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Improving Self-Esteem Resilience & Social Skills in Primary-Aged Children

Practical workshop for ways in which mental health can be improved

Improving Self-Esteem Resilience & Social Skills in Primary-Aged Children

Summary of Event

An increasing number of children are vulnerable to developing low self-esteem, anxiety and poor resilience. This has been amplified by COVID restrictions and the fears associated with the pandemic. If not addressed, children are at risk of developing poor mental health with its subsequent affect on their learning.

This practical workshop will suggest ways in which mental health can be improved using social skills and resilience training techniques which can be delivered either in a small group of whole class. It will provide methods for measuring progress in self-esteem, self-worth, social skills and resilience.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the dynamic features of social skills and resilience and how these impact on children’s mental health.
  • To provide strategies for increasing self-esteem while improving social interaction and resilience.
  • To consider how we can measure changes in social skills and self-esteem.

Training led by: Lois Addy

Lois Addy is an independent SEND advisor and lecturer, teaching both nationally and internationally.  She was previously the Lead for Cognition and Learning for North Yorkshire County Council, and formerly lectured at York St John University and York University. She has qualifications in occupational therapy, psychology and education, and has over 41 years’ experience in working with children with SEN. Lois is co-author of the Write from the Start; Perceptual-Motor Handwriting Programme, and Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia: Practical Strategies for Teachers. She is author of the Speed-Up! kinaesthetic handwriting programme, Write Said Ted (pre-school handwriting programme), How to Understand and Support children with Dyspraxia’, Get Physical!’ (a Physical Education programme, which won the TES/NASEN Teaching and Learning book of the year in 2006), How to Increase the Potential of Students with DCD (Dyspraxia) in Secondary School, How to Support Children with Sensory Processing Needs, How to Understand and Apply Reforms in SEN Policy and How to Identify and  Overcome Handwriting Difficulties. She is a contributor to Developing School Provision for Children with Dyspraxia, and editor of Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Physical Rehabilitation.


Headteachers, Teachers, SENCOs, Inclusion Managers, TAs & Learning Mentors


£84 + VAT / person (Refreshments and light lunch included)

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