Posts tagged mental health
Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing: A Public Health England toolkit for schools and colleges

A comprehensive toolkit produced by Public Health England for SLT in schools and colleges to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are available to help measure subjective mental wellbeing amongst the student population. This, in turn, will help school and college leaders make use of school and college level data to identify the mental wellbeing needs of students and determine how best to address these.

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Staying Safe 4 Mental Health Website

The Staying Safe website is a resource developed by 4 Mental Health, with input from international academics, mental health practitioners, people who have survived suicidal thoughts and those personally affected by suicide through bereavement.

The website provides a number of ‘Safety Plan’ guidance tools with easy-to-use to templates and guidance video tutorials purposefully designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan. A Safety Plan helps to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.

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Childline Emotional Wellbeing and Online Safety Resources for U12s

A new website from Childline which provides children aged 12 and under with an online space to talk about their emotional wellbeing and raise any concerns about online safety. It includes creative activities, mood trackers, information on bullying and emotional abuse and provides access to an online counsellor.

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Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities

Previous work with children with gender identity disorder (GID; now termed gender dysphoria) has found remarkably high rates of anxiety and depression in these children. The mental health in a sample of socially transitioned transgender children is examined in this 2016 research study by Kristina R. Olson, Lily Durwood, Madeleine DeMeules and Katie A. McLaughlin.

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Omnibus Survey of pupils and their parents/carers 2018

his report draws together the findings from the fourth wave (wave 4) of the omnibus survey of school pupils and their parents/ carers in England, which was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).

Topics covered include:

  • Involvement in extra-curricular and musical activities, experience of breakfast clubs, and opinions towards flexible working for teachers

  • Exploring opinions towards citizenship and knowledge of politics

  • Decision-making regarding GCSEs and information received on apprenticeships and vocational qualifications

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Social media, young people and mental health

This briefing paper by the Centre for Mental Health is based on a brief scan of evidence from a range of sources to identify key themes in what is known about the impact social media (and their use) can have on young people’s wellbeing, and the ways in which they can be harnessed positively. It is not a comprehensive review of the literature but is intended as a stimulus for debate and discussion.

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Schools and Youth Mental Health: A briefing on current challenges and ways forward

There is increasing concern about youth mental health within the education and health sectors, and much controversy about how much of a role schools should play in tackling the issues. The school mental health organisation Minds Ahead and the education and youth ‘think and action-tank’ LKMco joined forces to synthesise the best research available on the scale and causes of the issues, as well as to provide practical recommendations for policy makers and practitioners which is summarised in this report.

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Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Colleges: Qualitative Case Studies

This research was commissioned to provide learning about how schools and colleges are supporting the mental health needs of children and young people. It was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) as part of a programme of work to inform the focus of policy activity on mental health and character education in schools and colleges in England. A number of qualitative case studies are provided.

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Reaching for the best? What Children in Care and their Carers Really Think About Education

This report presents the findings of TACT’s annual 1.5 survey of our children and young people, and their foster carers, on their experience of education. TACT spoke to 81 children and young people, through face to face interviews carried out by social workers. A total of 89 TACT foster carers were surveyed, using Survey Monkey, about their experience of navigating the education system and supporting their foster children.

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