Dandelion Training and Development, providing online mental health training and resources for parents and professionals working with children and young people.
1 in 6 children currently experience mental health challenges. That equates to at least 5 children in every classroom. How confident do you feel about your knowledge of mental health and your ability to support them?
We know that when children feel better, they learn better. Mental Health impacts our cognition, social skills, self-care, mood and physical health. Which is why Dandelion Training and Development’s focus is to offer high quality, current and practical mental health training and resources to parents, early years’ providers, schools and further/higher education facilities.
Supporting children to develop a positive sense of self and mental well-being relies on strong partnerships with all those who care for and work with children and adolescents. Dandelion recognises the importance of continually updating professional development to ensure that the quality of care is of the highest standards. Which is why we are constantly developing new courses, resources and workbooks to help you provide the best early intervention.
Gritty Growing Up, is our Dandelion Podcast, exploring a wide range of issues affecting family. From mental health, to behaviour, to changes in the world that impact families, join Nicky and a range of guests as we dive into those conversations we need to explore.
Available on most podcast hosts or listen to it here.
Dandelion's BIG Child Mental Health Survey
In 2021, we launched our Dandelion BIG Child Mental Health Survey, to gain the views of parents and carers on the impact of the pandemic on child mental health.
167 parents/carers responded to the survey and you can now download the full report of our findings, including the key summary.
Being aware of the issues affecting families allows us to better shape education, resources and support moving forward. For education and care providers, this is an opportunity to evaluate the current training, knowledge and resources available in settings to support the children and adolescents that they work with. You can access the report here.