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The Open University

Teacher Training: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum

The Open University via FutureLearn Program


Growing numbers of students at schools and universities are experiencing mental health issues.

The act of learning can be extremely positive for student mental wellbeing, but it can also exacerbate or even cause mental health difficulties. Though there have been calls for action on mental health made globally, there’s little guidance in this area.

On this microcredential, you’ll learn how to embed mental wellbeing in your teaching. You’ll discover how to apply inclusive teaching strategies and learn how to design appropriate learning activities that are conducive to students’ mental health.

The World Health Organisation reported that 10-20% of children globally experience mental disorders and half of all mental illnesses begin by age 14. Although 98% of surveyed teachers had come into contact with pupils experiencing mental health issues, only 46% received mental health training.

Help young people develop resilience in the modern world, and get the training you need to support mental health in your classroom.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Teacher Training: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum
-Develop your skills in embedding student mental health and wellbeing in teaching, learning, assessment and peer support activities

Taught by

Leigh-Anne Perryman

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