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Mental Health and Well-being Workshop

Date: 7–9 October 2020
Time: 11:00–15:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST) / 16:00­–20:00 Indochina Time (ICT)
Location: Virtual

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The mental health implications of the COVID-19 outbreak are far reaching… the critical role that schools play in supporting the health and wellbeing of learners, and indeed the whole school community, through school health and wellbeing programmes, has become more appreciated than ever.

School and university leaders are facing unprecedented and profound challenges. Guiding an organization through a global pandemic whilst also attending to personal circumstances requires extraordinary effort. Key amongst these are the efforts that leaders, counsellors and faculty are making to protect the well-being of their communities.

We have designed this workshop to help you with this effort. You’ll learn from experts in mental health and well-being fields to strengthen student well-being across cultures and create psychological safety for your faculty. You’ll also collaborate with leaders and educators from schools and universities worldwide on this shared goal.

** This workshop content is aligned with CIS International Accreditation well-being standards **

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
You can expect:

PERSONAL

  • Managing stressors associated with transitions and moves across cultures
  • Monitoring and protecting your own well-being
  • The importance of developing mindfulness in a global pandemic

PROFESSIONAL

For Schools:

  • Receive guidance on how to develop a ‘whole-school’ approach to well-being and create a safer culture within your institution
  • Learn about CIS Accreditation Standards related to well-being, and receive guidance on how to strengthen your associated policies and practices
  • Understand the research into well-being as a critical foundation for learning and academic achievement
  • Hear from experts about how you can prevent educator burnout and create microcultures in your institution that provide psychological safety to your faculty and colleagues
  • Receive guidance on how to identify and support students who are suffering from harm or abuse by their peers

 For Universities:

  • Hear from experts about what it really means to develop a ‘whole-university’ approach to well-being and create a safer culture within your institution
  • Learn how to support your students through the myriad transitions that they undergo during their time at university
  • Receive guidance on how to co-design well-being strategies with your students
  • Understand the research into well-being as a critical foundation for learning and academic achievement
  • Hear from experts about how you can support the well-being of your faculty and create microcultures in your institution that provide psychological safety to staff, so that they in turn can support students
  • Receive guidance on the difference between friendship difficulties and harm and abuse between students, and learn how to identify and support students who experience harm

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.

You can also expect to:
  • Learn how to strengthen the support that you provide to students and faculty as they undergo transitions, whether between schools, into higher education or other life transitions
  • Gain insights into the role of culture and ethnicity 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 adopt a trauma-informed approach throughout your institution and support students and faculty experiencing trauma
  • Explore broader knowledge and guidance on student well-being issues, including how to create a culture of consent, how to co-design effective programs with your students and how to proactively identify students who are struggling at an early stage. 
  • Learn the answer to these kinds of questions: 
    • How can schools and universities embed well-being throughout their institution, going beyond policies and creating a culture of change? 
    • What is the role of culture 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 transitions, whether from school to university or between schools?
    • How can we create psychological safety for our colleagues in these difficult and uncertain times?
Choose from two strands:
  • Strand A: Transitions and cross-cultural considerations 
  • Strand B: Policy development and trauma-informed approaches 
Who is this workshop for?
  • Universities: Faculty and staff working in admissions, student services, study abroad and/or well-being roles.
  • Schools: Counsellors, board members and governors, leaders and administrators, safeguarding and child protection staff, curriculum coordinators and human resources professionals.

Registration deadline: 1 October 2020
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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