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ABOUT ME - 

 

I am an Ex Army PT Instructor, PE School Teacher and a "Health & Wellbeing Counsellor," who had graduated from University with a 1st Class Honours Degree... I have also attained recognised qualifications for Mental Health.

As well as studying Mental Health and Health & Wellbeing I am also a  life coach who has over 40 years of Teaching, Instructing and Coaching experience with children and adults in helping to improve their Health and Wellbeing with much success.

I continue working as a school teacher as well as an independent Counsellor for Mental Health, and will endeavour to help you unlock the door that stands in the way to a healthier and positive you. What's more, I will give advice on healthy eating and healthy living, an important factor necessary in supporting a healthy body and healthy MIND and of course to give you that boost of confidence to look and be the best you can be... 

BE CONFIDENT...FEEL CONFIDENT... B. U. & FOCUS YOUR MIND IN 1 DIRECTION... TO WIN!

REGISTERED SHOOL TEACHER GTCS No: 089569

As a school teacher, I have a central role to play in enabling pupils to be resilient and in doing so, to support good mental health and wellbeing. 

Social-Emotional Skills (SEL) in Education.

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a methodology that helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others. These learned behaviours are then used to help students make positive, responsible decisions; create frameworks to achieve their goals, and build positive relationships with others.

Passionate about helping others regardless of age...

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a methodology that helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others.

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My role as a School Teacher of Physical Education amongst many things
is to also help facilitate and promote the importance of Physical Health
and Mental Wellbeing.
It is also important that the starting point for health and wellbeing in education should be a focus on enabling children to make well-informed and positive choices for themselves so that they can build on their confidence, knowledge and understanding for when they become adults. 
TAKEN FROM SOURCE:
  • A new program found that regular phone calls improved the mental health of adults who are at increased risk for loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

  • The people who made the calls were given minimal training in empathetic listening and were assigned to make regular calls each week to adults who were clients of a Meals on Wheels program.

  • The improvements in depression, anxiety, and loneliness were significant even though the test program lasted only four weeks.

Regular Phone Calls Reduced Anxiety and Depression

Two groups were assigned to the Intervention group and the Control group with one group (Intervention group) to received phone calls whilst the other group (Control group) did not. The calls were planned to be less than 10 minutes long, but there was no time limit set on them and callers said they sometimes ran longer.

The two groups were later evaluated using standard tests to measure loneliness, depression, and anxiety and the test found that the Intervention group showed improvement in measures of loneliness, depression, anxiety, and general mental health compared to the Control group.

What This Means For You:

If you've been struggling with isolation and loneliness due to COVID-19, try calling a friend or family member regularly. Talking to someone every day or often throughout the week can help you feel connected despite the physical distance.

Mental wellbeing

We know:

  • how to talk about clients emotions sensitively and using appropriate vocabulary

  • that happiness is linked to being connected to others and improving social skills

  • how to recognise the early signs of mental wellbeing concerns

  • common types of mental ill health (e.g. anxiety and depression)

  • how to evaluate when something clients do or are involved in has a positive or negative effect on their own or others’ mental health

  • the benefits and importance of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation and voluntary based activities on mental wellbeing and happiness

Physical health and fitness

We know:

  • the positive associations between physical activity and the promoting of mental wellbeing, including the approach to combat stress

  • what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a healthy weight, including the links between an inactive lifestyle and ill health, including cancer and cardio-vascular ill-health

  • the impact of healthy eating

  • how to maintain healthy eating and the links between a poor diet and health risks.

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

We know:

  • the facts about legal and illegal drugs and their associated risks, including the link to serious mental health conditions

  • the law relating to the supply and possession of illegal substances

  • the physical and psychological risks associated with alcohol consumption and what constitutes low risk alcohol consumption

  • the physical and psychological consequences of addiction, including alcohol dependency

  •  the dangers of drugs that present serious health risks

  • the facts about the harms from smoking tobacco (particularly the link to lung cancer), the benefits of quitting and how to support this

Health and prevention

We know:

  • about personal hygiene, germs including bacteria, viruses, how they are spread, treatment and prevention of infection, and about antibiotics

  • about dental health and the benefits of good oral hygiene and dental flossing, including healthy eating and regular check-ups at the dentist

  • the importance of sufficient good quality sleep for good health and how a lack of sleep can affect weight, mood and ability to learn

EDUCATION