Self-esteem:

The foundation of wellbeing & achievement

9.00      Introduction: Niall Walshe & SEED

                                  An overview of my 30+ years experience

                                     working with troubled young people

                                                                                                          

9.15      Session 1: “What’s wrong with kids today!?!”

                                Examining why low self-esteem is a significant and growing

                                   problem amongst young people

                                                                                                       

9.40      Session 2: Understanding self-esteem

                              Outlining the origins, scale and impact of low self-esteem

                                     

10.20    BREAK

                                                                                     

10.40    Session 3: Causes of low self-esteem

                              Highlighting home-based, school-based and

                                 socially-based causes of low self-esteem

                                       

11.00    Session 4: Healthy eating & self-esteem

                              "We are what we eat" is more true than may be realised

                                  in relation to self-esteem

                                

11.30    Session 5: Responding to challenging behaviour

                              Understanding the causes of challenging behaviour

                                 enables an appropriate de-escalating response

                                                                                                       

12.00    LUNCH

                                                                                  

12.45    Session 6: Raising self-esteem

             Part 1: SEED Presentation: Strategies to raise self-esteem

1.45      Part 2: Group work: Deciding priority strategies and actual

                                           means of implementation

2.15      Part 3: Sharing of group work. Groups present their findings -

                        which are later collated by SEED and returned to

                        Senior Management

                                                                                                       

3.00      FINISH

 

NB: 1.  Times can be varied to suit each school's particular requirements

      2.  The INSET for pastoral staff covers the same material in the morning

           as the whole school INSET, but the afternoon focuses on the material

           in the book, "Teenager, believe in yourself," and training pastoral staff

           in how to ensure pupils get the most out of the book.

       3. The parents training event covers the same material in the morning as

           the whole school INSET, but the afternoon focuses on a more detailed

           look at strategies that can be put in place within the family home to

           raise self-esteem.