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Mental Health - Key Stage 3&4

Guidance, Resources and Articles

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

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

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

The Little Book of Mental Health Life Hacks - How to look after your own mental health. Written by the Somerset Young Mental Health Champions

How to explain why you self-harm to people who don't understand - The Mighty

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

Some useful images to help illustrate mental health issues - Newscast

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

Time to Change - #nojudgement 

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

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

Good Books for Tough Times ages 8-12

Feeling Good - Promoting Children's Mental Health

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

Feeling Good - Promoting Children's Mental Health

 

Useful websites

Mind - for better mental health

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline - provides a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and informative space for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers 

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 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

 

Bereavement

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.

http://www.winstonswish.org.uk/

http://www.childbereavement.org.uk/SearchResults/tabid/41/Default.aspx?Search=lesson+plans

Unexpected or Traumatic Death of a pupil document

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