Dr Mecky McNeil is a British-qualified doctor and general practitioner, experienced in looking after adults and children with a range of mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and schizophrenia, and caring for suicidal and acutely psychotic patients.

Part of the team at Pro Mente Sana since 2019, Mecky helped to developed the ensa Mental Health First Aid English courses for adults and youth in Switzerland. Mecky leads the English instructor training team and is an experienced instructor.

Mecky currently collaborates with UNICEF and Z Zurich Foundation on a global project aimed at supporting young people’s mental health.
 
Hyperlinks:
https://ensa.swiss/en/first-aiders/
https://www.unicef.org/partnerships/z-zurich-foundation

Session/s

  • Let's talk about mental health
    Mental health in schools, the scale of the problem. 

    What impacts the mental health of young people: myths or fact?
    Safeguarding mental health in schools: evidence-based interventions. 

    Signposting to professional help: resources for support in Switzerland. 

    Taking care of carers: self-care isn't selfish. 

    Collective action: creating a wellbeing support network across the SGIS community.
  • How are you? Supporting young people in distress 

    Introduction to ROGER: Evidence-based framework for support.
    Real life case studies: small groups work through case studies using the ROGER 
framework. 

    Feedback and reflection: whole group discussion to share ideas and support. 

    Implementing action: creating a support framework in your school.

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Date: 20 February, 2022
Location: ISB Aesch Campus

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