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Engaging with nature as vital for mental health in secondary schools

Engaging with nature as vital for mental health in secondary schools

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Engaging with nature is vital for our mental health as human beings. We are a part of nature, and it impacts on us. In secondary schools, there is tendency, due to academic pressure and focus to not fully utilise access to nature and the outdoors in a time where this is most needed to support the full benefits to our mental health. Mental Health challenges in adolescence have escalated in recent years.

This workshop will explore the science behind why we as human beings benefit from connection with Nature and animals and why this intervention/ approach is much under needed and can be accessed in secondary schools.

About the presenter

Dr Coral Harper

Coral is the Director of Trauma Informed Schools in Wales. Coral has worked in and studied the field of Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties for 25+ years as a teacher & senior leader in mainstream, special and independent specialist provision and latterly as a freelance trainer, consultant and coach.

Coral is passionate about supporting children old and young (that includes adults!) to be happy, understood, mentally well and fulfilled. She has a particular interest and expertise in rebuilding attachments and enhancing emotional health and well-being through connection with animals and nature; the subject of her PhD.

Coral lives in rural Pembrokeshire with her husband, dog, chickens and bees. She is delighted to be working with Trauma Informed Schools, supporting colleagues throughout Wales to embed Trauma and Mental health informed practice.

Event Information

Event Date 08-02-2024 5:00 pm
Event End Date 08-02-2024 6:30 pm
Individual Price £20 + Eventbrite booking fee
Location Online
Categories CPD live stream events

Company Information

Company Registration 11457893
Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street,
London, United Kingdom, W1F 7LD