SOLAR assessment – Mental Health and Wellbeing Award L4

Hi everyone 😊, I’m delighted to be able to announce that the first SOLAR assessment for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Award at level 4 is now LIVE 😁 !! The assessment is for the Influences on Mental Health and Wellbeing unit of the award. We are in the process of developing the assessments for the other two units at level 4. The assessment can be accessed via the SQA SOLAR website – https://www.sqasolar.org.uk/mini/27322.html If you have any issues accessing or…

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Delivery and experience feedback – West Lothian College

Hi everyone :), Hope you’re all well. We’re delighted to have received some more feedback from West Lothian College, who were willing to share some of their learning and delivery with us. Marion Darling, a lecturer from the college, provided the following feedback about their delivery and experience of the award: ‘Delivering this award for the first time opened up exciting options to make our learners journey more exciting whilst supporting them to develop positive self-care strategies, to enhance their…

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Example of Delivery

Hello :), Hope you’re all enjoying the summer break, although the weathers not been great. We’re delighted that a number of centres have been in touch following our post on the blog last month and are willing to share their experiences and methods of delivery – it’s great to be able to share them with you all. The link below will take you to a document we received from the West Lothian Inclusion and Wellbeing Centre, who delivered the award…

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Resources and Support – blended approach to delivery

Hello, Hope you’re all well 🙂 Given the challenges that schools, colleges and training providers face ahead of the next session we thought it would be helpful to provide some guidance and support on a blended approach to delivery. Our Subject Implementation Manager (SIM), Shelley Buckley, has drawn on her experience as a teacher/lecturer to provide some guidance on how a blended approach to delivery could be introduced specifically for the Mental Health and Wellbeing awards. The document can be…

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Example of Delivery: Calderglen HS

Hello, I have previously mentioned that we hope to share good practice, experiences and delivery examples as often as possible and I’m delighted to be able to do so again. We were made aware of some very positive messages on social media from learners and teachers at Calderglen HS about their experience of the awards. The school have kindly put together the document that you can access from the link below. It’s great to see young people and teachers take…

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Good news – Understanding Mental Health Teaching Pack

Hi everyone, Although the summer holidays have finally arrived for most schools and colleges, we’re still working away trying to provide as many valuable resources as possible to aid you in the delivery of the award. The final teaching pack for the Understanding Mental Health Unit has now been published on the Mental Health And Wellbeing Award page on SQA’s Main site. We hope this will help with planning for the delivery of the award next session. We are aiming…

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Blog Newsletter and updates

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re all well. There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel with lockdown restrictions hopefully easing slightly this week… I just wanted to let you know about an updates we’ve made to the blog. Subscribers will now receive a newsletter on a Friday which should highlight any new posts on the blog. We also have some good news – The development of the award at Level 6 has begun!! The Qualification Design Team…

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Hi Everyone, In these unprecedented and ever changing times, our mental health and wellbeing is just as precious as our physical health and of the upmost importance. The impact of recent societal and educational changes and decisions on young people cannot be underestimated. SAMH have published a great resource which can help and support teachers and young people to process current events. The information can be found here: https://www.samh.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing We hope you find this useful. Please feel free to contact…

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Good Practice – Gathering evidence

Hello, In an attempt to make best use of the blog and provide as much support as possible, we are hoping to regularly post examples of good practice/evidence gathering that we receive from centres currently delivering the award. If you have any examples, please feel free show yours below in the comments. We received some pictures from St Ambrose High School this week, which show the fun and interactive methods they are using to gather evidence. Candidates created posters which…

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Teaching Pack – Coping Strategies and Resilience

Hi everyone, More good news….. The teaching pack for the ‘Coping Strategies and Resilience’ Unit for National 4 and National 5 is now available on the Mental Health and Wellbeing page on the SQA Main Site. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/83453.html We hope to have the final teaching pack for the unit ‘Understanding Mental Health Issues’ available in the next few weeks. I hope you find this pack useful. Any feedback would be appreciated. Cheers Calum

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