Mental Health - Key Stage 3&4
Guidance, Resources and Articles
Teenage mental health crisis: Rates of depression have soared in the past 25 years - How has society managed to produce a generation of teenagers in which mental health problems are so prevalent?
Time to Change - Small things can make a big difference mental health
Time to Change - #nojudgement
This pack contains factual information, case studies, a book list with suggested reading as well as other avenues for guidance, support and advice. It aims to promote greater understanding of grief, highlight the importance of listening and also some templates for sharing information. Below are two links for charities that provide more information as well as some lesson plans from the Child Bereavement Trust.
Unexpected or Traumatic Death of a pupil document
A rise in the use of computers and social media is having a negative impact on the health of young people, a study suggests. The report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says the increased risks of spending too much time on devices such as a tablet or smartphone includes an impact on mental health and sleep deprivation.
Health warning over dramatic surge in young people's use of social media. RISING use of social media is having an adverse effect on the health of young people, say researchers from a Scottish university, and the challenges need to be addressed now.
No Harm Done - Self-harm resources for young people
Pooky Knightsmith: Why we need to talk about self-harm - Pooky's opinions. She hopes to sway any reluctant colleagues that we really do need to have these important discussions.
A Lesson Plan on 'Depression'
This lesson is mainly discussion based to start to get students to become more aware of depression and to deepen their understanding of it.
Little Red Book - Where to go for help on mental health and emotional wellbeing, or if you need someone to talk to
Mental Health PowerPoint for use in secondary schools
The Little Book of Mental Health Life Hacks - How to look after your own mental health. Written by the Somerset Young Mental Health Champions
The Children's Society - We all need to keep poverty in mind
Instagram 'worst for young mental health' - A UK Snapshot Survey has suggested that Instagram is the worst social media platform, when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health. Mental health charities have urged companies to act on increasing user safety.
My 'Mental Health Manifesto' for Britain's Schoolchildren. An interesting article by the Government's first mental health champion.
Mental Health First Aid England - An educational course which teaches people to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.
Alpha Wellbeing - Provides quality support for mental and emotional wellbeing through training and consultancy
Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline - provides a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and informative space for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers