Mental Health, ALN, Challenging Behaviour

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mental health, Additional Learning needs and challenging behaviour

 

Muddy Feet introduces innovative ways of working with mental health needs in the outdoors. These courses are designed for anyone working with people who have mental health, special and learning needs.

Muddy Feet have drawn upon years of experience of working with disengaged learners, those with special needs, and working with children and young people with adverse childhood experiences. We use current research and best practice to bring you these engaging outdoor courses.

Course dates listed at bottom of this page
 

Working with children and young people with additional needs Taster Sessions

 This one day course is designed to introduce mental health issues in children and young people , positive approaches to managing behaviour and how to effectively engage these learners outdoors. Useful for those who are working with Autism, Attachment, ACE's, ADHD and Sensory Processing issues 

This course covers

  • Introduction to mental health issues 
  • How to use effective communication to engage learners
  • The benefits of using the outdoors for engagement 
  • Positive approaches to challenging behaviour. 
  • Experience of practical activities
  • Reflection of learning
  • Advice on next steps
  • Action planning

 

 

Level 2  Award in Learning support for children and young people that have additional learning needs (QCF)

This exciting and innovative 2 day course is designed for those who are experienced in outdoor practical skills but wish to be able to apply these skills effectively with groups of young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, trauma, mental health issues, behavioural needs or conditions such as ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, or Attachment disorders. This course looks at mental health issues and the causes of challenging behaviour and how to  effectively engage with these children or young people.  Through attending this course you will work through a practical toolkit of activities designed to help you work with these groups outdoors.  You will also cover health and safety and safeguarding. 

This course is ideal for Forest School Leaders, Bush craft and Outdoor Activity Leaders, Scout and Brownies, Youth and Community workers, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, PRU, Learning Support Assistants, SENCO's, Health professionals.  

Please note you will need experience of practical skills before attending this course. If you do not have these please contact us about how we can help you gain these skills. 

This course is 10 Credits and covers these units;

  • Supporting the learning of children and young people who have mental health issues or disorders
  • Positive approaches to understanding and reducing behaviours that challenge
  • Supporting learning in an educational environment
  • Communicating with children and young people who have Additional Learning Needs to enhance their learning
  • Health and safety requirements
  • Safeguarding and Child protection requirements

Entry requirements

  • 18 + years old
  • Level 1 Qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of working with the client group or outdoors
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Level 3 Working with Challenging behaviour outdoors

This  innovative 4 day course is designed for those who are managing programmes for children and young people with mental health issues and challenging behaviour. This course introduces mental health issues, strategies for engaging children and young people with mental health issues and positive approaches to challenging behaviour, emotional regulation and effective communication. This course introduces a practical toolkit of activitities that can be used to effectively engage and regulate these young people. 

This course is ideal for anyone in a management or champion role who is looking at ways to engage young people and children with mental health issues effectively.  

Please note you will need experience of practical skills before attending this course. If you do not have these please contact us about how we can help you gain these skills. 

This is an OCN L3 (QCF) qualification accredited by Agored Cymru.  This course is assessed through portfolio. This course normally takes 9 - 12 months to complete.

This course is 15 Credits and covers these units;

  • Supporting the learning of children and young people who have mental health issues or disorders
  • Positive approaches to understanding and reducing behaviours that challenge
  • Supporting learning in an educational environment
  • Communicating with children and young people who have Additional Learning Needs to enhance their learning
  • Health and safety requirements
  • Safeguarding and Child protection requirements

Entry requirements

  • 18 + years old
  • Level 2 Qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of working with the client group or outdoors
  • Cost £699

Course Dates

 

Course: Level 3 Working with Challenging behaviour outdoors

Dates :4th, 5th, 18th and 19th  November 2019

Location: Blacknest Forest School Titness Park Ascot Berkshire SL5 0PT

Trainers: Alex Williams and Vicki Stewart 

Booking : contact for invoice, book here 

Cost £699

Course: Level 3 Working with Challenging behaviour outdoors

 

Dates : 24, 25 Feb and 2, 3 March 2020

Location: South Cerney Outdoors, Lake 12, Spine Rd E, Cirencester GL7 5TL

Trainers: Alex Williams and Vicki Stewart 

Booking : contact for invoice or book here

Cost £699

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