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Taaleem joins forces with the Lighthouse Foundation

by Eddie Rayner
Kate Fisher

The Taaleem family of schools is putting their staff, parents and students mental health and wellbeing at the heart of their COVID-19 strategy.

The Taaleem family of schools has partnered with the Lighthouse Foundation to be the first schools group to provide its staff with a series of online interactive webinars commencing on Thursday 30th April 2020.

These are:
• Emotional Resilience during Uncertain Times: Thursday 30th April from 2.30pm – 3.30pm
• Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety: Tuesday 5th May from 3.00pm – 4.00pm
• How to Care for Your Child’s Mental Health during COVID-19: Monday 11th May 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Kate Fisher, Head of Human Resources at Taaleem commented: “As a values based company we realise that the global outbreak of COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges that have changed our daily working and personal lives. We must prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of our community during these trying times. Our recent online counselling sessions were warmly welcomed and well received by parents. As we look forward with hope to life returning to a semblance of normality, we also realise that this will bring many further concerns to our community. Therefore, we have partnered with the Lighthouse Foundation to help alleviate these concerns and provide counselling to those in need. With these announced webinars, we hope to show not only support for our staff, but demonstrate how much we value them as our family.”

Dr. Daniela Salazar, PhD. Clinical Psychologist at the Lighthouse Foundation added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Taaleem family of schools to help support their community. In the face of change and uncertainty, it is important to adapt quickly and respond with resilience. In these webinars, participants will learn strategies to face the changes brought about by the COVID-19 crisis with emotional agility and mental toughness. We are living in unprecedented times and the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic has the capacity to activate the fight or flight response in all of us to varying degrees. The entire globe is faced with an invisible threat and all of us are being asked to make drastic changes to our lives overnight. We are worried about our physical and mental health, while being concerned about the social and financial implications of COVID-19. While there may not be much we can do about the virus itself, there are many things people can do to manage their anxiety and keep themselves safe and healthy during these stressful times. Just as we are learning how to manage anxiety, uncertainty and loss during this unprecedented time, so too are our children. They are watching the events unfold from a different perspective and they will be looking to us to understand how to react and cope with the coronavirus crisis.”

About Taaleem
Taaleem, which means education in Arabic, has been establishing, operating and managing early childhood, primary and secondary schools since its inception in 2004. Taaleem seeks to raise the regional educational standards through the committed development of individual student’s talents and passions, which is in turn facilitated and supported by the recruitment of top international educators and the implementation of global best practice.

With quality at the forefront of Taaleem’s offering, each project is tailored to answer the specific educational requirements of a wide range of families by offering top international curricula including British, American, the International Baccalaureate, International Primary Curriculum and their proprietary custom early childhood programme.

Taaleem is wholeheartedly committed to creating and implementing benchmark educational initiatives, nurturing educational excellence through the attraction, retention and development of the best educators. The continuous evaluation and improvement of standards across all schools has ensured that the Taaleem schools have been established as valued cornerstones of their communities. www.taaleem.ae

About The LightHouse Foundation
The LightHouse is a community mental health and wellness clinic providing quality psychological and psychiatric care to children, adults, couples and families.

Located in central Dubai, The LightHouse brings together an international team of licensed psychologists and psychiatrists offering a range of treatments. The LightHouse is also home to the Raymee Grief Centre, which provides free grief support services to anyone living in the UAE. www.lighthousearabia.com

For more information, please contact:
Gavin Walford-Wright
Chief People, Marketing & Admissions Officer

Tel: +971 4 349 8806
Mobile +971 526447748
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.taaleem.ae