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Improving mental health assessments for children entering care – pilot project
We are inviting local areas to take part in a pilot programme that tests improved approaches to the mental health and wellbeing assessments that Looked After Children receive when they e...
Why Lingo matters
A Young Champion, Amy Herring, writes about why her co-production project, Lingo, matters.
All secondary schools to receive free mental health resource for 11-14 year olds
Today every secondary school in England will receive an animation and assembly and lesson plans designed to encourage children and young people starting out at secondary school to talk a...
My experience working on the ‘We all have mental health’ animation
Phoebe Ralph, age 14, shares her experience of co-designing our 'We all have mental health' animation. She was involved in our workshops, script editing and reviewing the ...
Exploring challenging treatment endings with Parent Champions
Lauren Garland shares Parent Champions' thoughts, experiences and suggestions on ending child/youth mental health treatment.
Recognising Early Signs of Depression
One of our Parent Champions writes about what she thinks the early signs of depression are and why it's important to recognise them.
Charity calls for a year of staff wellbeing in schools
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is calling on all Local Education Authorities and the schools they work with to make this year a wellbeing year for school staff....
The Family School’s parental engagement programme awarded share of £4 million to reintegrate children in mainstream education
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’ work with The Family School is among nine projects across the country that have been awarded a share of £4 million from the Departme...
Hidden beneath a sleeve
One of our Young Champions powerfully describes her experience of self-harm.