Developing Myself

Resilience, Character Building and Identity

This webinar and accompanying presentation address and highlight the importance of resilience and the development of mental toughness in supporting one’s ability to cope with uncertainty, changing and potentially distressing situations.  A focus is placed on how to help young people develop resilience and how it relates to stress and wellbeing.

You can view webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.

Anxiety and Stress

This resource introduces and summarises key aspects to consider, where anxiety is concerned.

The resource is provided in Word Document format and contains 7 x main sections

  • GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS / GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
  • GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
  • GENERAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
  • UNDERSTANDING AND COPING WITH ANXIETY
  • PANIC ATTACKS - INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS & PARENTS
  • PANIC ATTACKS - INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
  • RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

You may find it convenient to seperate out the sections in this document and provide digitally or in printed form to students, colleagues and parents.

NCGE - A Whole School Guidance Framework

This Framework is intended to be a resource for schools to support the planning, design and delivery of the whole school guidance programme in line with the requirements of The Education Act (1998), that schools provide students with “access to appropriate guidance to assist them in their educational and career choices” (section 9c). A continuum of support model for the school guidance programme, similar to the school support model of the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), is presented in the Framework – guidance for all, guidance for some and guidance for a few.The continuum comprises a whole school approach to guidance through guidance-related learning to individualised supports for students.The Framework identifies three areas of learning to facilitate students’ development in eight areas of competence. The areas of learning include: learning relating to oneself (personal/social development), educational opportunities (educational development) and career decision making (career development).