Department for Education
We know that the pandemic and the associated measures and restrictions, such as social distancing and school closures, will be impacting on the mental wellbeing of some children and young people.
We have put together some useful links and sources of support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school and college staff can get the advice and help they need. We have also added a new module to the RSHE curriculum for primary and secondary schools specifically designed to focus on mental health.
This important addition will enable much-needed conversations about mental health to happen inside the classroom.
Read the full blog here
PinK Curriculum Resources
Local lesson plans
5 ways to wellbeing
One Act of Kindness Shared (OAKS)
- Emotions cards
- Emotions discussion sheet
- Emotional health lesson plan (year 8)
- Emotional health lesson
- Emotional health task
- Emotional Health Lesson (year 8)
- Mental health quiz
- Myths about emotional health
- Myths about emotional health (answers)
- The importance of being mentally healthy
A New TrueTube film for Mental Health Awareness Week
Emily is a poet and a teacher, and has bipolar disorder. It's a mental health illness that means she can feel very down or very up for no reason whatsoever. With eloquence and humour she describes how it feels, how she manages it, and how she'd like society to be more understanding and accepting of mental health disorders.
This guide has just been published by The Charlie Memorial Trust
Aureus - School wellbeing reflection task.
Having a conversation with parents and carers about mental health
A Beginner's Guide for Schools. Developed with YoungMinds', Teachers' Insight Group (May 2019)
Mental health is a very emotional subject to talk about. This is especially true of conversations between teachers and parents and carers, whether they have approached you, or you have encouraged them to think about their family’s mental health yourself. Click here to view the full resource.
(updated 4th May 2020)
Click here to view the latest wellbeing packs to help parents and teachers to support children through this challenging time.
Resources are available for Primary and Secondary age groups.
Anti-racism and mental health in schools
A seet of 10 practical resources to improve education staff's understanding of racism and it's impact on mental health