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Hear about our Mental Health & Well-being Workshops directly from Katie Rigg, our Head of Safeguarding & Student Well-being, as she talks about the October 2020 workshop.

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Mental Health and Well-being Workshop

International school and university leaders are facing profound challenges. Key amongst these are the efforts to protect the well-being of their communities through a global pandemic.

Date: 2–4 November 2021
Time: 09:00–14:30 Central European Time (CET) / 15:00–20:30 Indochina Time (ICT)
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Location: Virtual

Anyone working with students will find this workshop provoking and eye-opening, gaining important personal and professional insights into some of the more challenging aspects of student mental health and well-being.

Nunana Nyomi, Associate Director of Higher Education Services

This workshop is tailored to international school and university communities. The content is focused on building whole-community approaches to mental health and supporting well-being amongst culturally diverse student bodies.

You’ll learn from experts in the field about how to embed well-being throughout your community and create psychological safety for your faculty. You’ll also collaborate with leaders and educators from schools and universities worldwide on this shared goal.

You can expect:

For Schools

Exams were cancelled and I feel hopeless and like everything I have done was for nothing.

  • Learn how to help your community heal from the impact of the global pandemic, including how to build a sense of community and belonging in a remote environment and how to provide well-being support virtually.
  • Workshop content is aligned with CIS International Accreditation well-being standards—learn about our standards and receive guidance on how to strengthen your associated policies and practices. 
  • Understand research into well-being as a critical foundation for learning and academic achievement. 
  • Hear from experts about how to identify and support students who are self-harming or having suicidal thoughts, and how to prepare for and respond to suicide within your community.
  • Receive guidance on how to safeguard the mental health of LGBTQ+ students and staff. 
  • Gain insights into the role of culture and race in young people’s experiences of mental health and how to protect and support students and faculty from cultures that are different from your own.
  • Learn how to build social emotional skills amongst your students and staff, and how to help your students prepare for and undergo cross-cultural transitions. 
  • Receive guidance on how to develop a ‘whole-school’ approach to well-being and create a safer culture within your institution.

 For Universities

  • Learn how to help your community heal from the impact of the global pandemic and how you can embed well-being throughout your whole community so that it does not remain the sole purview of counselling and student services departments. 
  • Understand research into well-being as a critical foundation for learning and academic achievement. 
  • How to build a sense of community and belonging in a remote environment and provide well-being support virtually.
  • Understand how to support your international students through the many transitions they undergo during their time at university.  
  • Receive guidance on how to safeguard the mental health of LGBTQ+ students and staff.
  • Gain insights into the role of culture and race in young people’s experiences of mental health and how to protect and support students and faculty from cultures that are different from your own.
  • Hear from experts about how to identify and support students who are self-harming or having suicidal thoughts, and how to prepare for and respond to suicide within your community.
  • Learn how to build social emotional skills amongst your students and faculty.
  • Receive guidance on how to co-design well-being strategies with your international students.

Mental health and well-being among students is a serious and complex problem and should not be the sole purview of our campuses’ counseling centers.

Ted Mitchell and Suzanne Ortega, Inside Higher Ed

To promote success in schools, focus on teacher well-being. Teachers cannot be expected to try harder, breathe deeper, and “fix” their well-being. Organizations, systems, and policies play a crucial role in supporting teacher well-being and our teachers deserve better.

Also expect to learn the answer to these kinds of questions: 
  • How can we embed well-being throughout our institution so that everyone understands their role in creating a culture of care? 
  • What roles do culture and race play in our experiences of mental health, and how can we support the well-being of students from cultures that are different from our own?
  • How can we support students and faculty who are undergoing cross-cultural transitions, whether from school to university or between schools?
  • How can we identify and support students who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts?
Choose from two strands:
  • Strand A: Discrimination and Mental Health—How to safeguard the mental health of LGBTQ+ students and staff and the role of race in our experiences of mental health. 
  • Strand B: Social emotional learning and transitions—Building social emotional skills and helping our students and staff to prepare for and undergo cross-cultural transitions.
Who is this workshop for?
  • Universities: Faculty and staff working in student services, international student services, human resources, admissions, study abroad and/or well-being roles.
  • Schools: Heads of school, board members and governors, counsellors, leaders and administrators, safeguarding and child protection staff, medical staff, curriculum coordinators, and human resources professionals.

Registration deadline: 27 October 2021
Fee: €500 (excluding VAT)

If your institution is not a CIS member and you are interested in this event, please email Jane Joyce.

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