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 to prevalent?
Mental Health PowerPoint for use in secondary schools
Little Red Book - Where to go for help on mental health and emotional wellbeing, or if you need someone to talk to
The Little Book of Mental Health Life Hacks - How to look after your own mental health. Written by the Somerset Young Mental Health Champions
Best start in life - Promoting good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people - The Local Government Association
Time to Change - Small things can make a big difference mental health
Time to Change - #nojudgement
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
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.
No Harm Done - Self-harm resources for young people
Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline - provides a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and informative space for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers
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
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