Jo is an expert school facilitator and has been working with young people for the past 10 years to support their emotional well-being.
Experience: Jo's has a wealth of experience working directly with young people and providing training to professionals who work with children and young people. She has spent over ten years working on projects designed to support children and young people's emotional well-being. Jo specialises in providing Personal, Social and Health Education, which includes mental health and emotional well-being.
Sectors: Jo works in both Primary and Secondary schools. Jo also facilitates with any organisation that works with young people, providing workshops, assemblies and training for staff.
Specific Interests: Jo is passionate about Relationship and Health education in children and young people, understanding what factors impact children and young people's behavioural choices. She seeks to empower young people with the knowledge and tools to develop the vital life skills needed to deal with increasing pressures. Developing these skills means that young people can build emotional resilience, understand potential risks, and feel empowered and equipped to keep themselves and others safe.
Top tips for managing stress: Jo believes that when it comes to managing stress it is about finding the best support or activity that is right for you, don't compare yourself to others, everyone is on a journey and we are all at different stages.
Course Feedback: “Joanne maintained the children’s attention throughout the session. She dealt with any hiccups in a sensitive and professional manner creating a space where the children felt able to be themselves.” - Pastoral Manager, St. Jude's Catholic Primary School 2018
Why Altruist? Jo believes Altruist's Mental Health and Resilience project will help children and young people to develop life skills and become more emotionally resilient. Further, Altruist Courses help to reduce the stigma around mental health in school, and show that it is okay to talk and seek support if needed.