The Wellbeing Toolkit Training Programme: A Useful Resource for Educational Psychology Services?

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Bunn, H., Turner, G. and Macro, E. 2019. The Wellbeing Toolkit Training Programme: A Useful Resource for Educational Psychology Services? Psychology in Russia: State of the Art . 12 (4), pp. 210-225.
AuthorsBunn, H., Turner, G. and Macro, E.
Abstract

Background. Supporting pupils’ social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) development is a task that schools are expected to undertake in England, yet many staff members find it challenging due to their belief that they don’t possess the necessary skills.
Objective. To evaluate a commercially available, training resource, The Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit, aimed at raising the skills of adults working with children in the SEMH area. Design. The Toolkit was adapted and used as training material by a professional team comprised of educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, and specialist teachers, for schools within an eastern region in England. A mixed methodology was employed to evaluate the usefulness of the Toolkit as a training resource, as well as its perceived effectiveness in raising the skills of school professionals working within the SEMH area. Qualitative as well as quantitative data was gathered from the two groups participating in training, as school staff delegates, and as facilitators of training delivery. Descriptive statistics and content analysis were used for data analysis.
Results. The findings suggest evidence of improved skills and knowledge in the area of SEMH, with some specific impact on delegates’ practice. Implications for practice are discussed.

KeywordsWellbeing Toolkit; school; training; emotional wellbeing; mental health; psychology
JournalPsychology in Russia: State of the Art
Journal citation12 (4), pp. 210-225
ISSN2074-6857
Year2019
PublisherRussian Psychological Society
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.11621/pir.2019.0413
Web address (URL)http://doi.org/10.11621/pir.2019.0413
Publication dates
Print31 Dec 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted25 Nov 2019
Deposited22 Jan 2020
Copyright holder© 2019 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Psychological Society.
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