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Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns

National Guidance and Research

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Publications about mental health from Department of Health, Department of Education, Public Health England as well as Local Government reports, plans and case studies. 

Future in Mind

Gloucestershire has produced a 5 year plan for improving children and young people’s mental health. This is part of the national Future in Mind programme.


Government Drug Strategy 2017








The harms caused by drug misuse are far-reaching and affect our lives at every level. It includes crime committed to fuel drug dependence; organised criminality, violence and exploitation which goes hand in hand with production and supply; and the irreparable damage and loss to the families and individuals whose lives it destroys.

For the full strategy please click here


Measuring young people’s mental health

The Public Health England toolkit aims 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. Efforts taken by schools and colleges to promote the physical and mental health of the student population creates a virtuous circle, reinforcing attainment and achievement that in turn improves student wellbeing, enabling students to thrive and achieve their full potential.

The Boxall profile provides a framework for the precise assessment of children who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) and are failing at school. It helps teachers to plan focused intervention for those children whose behaviour seems to make no sense. The Nurture Group Network explains what the Boxall profile is.


Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools

Mental health and behaviour in schools: Departmental advice for school staff - Department for Education

Children and young people in schools and colleges: Guidelines for good quality psychological wellbeing and mental health services - British Psychology Society 

Mental Health of Children in England

The Department of health have published a report “The mental health of children and young people in England – December 2016”. This report analyses the mental health in children and young people in England and summarises the evidence of what works to improve their mental health.

The Department of Health have also produced a report of the work of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce "Improving mental health services for young people".


New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

Resource Pack for informal educators and practitioners - Click Here for the pdf resource pack. 


Promoting good mental health

Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing: A whole school and college approach - Public Health England


Self harm

Young People and Self Harm: Perceptions and Understanding: January 2014 - Right Here Brighton and Hove 


Social media

The Open University are running a free 12 hour course on the impact of social media on young people

Social Media & Children's Mental Health a Review of the Evidence -  Emily Frith Education Policy Institute - June 2017




Click here for research and report done by the University of Manchester: Suicide by children and young people. National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH). Manchester: University of Manchester, 2017.




Centre for Mental Health Transforming children’s mental health? Reflections on the government’s green paper


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