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Supporting Children with Medical
and Mental Health Needs at School


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Solas Hospital School in Dublin, Ireland, is committed to providing its students with the best possible education and support. As a part of this commitment the school uses the Conditions section of Well at School website as an induction tool for new hospital teachers.
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The Conditions section provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on a wide range of medical and mental health conditions, which is essential for new hospital teachers who may be unfamiliar with the unique needs of students.

How Does the Well at School Website Help New Hospital Teachers?

The Well at School website provides new hospital teachers with a wealth of information on medical and mental health conditions. This information includes: 

  • Up-to-date information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of various conditions 
  • Podcasts and blog posts exploring hospital teaching  
  • Resources for supporting students with specific conditions 

This information can help new hospital teachers to: 

  • Gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by their students 
  • Develop some important vocabulary 
  • Learn how to better support their students both academically and emotionally 

What is Solas Hospital School's Experience with Well at School?

Solas Hospital School has found that the Well at School website has been a valuable resource for new hospital teachers. It has helped the school to: 

  • Improve the quality of service for its students 
  • Create a more supportive and inclusive learning environment 
  • Build stronger relationships between teachers, families, and healthcare professionals 

The Benefits of Using Well at School for New Hospital Teachers

The Well at School website can provide many benefits for new hospital teachers.
Some of these benefits include: 

  • Increased understanding of medical and mental health conditions 
  • Enhanced empathy for their students and families 
  • Improved ability to support students academically and emotionally 
  • Increased confidence in teaching hospitalised children 

We believe that the Well at School website can be an important tool for new hospital teachers. We encourage all hospital schools to try using this website to help their new hospital teachers provide the best possible care for their students.

Fergal McNamaraPrincipal

Solas Hospital School

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