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Mental Health - Key Stage 1&2

Guidance, Resources and Advice

Stroud Local Evaluation of the Gloucestershire Mental Health Services and Schools Link Pilot - Final report to NHS Gloucestershire CCG

Little Red Book - Where to go for help on mental health and emotional wellbeing, or if you need someone to talk to

Measuring and monitoring children and young people's mental wellbeing: A toolkit for schools and colleges - Public Health England

Best start in life - Promoting good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people. The Local Government Association

Some useful images for your use to help illustrate mental health issues - Newscast

The Guardian - Children need to know stress is normal, not necessarily a mental health problem.

Article from BBC News - Teaching primary school children about mental health

Time to Change - Small things can make a big difference mental health

Time to Change - #nojudgement

Time to Change - Resources for senior leaders

Worlds Mental Health Facts bookmark

My 'Mental Health Manifesto' for Britain's Schoolchildren - an interesting article by the Government's first mental health champion.

The Children's Society - We all need to keep poverty in mind

Supporting Young People who Self-Harm: Help Sheets - These info sheets address all the questions Pooky Knightsmith, mental health ambassador and educator, is most frequently asked. Please use and share.

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.

No Harm Done - Self-harm resources for young people

Good Books for Tough Times ages 8-12


Useful websites

Mind - for better mental health

The Royal College of Psychiatrists - Improving the lives of people with mental illness.

MindEd - e-learning to support young healthy minds

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Mental Health First Aid England - An educational course which teaches people how 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



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 resources from the Child Bereavement Trust.

Winston's Wish - the charity for bereaved children

Child Bereavement UK - rebuilding lives together

Unexpected or Traumatic Death of a Pupil - Comprehensive Guide for Educational Settings

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