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HIEDA/BSA – Supporting Pupils with Anxiety – practical tips and strategies

1 October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue: Zoom – Online (Seminar)

Audience: Houseparents / Heads of House. Heads, deputy Heads, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Tutors, Matrons, Nurses. 

Course outline 

Boarders of all ages can encounter challenges at various stages of their development. Boarding schools aim to develop independent, caring, responsible young people but the journey can sometimes be bumpy. This seminar aims to cover some of the most common challenges facing young people and practical approaches to overcoming them. 

Training topics will include: 

  • Anxiety and its causes 
  • Homesickness 
  • Body image 
  • Unhealthy coping strategies 
  • Strategies to reduce anxiety and support those in need. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • To understand the causes of anxiety in young people at various stages in their development. 
  • To learn how to identify the signs of low-level anxiety 
  • To be able to develop strategies for young people to reduce anxiety. 


  • BSA/HIEDA Full Member – £135
  • BSA Affiliate Member – £170
  • Non-member – £270*

*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Hieda CPD and events, please click here.



Carey Allen

Carey has been a registered Mental Health Nurse since 2001. She currently works as a mental health lead/practitioner at Bredon School. Carey’s previous roles are diverse, beginning with her firs post with the NHS ad injury and challenging behaviour, follow by forensic psychiatry in Edinburgh. Carey has a son and daughter who are both living with autism. This lead her into taking a post in CAMHS Worcestershire where she trained as a DBT nurse therapist.


1 October
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Health in Education Association
Boarding School Association