A new guide produced by the LGBT Foundation designed to advise frontline professionals, working with trans and non-binary people as well as family members, friends and colleagues on how to be an effective trans ally. Information is delivered in a Q&A format and includes details on pronoun use, gender identities and sexual orientations and what it feels like to be a trans person in today’s society. The guide also includes a short glossary of terms.Read More
A handy guide created by #IWill to encourage organisations planning and facilitating youth social action projects to empower young people involved in their projects to talk about the volunteering opportunities they take up and the importance of volunteering to development of key skills.Read More
A pack compiled by #IWill for organisations to raise awareness of Youth Social Action Day on the 5th June, which celebrates the achievements of young people engaged in volunteering and which aims to encourage more young people to become volunteers in their local communities. The pack includes information on social media engagement and suggested actions for promoting the benefits of volunteering with their organisation or other local organisations.Read More
The official pack for young people to celebrate and shout out about their achievements in undertaking youth social action projects across the UK. Youth Social Action Day takes place on 5th June as part of Volunteers’ Week. The pack includes information on what Volunteers’ Week is, actions to take to celebrate World Environmental Day and graphics to use on social media platforms.Read More
New research compiled by the Mental Health Foundation exploring body image and how it effects our mental health and levels of emotional wellbeing. The research explores body image in each life stage, as well as provides information on how we can protect, promote and maintain body image and encourage body positivity.Read More
A guide from the UK Council for Child Internet Safety for education professionals in schools and colleges to help them respond effectively to incidents of sexting to ensure that the wellbeing of young people is safeguarded. The guide includes sections on disclosure and reporting incidents to the police, searching students’ devices and educating young people about sexting in PSHE and RSE lessons.Read More
A resource pack designed by the Association of Colleges to help college welfare professionals to meet the early intervention mental health needs of students. The pack includes information on leadership and management, the importance of Student Voice and auditing and monitoring of mental health and emotional wellbeing policies and procedures.Read More
A poster for frontline professionals created by Connevans Ltd to learn about the 12 things they need to remember when they are communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to help communicate information in an effective way. The poster can be shared by HR professionals with staff to mark Deaf Awareness Week or as part of customer service training.Read More
A new briefing from the College of Policing which explores the research and statistics gathered about levels of knife crime. Topics explored include:
Understanding the causes of knife crime
General violence or weapon-related interventions with greatest potential to reduce crime
Specific knife crime interventions with limited crime reduction evidence
Enforcement interventions where evidence suggests careful use.
A new factsheet from The Centre for Mental Health which brings together the current key facts and figures about children and young people’s mental health in the UK.
Information provided includes:
The most common type of mental health condition which children experience are conduct disorders
75% of adults with a diagnosable mental health problem experience their first symptoms before the age of 24.
A report by the think-tank Demos exploring the positive and meaningful contribution that young people make towards social action through use of social media networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The report finds that 64% of young people believe that social media platforms are an essential part of achieving social change and that young women are more likely to use social media platforms to campaign on issues important to them than young men.Read More
A resource created by the Barnardo’s team for professionals to help them understand the priority for awareness training on identifying and tackling harmful sexual behaviours. The resource includes a recent case study for professionals to explore and reflect on as part of their CPD training.Read More
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust have a plethora of resources to help teachers to talk about mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools with students in a evidence-based and effective way. Resources available on their page include Exam Wellbeing guides, draft Wellbeing Plans and low mood posters which can be printed off and displayed in staff rooms and common rooms.Read More
An informative article from deaf@x which explores the differences between big D and little d and why understanding the difference matters for service providers being informed about best practice to empower service users who are deaf.
Deaf (with an upper case ‘D’) generally denotes someone who was born Deaf, and predominantly uses British Sign Language and culturally identifies with the Deaf community.
deaf (with a lower case ‘d’) refers to someone who has become deaf over their lifetime and identifies with the hearing community. They will tend to use hearing aids or lip-reading.Read More
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a series of videos which are based on providing more information, advice and guidance to frontline professionals working with children, young people and their families on mental health and emotional wellbeing. Each video contains information, advice and guidance delivered by an expert in the area covered in that video.
The topics covered by the videos include:
Measuring Pupil Wellbeing
Depression in Adolescents
The latest Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey Report from The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which indicates that employers’ are becoming increasingly more aware of their responsibility to helping to maintain employee wellbeing through the devising of effective wellbeing strategies. The average level of employee absence is now the lowest recorded by the CIPD at 5.9 days but there is a noticeable rise in the levels of “presenteeism” and “leaveism”.
The report concludes that leadership and management should ensure that all of their policies and procedures are mindful of employee wellbeing.Read More
A report by the Internet Safety organisation SWGfL which looks at children and young people’s use of the Internet and technology in the home. The report provides findings from a survey of 9,154 children and young people between Year 2 and Year 13 living in the UK and a survey of parents conducted by Mumsnet.
The report has found that:
Young people are likely to turn to their parents for help until they reach their teenage years
As young people get older, they believe they know more about digital technology than their parents
Young people become more and more confident about bypassing technical house rules as they get older
There may be evidence to suggest as children get older they aren’t aware their internet access is being monitored.
The Local Government Association and Public Health England have published a report looking into case studies from organisations across England who have supported young parents. Areas covered include Brighton and Hove, North Yorkshire and West Sussex.Read More
Coram Voice has released findings from their most recent survey with care leavers in England. Findings from the responses of 474 16-25 year old care leavers who completed the survey in six local authorities in England in 2018 include:
63% of care leavers agreed with the statement ‘I always feel safe where I live’,
67% agreed that ‘Where I live is right for me’
86% agreed that they felt involved in their pathway planning all or some of the time.
A guide produced by the Early Intervention Foundation originally for commissioners and leaders of services for children and families on how to engage with disadvantaged and vulnerable parents and how to reduce the impact of parental conflict on the physical health, mental health and emotional wellbeing of children.Read More