packed 30 mins session that I can digest on the hop so to speak - perfect length, but very well designed too."
Viewer from International School, Manila
"I was very engaged throughout the whole webinar. Sarah and Nigel give off the kind of energy they were advocating we reflect upon our students, and I really appreciate that! Thank you for this amazing opportunity."
Viewer from Sharjah American International School
Supporting Students' Mental Health When Studying From Home
The first in our series looks at how you can encourage and support your students to look after their mental health during times of blended or home learning. The 30-minute session is full of quick and simple tips that can be implemented to benefit staff or students.
Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression & Self-harm
This session gives practical guidance to educators so that you know how to spot the signs that a child is struggling and know what you can do to help.
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Sarah recently joined the Safeguarding training team at MyConcern she is trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid and is a certified counsellor, she is also working towards further counselling and psychology qualifications.
Sarah’s background is in independent schools where she has worked as Head of Safeguarding and Boarding and as a Teacher and Mentor. She has over 11 years’ experience of working with children from all different backgrounds, children with specific needs and from different cultures.
Sarah is joined by Nigel Lowson. Nigel has a total of 36 years’ experience working in UK schools, with 18 of those as Deputy Head responsible for pastoral care and safeguarding. He now teaches individuals and groups how to relax, to be more mindful, to meditate, to sleep better, and to seize the lessons offered by life, also an experienced Chief Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the health and wellness industry and an author of "How to achieve stress-free GCSE revision".