Managing Mental Health

Managing Mental Health

This workshop provides a practical, thoughtful overview of some of the ways to cope with the challenges faced by students in these unprecedented times.


Managing mental health is a positive and interaction session, which lasts for 60 minutes and can be delivered either online or face to face.

The workshop provides students with a motivational boost and the clarity needed to find their focus and keep going during these uncertain times.


Managing mental health with benefit students by:

  • Providing practical coping mechanisms, particularly as a result of COVID-19
  • Shining a positive light on the confusion of the current times
  • Increasing awareness of stigma
  • Normalising nervousness, exam stress and negative comparison
  • Boosting attitudes towards developing positive mental health


Some of the content covered in this workshop includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dealing with anxiety: let’s vibe!
  • Distraction reaction: an interactive activity, focusing on harnessing the power of creative improvisation to fight the freeze
  • Finding focus: channelling growth mindset to answer the question, ‘what’s the point?’
  • Challenging stigma: an interactive activity focusing on increasing awareness around mental health illness


This workshop aims to leave students with an in-depth and practical toolkit for them to refer to in their times of need, as a preventive measure before mental health illness takes control, so they can take control of it.


Students will feel positive and better equipped to cope with the pressures they face at school and in the world.

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"Jay’s enthusiasm, knowledge of the strategies, techniques and tips was excellent and was exactly what we were looking for at this time in Year 11 for our students and parents. It’s testament to Jay and the workshop as to how many pupils had told their parents about how much they enjoyed it and how useful they found it that some students were calling and texting their parents during the school day to say ‘Mum/Dad you need to come to the Parent’s workshop this evening!’ The strategies were relevant, easy to use, engaging and delivered in a way which will facilitate the students use of them as well. It was great to be given some resources by Jay in order to support the pupils through the revision process as the year goes on as well. I will look to rebook this event for next years, Year 11 at a similar time."
Cardiff High School
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