Mental health is a growing concern in today’s society, and it’s no different in the field of education. Teachers and students are facing increasing levels of stress, anxiety, and burnout, making it essential to prioritize mental health and well-being in schools and colleges. Erasmus+ Courses Croatia offers a range of teacher training courses that cater to the mental health needs of both educators and learners.
Our Erasmus teacher training courses, including “Building Better Mental Health and Well-being,” “Stress Management and Burnout Prevention,” and “MINDFULNESS – Breathing Technique that is Changing the 21st Century Classroom,” are designed to provide practical solutions to the growing mental health concerns in the field of education. Our organization hosts over 20 experienced teachers that will provide you with tools and strategies for facing the issues of personal and classroom mental health. Erasmus+ Courses Croatia provides KA1 courses in the breath-taking coastal town of Split, renowned for its cultural heritage and architectural beauty.
“Building Better Mental Health and Well-being” is a very popular KA1 course that focuses on creating a positive and supportive environment for both teachers and students. The course covers various topics such as identifying and managing stress, promoting a positive outlook, and maintaining a work-life balance. Participants will learn effective strategies to enhance their well-being and mental health.
Our highly-rated “Stress Management and Burnout Prevention” KA1 course aims to help teachers and students manage their stress levels effectively. The course covers various techniques such as relaxation, meditation, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Participants will learn how to identify and manage stress triggers and prevent burnout.
The course “MINDFULNESS – Breathing Technique that is Changing the 21st Century Classroom” is an innovative approach to mental health and well-being. It focuses on breathing techniques to calm the mind, reduce stress levels, and improve concentration. Participants will learn mindfulness practices that they can use in the classroom and in their personal lives. Recharge your batteries in this outdoors course and rejuvenate your body and mind.
Our course, “DUBROVNIK – Boosting Teachers’ Resilience, Positive Thinking & Problem Solving” aims to help teachers achieve well-being and resilience through positive thinking, team-building exercises, and strategies such as emotional management and self-control. Participants will learn to identify stressors, develop compassion and empathy, appreciate the present moment, and creatively solve problems. It takes place in the stunning city of Dubrovnik.
Here are 5 tips on how to improve your own mental health as a teacher:
- Practice self-care: Teachers need to prioritize self-care to maintain good mental health. This includes getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and taking breaks when needed. Teachers can also engage in activities they enjoy, such as reading, meditating, or spending time with loved ones, to help reduce stress and improve their overall well-being.
- Set boundaries: Teachers should establish clear boundaries between their personal and professional lives. This may include setting a specific time each day to stop working, avoiding checking work emails or messages after hours, and learning to say no to additional responsibilities when they feel overwhelmed.
- Seek support: Teachers should seek support from colleagues, friends, or mental health professionals if they are struggling with their mental health. They can also join support groups or online forums to connect with other educators who may be facing similar challenges.
- Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness practices, such as meditation, can help teachers manage stress and improve their mental well-being. Teachers can practice mindfulness during their breaks or incorporate it into their classroom routine to help create a calmer and more focused learning environment.
- Prioritize professional development: Teachers should prioritize their own professional development to improve their teaching skills and reduce stress in the classroom. This may include attending conferences, taking online courses, or seeking mentorship from experienced educators. Continuously learning and growing can help teachers feel more confident in their abilities and reduce feelings of burnout.
Erasmus+ Courses Croatia as an Erasmus course provider, recognizes the importance of mental health and well-being in education and one of our goals is to raise mental awareness in schools. Our Erasmus+ KA1 courses are designed to provide teachers and students with the skills and knowledge needed to support their mental health effectively. We believe that investing in mental health is crucial to creating a positive and supportive learning environment.
We are confident that you will find Split to be an amazing location, just like countless other visitors from all over the world. Our mental wellbeing courses are held in this beautiful city, making it the perfect destination for both learning and vacationing. We recommend booking your course and accommodation early to ensure a worry-free and enjoyable experience in Split.
Finally, here are 3 ways teachers can help their students in taking care of their mental health:
- Create a supportive classroom environment: Teachers can create a supportive classroom environment that promotes positive mental health by showing empathy, understanding, and care towards their students. This can include creating a safe space for students to share their thoughts and feelings, providing opportunities for social interaction, and offering resources and referrals to mental health professionals if necessary.
- Teach social-emotional skills: Teachers can integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) into their lessons to help students develop skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and relationship-building. These skills can help students better manage their emotions, build healthy relationships, and develop resilience to overcome challenges.
- Collaborate with parents and mental health professionals: Teachers can work with parents and mental health professionals to support their students’ mental health. This can include collaborating with parents to understand their child’s needs and concerns, communicating with mental health professionals to ensure that students receive the support they need, and referring students to mental health services when necessary. By working together, teachers can help ensure that their students’ mental health needs are met both inside and outside the classroom.
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