A report produced by City Arts which examines the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) project facilitated in Nottinghamshire which included arts activities which were designed to improve emotional health and wellbeing of students. 18 schools took part in the TaMHS project and the project evaluators found that arts projects based in schools could be used to help raise awareness of mental health issues and that the relationships forged between artists and students could open up conversations which students would otherwise feel unable to have with their teachers.Read More
A new report by the NSPCC Learning team which evaluates interventions and services which are provided to military-connected families at NSPCC Military Sites.
Findings from the report include:
Drop-in services can provide the early-help support that children need to cope with the challenge of having a parent/parents who are in the Armed Forces
Parents who access drop-in services were more likely to feel less socially isolated and lonely
School-aged children valued opportunities at the drop-in centres to talk about their mental health and emotional wellbeing needs.
A new report from the Education Policy Institute exploring new research on the growing number of unexplained school exits in England. The report uses data on children who reached year 11 in 2016/17, 2013/14, and 2010/11 and is the first report on pupil exits to take into account exits due to family reasons.
one in three pupils in contact with the social care system experienced an unexplained exit;
around one in four pupils with social, emotional or mental health needs experienced an unexplained exit
roughly one in eight pupils with Black or mixed Black and White ethnic backgrounds experienced an unexplained exit.
This toolkit designed by the London Needs You Alive (LNYA) campaign has a wide range of resources, from lesson plans and useful contacts, to ideas for activities and competitions for schools, colleges and youth organisations to use to tackle the behaviours that can lead to a young person choosing to carry a knife, in order to help them feel empowered to make different decisions. These resources can be adapted for use across England.Read More
A report by the Early Intervention Foundation which outlines the importance of Early Intervention strategies in improving the life chances of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.Read More