Podcast returns….

Hi everyone, Hope you’re all doing well and enjoyed a well deserved summer break. Apologies that its been a bit quiet on the blog front but things have been a bit crazy. However, we’re looking to get things back up and running with another episode of the podcast – this time i’ll be joined by our Deputy Principle Verifier, Martyn Shields. Given it’s been a while since we’ve posted on the blog we thought it might be worthwhile to give…

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MHW – Webinar

Hi everyone, Hope you’re all good and looking forward to a well deserved Easter break. I’ve got some good news ahead of the holidays – the webinar is now live on the SQA Secure Site. Your SQA co-ordinator will be able to access this for you. It can be found by logging in on the following link – https://secure.sqa.org.uk/secure/Understanding-Standards-Materials/Awards/Mental-Health-and-Wellbeing I hope you find this useful. Cheers Calum

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MHW Webinar

Hi Everyone,  Sorry it’s been so long since i last posted – like everyone else, things have been a bit hectic for the last few months…. well pretty much year!! There’s been a delay in the publication of the webinar due to an issue with the editing software. We’re working to make it available as soon as possible and I’ll post on the blog when we manage to get it online. Apologies, again. Cheers Calum

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SQA MHW Award Podcast – Anna Devitt

Hi everyone, Today we are launching something new on the blog….. The SQA Mental Health and Wellbeing Podcast. After the good feedback we received about Anna Devitt’s short presentation at the webinar, we thought it might be good to do something similar to this more often and have a wee informal chat with some people who would like to share their story and experience of the award. It’s an amateur production but it’s something different that we hope you will…

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Delivery and Evidence Gathering Methods and Experience – St Machar Academy

Hello, Hope you’re all well. I think the less said about the ongoing situation the better as i know we’re all probably sick of hearing about it now, but i hope that you’re all doing ok. For those of you who weren’t able to attend the webinar last week, we had said that we will continue to provide delivery examples, methods of evidence gathering and learning experiences from as many centres as possible to support centres currently delivering the award…

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Webinar

Hello, I’ve been made aware that webinar attendance is now at capacity and unfortunately we are unable to increase this to allow more people to attend as this is restricted by our license with the service provider. We’re delighted that so many people are keen to attend but also understand that others will be disappointed – we hope that those who can’t attend will find the recording of the webinar to be just as useful. The webinar will be recorded…

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Mental Health and Wellbeing – Understanding Standards Webinar

Hello, I just wanted to post on the blog about the mental health and wellbeing understanding standards webinar as I’ve now realised i forgot to do this in amongst the Christmas and lockdown madness – apologies. The webinar will take place next Thursday from 5-6.30pm and will include a review and discussion around candidate evidence and a variety of different information relating to the award delivery. You can get more information and sign up for the webinar here:https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/96305.html?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTWpFME4yWXpObUUzTURkbCIsInQiOiJrMkhnU2Z5VnNkV1FBV0F3bWxPUGpkcVM2TTBodFhZYXgrTnJlNk1NOGRZUER0NG9nZWlFZ05jdDI5QVVuMVBOYll1RmtvM1J6ZjFYcStETVp4Q2NsVVd1b3NQXC9saWJzRjJmNHV4ZnlMN3NKZG9sQ1wvR1dLQzc3dzJqem45ZTlrIn0%3D We hope…

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Teaching and learning resources

Hello :), We hope you’re all safe and healthy. As current circumstances continue to challenge teaching and learning and centres try to come to terms with the likelihood that virtual learning will be the only option for the rest of the month, possibly longer, we thought it would be helpful to share some useful resources that may help ease some pressure. We will look to do this as much as possible while we face these challenges. We would also also…

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards – Understanding Standards

Hi everyone, Hope you’re all well. We are planning an understanding standards webinar programme for the beginning of 2021 and given current circumstances we wanted to get your input regarding what should be included. We are also looking to get the thoughts of those who are considering delivering the award to try and encourage as many people as possible to deliver the award – it’s becoming more and more important for young people to have the knowledge, skills and tools…

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Scottish Government Professional Learning Resource in Mental Health & Wellbeing for all School Staff – SURVEY

Hello, SQA is delighted to be working in partnership with other the Mental Health Foundation and other organisations to develop an online Mental Health and Wellbeing training resource for school staff. As part of the process we need to gather some information and we would appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete the survey linked within the text below. Here is some more information on the project: ‘The Mental Health Foundation Scotland, Children’s Health Scotland and Digital…

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