It's a challenge most teachers face on a weekly basis - what do we say to support a student who is suffering with a mental health problem? How do we begin that supportive conversation? It's a scary moment. We aren't counsellors but we have been confided in. We can't say nothing - that will seem uncaring.
What is emotional coaching? Emotional coaching is a method used to help soothe and calm a young person who is in an emotionally vulnerable state. Often children that have experienced trauma and/or have poor emotional coping skills. They may be unable to deal with the day to day ups and downs experienced by other children