Supporting the Social and Emotional Mental Health of Children in Schools

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Supporting the Social and Emotional Mental Health of Children in Schools

Programme Overview
Mental Health & Wellbeing 
Delivery Model Face to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material 
  • AED 2190 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke, in-school training, please contact Rebecca ( for more information.
  • This Course is KHDA approved. The KHDA Certificate Attestation fee is an additional 150AED (Exc. VAT) 
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 27th September 2023
Date of Training
Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th November 2023 
Time (UAE) 8:30am to 3:30pm UAE Time
Location Dubai 
Target audience

This training is for those who are working to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. It is aimed at those who are working directly with students, whether they have prior training in Social Emotional Mental health or not.

It is appropriate for all school staff at Primary and Secondary schools. The focus is on reviewing and developing an understanding of theory as well as enhancing the techniques necessary to have effective one to one and small group relationships with children and young people. It is appropriate for those who are new to the SEMH agenda and  those who regularly have pastoral responsibilities.

Aims of the course

Counselling approaches:

Participants will be invited to reflect upon their work and share their understanding of different approaches to supporting SEMH.  They will consider their own skills and areas of development in terms of their work with children. Participants will be encouraged to apply new thinking and counselling techniques relevant to their role with children and young people.

Intended outcomes

Participants will:

  • Consider the range of factors which impact on a young persons behaviour and explore various approaches to working for change
  • Understand stages of motivation and the impact this has on the child
  • Know about and be able to describe effective ways of communicating with children, young people and their families
  • Examine techniques and approaches for further emotional understanding and growth in children
  • Consider the nature and purpose of counselling skills and to consider their place within the range of helping strategies available to participants in the work setting
  • Develop an awareness of the various approaches in counselling, with specific reference to an education setting and experience some of these approaches
  • Consider the underlying principles and practice of circle time and group work

Claire Wong

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Claire Wong, NPQSL has a wealth of experience after graduating with a degree in Criminology and spending the last 17 years working on the social Emotional Behavioural agenda within schools, working with all age ranges from early years up to post 16 education. Claire has extensive professional and academic qualifications focusing on therapeutic approaches and leadership in working with children and young people. During her time in education she has led on various national government initiatives and local projects all surrounding the inclusion of children and young people experiencing difficulties and believes supporting the mental health agenda is crucial in ensuring all of our children and young people can fulfil their own true potential. Claire has fulfilled the role of chair of governors/ governor within local schools and is committed to her local area and beyond. Claire is an experienced trainer, working for both schools, local authorities and other organisations to ensure the workforce is equipped and confident in managing and supporting our most vulnerable young people and families. Claire is passionate and dedicated in ensuring the best outcomes for all.

Programme details:

Day 1
08:30 Registration and refreshments
08:45 Understanding Behaviour
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Understanding motivation
12:15 Lunch


13:15 Building helping relationships and communicating effectively with Children and young people
15:30 Close of day 1


Day 2
08:30 Registration and refreshments

Review of day 1

08:45 What is counselling


11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Helping Skills/ creative approaches
13:30 Lunch Break
14:30 Circle time and group work
15:30 Finish


Claire Wong
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