As we move into the second pandemic year, millions of parents face financial struggles, thousands of families impacted by the grief of losing loved ones and the constant stress arising from the fears, anxieties, and frustrations affecting South Africans of all ages.
It’s not surprising that there are significant concerns about rising mental health disorders across the country.
With their learners’ futures at stake, trying to teach effectively in ongoing circumstances that are the complete opposite of what is conducive to learning is a constant, heart-wrenching battle for most teachers.
As the leaders in their classrooms, an essential element for teachers is recognising signs of mental health disorders in their learners, which often manifest in either disruptive or withdrawn behaviours.
The South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) is inviting all teachers and educators to join a panel of experts discussing the unique challenges they face and presenting solutions to improve both their learners’ and their own emotional well-being.
“The strategies that we will unpack during the webinar are aimed at equipping teachers to know the warning signs of distress in learners, understand how to connect learners with resources to help them and assist them in building supportive social connections with peers,” says Registered Counselling Psychologist and SACAP Educator, Clare Chester.
Chester will be joined by fellow panelists Educational Psychologist Dr Anne Govender; and Educational and Research Psychologist and SACAP’s Head of Teaching and Learning Dr Diana De Sousa.
The free 90-minute webinar will take place:
Date: Saturday, 10 April 2021
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 am
To learn more details about the upcoming webinar, visit www.sacap.edu.za.
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