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Mental Health (Topic 2/2)

12 August @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm BST



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More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of their mental health and are making time to learn about how to nurture it and manage it. Many businesses, charities and celebrities are getting behind mental health campaigns and we are proud to be doing our bit too.

This Mental Health topic takes a look at several issues likely to be of interest to teenagers. It builds on the success of our earlier Mental Health topic  but it is not necessary to have done that one first.

This topic is a great way for your child to access quality learning at a very competitive price. These classes permit interactivity via the chat function, polls and quizzes but in order to maximise security and assist with concentration student cameras and microphones will not be enabled.

Lessons can be taken as a whole topic (recommended) or individually, if preferred, as they are written to make sense on a lesson by lesson basis. The lessons are most likely suitable for students aged approximately 12-16 years of age.

Tutors Andy and Dave both have extensive experience not only as teachers, but in mental health too. Andy has worked in the NHS both in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and in a research unit involved in studies including  childhood phobias, nutrition, dementia and school truancy. Dave was the Director of Learning at Delphis, a training company that helped organisations promote good mental health amongst their staff. Both are trained Mental Health First Aiders. They are both looking forward to sharing their knowledge with young people and helping promote a good understanding of mental health in the next generation.

This is a potentially sensitive topic and Andy and Dave understand that some students may have direct or indirect experience of the issues raised. The tutors are not clinically trained and will not be able to offer any personal advice to students or parents – useful resources are below.

Thurs 5 Aug: Social Media – Learn about the impact social media can have on our mental health and how and why social media platforms are designed to capture our attention.

Thurs 12 Aug: Emotional Intelligence – This lesson introduces students to the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ). We will explore why it is so important, and how it impacts everything we do.

Thurs 19 Aug: Identity – Learn about different sides to our identities and how race, religion, gender and sexuality can all impact on mental health.

Thurs 26 Aug: Sleep, nutrition and exercise – This lesson will introduce students to academic research showing the impact of sleep, nutrition and exercise on mental health. A great lesson for anyone interested in science, research, psychology or mental health.

Some useful resources which will be referred to during this topic:

Recovery College

Young Minds


Your Tutors

Andy Milson BSc, PGCE

Andy is a qualified and experienced science teacher who has been working in education since 2009 and with Home Ed families since 2018 . Andy has also worked in research for the NHS, in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), in publishing and in events management. Andy is interested in all types of science from Astronomy to Zoology, politics, board games and the natural world (including gardening, birds and pets). Andy is a co-founder of Tutor Led Learning.


David Martin MA, PGCE

David is a qualified English teacher with a master’s degree in contemporary literature.  He worked in secondary schools for four years before becoming a Director of Delphis, a mental health training company. David has been tutoring a range of students since 2018 and really loves the opportunity to make a real difference and inspire young minds! He also teaches Philosophy lessons and is a co-founder of Tutor Led Learning.

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12 August
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm BST
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Suggested age group
KS3/4: 12-16