Managing Anxiety in the Classroom
Learn about what you can do to help students with anxiety in the classroom setting
It is recommended that students complete Understanding Anxiety before moving on to this short two-hour course.
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A study carried out by the HSE (2019) found that 38% of 3,000 Irish third-level students say they are experiencing extreme levels of anxiety. This comes as no surprise to those working within the education sector who consistently report more and more children experiencing anxiety across the board, from pre-school through to secondary school. There has also been a rise in issues associated with anxiety, such as self-harm, substance abuse, school refusal, bullying and risky sexual behaviours. It is imperative that teachers feel supported in this area but many do not and report that they simply do not have the skills to manage situations when anxiety presents in or around the classroom. This course, which is a follow-up to Understanding Anxiety, guides teachers through effective strategies that they can safely implement in the classroom in order to promote an anxiety-friendly atmosphere. This course will focus on communication, role-modeling, acceptance and promoting choice among students so that they feel more in control of their world.
Lorraine Lynch is CEO and Founder of the Child Psychology Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Studies and English, a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology. Lorraine is also the author of two books designed to promote children’s wellness - #100happydays4kids and Closing Saor’s Day.