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Mental Health Training for Teachers Oxford

Explore Oxford CBT’s comprehensive mental health training course for teachers in Oxfordshire. 

Designed to enhance teacher mental health awareness interactive program provides essential skills and knowledge. 

It addresses the gap where just 36% of classroom teachers report receiving mental health training in the past year. 

Engage with our variety of sessions all aimed at developing informed understanding of mental health in schools. 

Ideal for anyone committed to raising awareness and ending stigma, our training equips educators to support students’ mental health effectively.


What is a Mental Health Training Course for Teachers in Oxford?

Our mental health training course for teachers in Oxford is a specialised program designed to empower educators with the skills and knowledge necessary to support students’ mental well-being. 

This course focuses on the importance of recognising early signs of mental health issues and provides practical strategies for intervention. At Oxford CBT, we understand the unique challenges faced by teachers in identifying and addressing these concerns. 

Our training equips teachers with effective tools and techniques, blending reflective practice with evidence-based approaches, to create a supportive and understanding environment in the classroom. By fostering this knowledge, we aim to enhance the mental health and resilience of both teachers and students in the Oxfordshire area.

Are All Teachers Trained in Mental Health?

Not all teachers are trained in mental health, which highlights the importance of specialised training in this area. In the Oxfordshire region, there is a growing recognition of the need for mental health training in educational settings. 

Our courses at Oxford CBT aim to bridge this gap by providing teachers with the essential skills and understanding required to support their students’ mental health. We collaborate with educational services and teaching alliances to ensure that our training is accessible and relevant. 

By equipping teachers with this crucial knowledge, we contribute to creating a more supportive and aware educational environment for the wellbeing of both students and educators.

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What is a Mental Health Champion in School?

A Mental Health Champion in a school setting is a pivotal figure, embodying the commitment to promoting mental well-being among students and staff. These champions are teachers or staff members who have undergone specialised mental health training, enabling them to identify and address mental health issues within the school environment effectively. 

In Oxfordshire, the role of a Mental Health Champion is gaining importance, reflecting a proactive approach to mental wellness in education. At Oxford CBT, our training courses equip these champions not only with the skills but also with the compassion and understanding necessary to foster a supportive and inclusive atmosphere in schools. They serve as key resources, offering guidance, peer support, and practical strategies to nurture the mental health of the school community.

How Do You Become a Mental Health Champion?

Becoming a Mental Health Champion in the Oxford area involves a dedicated journey of training and development. At Oxford CBT, our mental health training courses for teachers are specifically designed to guide you through this process. The course combines theoretical knowledge with practical strategies, ensuring that participants gain a comprehensive understanding of mental health issues. Participants learn reflective practice, skills in identifying signs of mental distress, and techniques for providing effective peer support.

Our training sessions are structured to be accessible and engaging for teachers, emphasising the importance of empathy and positive intervention in the educational setting. We collaborate with MHFA England, Oxfordshire Mind, and other teaching alliances to ensure that our training reflects the latest developments in mental health education. By completing our mental health training course, teachers in Oxford and the surrounding areas are empowered to make a significant impact on the well-being of their students and colleagues, fostering a culture of understanding and support within their schools.


Metal Health Training & Events for Teachers

At Oxford CBT, we offer a range of training sessions and events tailored specifically for teachers in the Oxfordshire area, focusing on mental health training. Our courses are designed to provide educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the mental well-being of their students. The training encompasses various aspects of mental health, from understanding the basics to implementing practical strategies in the classroom.

Our events are not just informative but also interactive, encouraging teachers to engage in reflective practice and share experiences with their peers. This approach not only enhances learning but also fosters a sense of community and support among participants. We ensure that all our training and events are grounded in evidence-based methods, reflecting our commitment to professional and trustworthy educational services. By participating in these sessions, teachers gain invaluable insights and tools that are crucial for nurturing a healthy, supportive learning environment.

Exercises and Toolkits for Teachers Mental Health Training

In our commitment to providing comprehensive mental health training for teachers in Oxford, Oxford CBT includes a variety of exercises and toolkits in our courses. These resources are meticulously designed to equip educators with practical strategies for addressing mental health issues in the classroom. The exercises focus on developing skills such as active listening, empathy, and mindfulness, which are crucial in creating a supportive environment for students.

Our toolkits offer a range of resources, from informational handouts to interactive activities, all aimed at enhancing the teachers’ ability to support students’ mental well-being. They also include guidance on how to integrate mental health awareness into everyday teaching practices. By incorporating these exercises and toolkits into our training, we ensure that teachers leave our sessions not only with theoretical knowledge but also with tangible resources they can use in their daily interactions with students. This approach aligns with our core values of patience, acceptance, and compassion, emphasizing the importance of proactive and informed engagement with mental health in education.


Mental Health Training for Teachers: Oxford NHS Collaboration

Oxford CBT’s mental health training for teachers extends beyond our own courses through a collaborative partnership with the Oxford NHS and other local health services. This partnership enhances the depth and breadth of our training, ensuring that it is in line with the latest healthcare standards and practices. 

Teachers participating in our training benefit from a unique blend of clinical expertise and educational insights, equipping them with the most effective strategies to support mental health in schools.

Through this collaboration, we offer sessions that include input from mental health professionals, providing teachers with a comprehensive understanding of mental health issues and their impact on students. The training emphasises the importance of early intervention and how teachers can play a crucial role in this process. Our aim is to empower teachers with the confidence and competence to act as first responders to mental health concerns, fostering a safer and more supportive school environment for everyone. This collaborative approach not only enhances the quality of our training but also underscores our commitment to a community-based approach to mental health education.

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What Our Patients Have To Say

15:37 01 Sep 23
Highly recommend Oxford CBT. Deepika was incredibly helpful when it came to invoices for insurance, and changing between in-person and online sessions. My weekly sessions with Ellie were always positive, she always validated my feelings and provided me with techniques to reach my therapy goals. She is brilliant, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help.
Imogen GrahamImogen Graham
14:10 08 Jun 23
Can't speak highly enough of Oxford CBT. The booking/rearrangement process has been updated to be really easy, and the flexibility to be online or in-person is invaluable. I worked on my struggles with depression and anxiety with Ellen and then more extensively with Ellie and she helped me so much, even just session-to-session she's so friendly and warm and validating, I could laugh with her just as often as I could cry. When I started CBT I wasn't convinced that it would work but with the patience of Ellen and Ellie, I'm doing so much better. Thank you so much to them and to Oxford CBT.
Gemma LandersGemma Landers
14:03 20 May 22
It was very easy to book sessions. Jennifer was a great therapist, every session with her was great and really helped me. She was kind and caring and knowledgeable. All the things she gave me to help, worked, and I still use them now when I need to. CBT really helped me and I would highly recommend Oxford CBT.
James WestgateJames Westgate
11:10 27 Sep 21
Karen IsonKaren Ison
15:52 14 Sep 21
I have just completed a final phase of therapy. It has been hard work but so beneficial. The schema therapy knowledge that Tom used has given me a much better insight into how my childhood has impacted me as an adult and given me freedom from the past and the ability to move on. Tom's unfailing encouragement and empathy kept me going on the difficult journey. I would recommend to anyone.
Elizabeth RoweElizabeth Rowe
16:39 03 Mar 21
I started doing weekly CBT sessions with Ellie in September 2020 at a time when I was suffering badly from insomnia and was looking for help dealing with anxiety and racing thoughts at night. Although we never met in person but only over Zoom, I felt as though Ellie and I had some really good conversations. She's an immensely sympathetic and caring person and she also has a good sense of humour. She really tried hard to help me talk through my problems and to give me CBT-based strategies for dealing with stress. I'd recommend her to anyone.
12:20 07 Jul 20
I had my therapy sessions with Adam Lacey. He is just amazing. He has empowered me to be more in touch with myself and more true to my values. He has helped me to understand the matrix through which I see the world, in order to change it accordingly to what I really believe in and to what I find more useful in this moment of my life. He has helped to develop my compassionate side both towards myself and towards others. We’ve worked together on self criticism and self confidence. I felt Adam kept adapting the sessions according to my needs, mixing up different styles and supporting me holistically. I also brought to him themes that might be less common for therapists (such as polyamory) and he has made me feel welcomed, safe and supported.Skype sessions worked perfectly fine. Adam has been able to create a connection and make me feel completely comfortable with the online sessions.

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