Navigating uncertainty: what is anxiety and how do we support students

Online
14/3/23

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We all experience anxiety, nervousness and stress throughout different times of our lives. In fact, some research suggests that 1 in 4 adolescents report to experience symptoms of anxiety throughout their school years. We know that students face a world of uncertainty in 2022 and with this has come the increased presence of performance anxiety, homesickness, social anxiety, health anxiety and generalised anxiety. Educators are in a unique position to support students through this difficult presentation.

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Join us in this two part series in learning about what anxiety is, how it affects students and what we can do about it. These sessions will take a deep dive into understanding the different types of anxiety that students are experiencing as well as practical ideas for evidence-based, individual or school-wide interventions.

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Who is this for: Primary and secondary school teachers, pastoral care staff, school counsellors and senior leadership.

This interactive online course is delivered by Komodo and will only be confirmed once minimum numbers have been met. Participant numbers are limited and early booking is recommended.

This course will run for 2 sessions of 1.5h each:

  • Session 1: 14 March 2023; 07.30-09.00 GMT/UTC
  • Session 2: 21 March 2023; 07.30-09.00 GMT/UTC


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Presenters:

Ilia Lindsay, Psychology Lead

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Ilia Lindsay
is a Registered Psychologist specialised in Child and Family Psychology. She has spent her career working in child and adolescent mental health services both in hospital and community settings. She has experience working with young people with a variety of difficulties, from mood and anxiety disorders to neuro-diversity to eating disorders. She has also worked within the education sector providing behaviour and learning assessments and interventions. She is now the psychology lead at Komodo where she supports schools in their data driven wellbeing solutions.

Abby Dale-Bates,
Registered Psychologist

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Abby Dale-Bates is a Registered Child and Family Psychologist, with experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She has worked with a range of clients focussing on mental health, social health, and behaviour support, within primary health, community, and residential settings. Previous roles have focussed on supporting families of children with disabilities, utilising CBT-based and FACT interventions, and working as a Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) in a general practice. Abby has worked with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), developmental transitions, eating disorders such as PICA, sleep challenges, and emotion regulation. She worked in disabilities for over 3 years, and has supported families with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Williams Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, and Muscular Dystrophy, amongst others.

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