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Teachers and Parents – What To Look For
Whether it’s your student, friend or daughter struggling, no one wants to feel powerless to help. Noa is there to help you support the people you care about. We believe that by tackling topics like mental health, girls will receive a caring non-judgemental response whenever they’re ready to share what they’re dealing with. We also know that it can be isolating for girls if they feel they are the only one who doesn’t have it all together. Some girls may not be ready to talk about how they’re feeling but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a little help. Our education programme is there to guide teachers and parents to identify the girls who aren’t ready to speak up so they can steer them towards receiving effective support.
Headed by Dr Liz Feigin
Our education programme, headed by Dr Liz Feigin and her dedicated team, has already impacted hundreds of families, through our work with schools in the community. We have led staff inset days, run school workshops and interventions with pupils, and held parent education evenings. Our programme has been rolled out in 5 of the main girls’ high schools in NW London and Stamford Hill where we have reached over 420 students, 240 teachers and 380 parents so far, generating awareness and sensitivity about challenges girls may be navigating. Each of our sessions is carefully tailored to the specific needs and audiences of the different schools we work with and their parent bodies.
The Non-Judgmental Response
Our education programme tackles a wide range of topics, such as ‘strategies for promoting emotional well-being’, ‘how to detect early signs of mental health struggles and ‘how to get girls the support they need’. At Noa we are aware that early intervention can be the key to girls moving forward with their lives in a healthy productive way. Empowering schools and families to notice when girls are in distress and giving them the resources to signpost girls to supportive services can make all the difference to a girl who is struggling, ensuring that she can get her life back on track.