New Adverse Childhood Experiences programme now available - elearning for healthcare
Menu Access our elearning programmes on the elfh Hub Hub Register / Log in >

New Adverse Childhood Experiences programme now available

Alex Drinkall, 26 August 2020

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has added a new elearning module on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to its MindEd programme.

A child, whose mind and body are overly stressed and in fight, flight or freeze mode, is not open for learning. ACEs have short and long-term negative life changing consequences across education, health, care, criminal justice, later employment and life expectancy outcomes.

This module is designed to deliver key knowledge and skills development for teachers and other professionals in schools. The three case study sessions are skills focussed and video rich, with blended learning support for workshop-based skills development. There are also information-packed knowledge sessions as a primer.

All sessions have been co-written by leading mental health and teaching experts including Dr Warren Larkin – Consultant Clinical Psychiatrist, Niki Cooper – Head of Learning Mental Health Workforce at Place2Be, Dr John Ivens – Headteacher at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School, and many others.

The three sessions cover:

  • The science behind ACEs
  • Building resilience for children affected by ACEs
  • General classroom management

The sessions are freely available to access here:

A further three sessions will be added later in 2020.

MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health.  The variety of free resources aims to provide adults, across professions and organisations and including parents and carers, with the knowledge to support wellbeing, the understanding to identify young and older people at risk of a mental health condition and the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.

For more information about MindEd visit:

Comments are closed.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies