Jigsaw, in collaboration with ESCI Education Support Centres Ireland, has developed a number of interactive online training courses for teachers.
This unique training, based on the latest research, was developed in collaboration with young people, teachers and schools. The courses are self-directed, and provides ongoing opportunities for reflection. Once you sign up using an email address, log in and complete the courses at a time and pace that suits you.
Every teacher should avail of this free course. It provides participants with a clear understanding of mental health and the crucial impact that school life can have on the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
Daragh McDaid, Director, Sligo Education Centre, on behalf of ESCI, Education Support Centres Ireland
What do I do next?
The Mental Health eLearning Programme for Teachers, proudly endorsed by ESCI – Education Support Centres Ireland.
This 2 hour online training course introduces teachers to youth mental health. This course has a specific focus on the school environment and is suitable for all second level teachers.
The aims of this course are:
To build the mental health literacy and skills of teachers
To encourage teachers to think about their role in promoting youth mental health
To support teachers with ideas for whole school mental health promotion.
Finishing this teachers will receive a certificate of completion and be able to access a Junior and Senior Cycle classroom based workshop presentations with interactive resources.
It was realistic. The course designers/writers know schools, students and teachers, this is very evident and this is why the course is really effective.
Teacher participant in pilot test of programme
Self-care for teachers
This 45 minute online course will introduce teachers to the concept of self-care. It covers the importance of self-care in the life of a teacher, and ways to ensure it is a part of their teaching. You will receive a certificate of completion once you finish the course.
Have a greater understanding of what self-care is
Have a greater understanding of the importance of self-care in their role as a teacher
Explore the challenges to supporting self-care practice
Be more aware of their own self-care needs
Be able to develop their own self-care plan.
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