Expert Advice and Guidance
Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and 1 in 10 children and young people has a mental health disorder.
Schools are on the frontline when it comes to supporting children and young people's mental wellbeing. Staff working in schools are ideally placed to recognise and respond to early signs of mental health difficulties in children and young people. The below series of films, featuring some of the Centre's child mental health experts, aim to provide help and guidance to teachers on a range of issues including low mood, anxiety and self-harm.
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Cyra Neave, Senior Clinician at the Anna Freud Centre, shares information about anxiety and how you can support a child or young person experiencing anxiety in an education setting.
Advice for Mental Health Lead in Schools
Jaime Smith gives some tips for those working as mental health leads in schools or colleges.
Dr. Rina Bajaj provides advice to school staff about helping young people who may have experienced a bereavement.
Creating a Safe Environment in Schools
Dr. Rina Bajaj speaks about how schools can help to create a safe environment for both pupils and staff members.
Depression in Adolescents
Dr. Roslyn Law explains how school staff can support adolescents who may be suffering with depression.
Brenda McHugh, Consultant Psychotherapist, gives advice to school staff about engaging with parents.
Engaging Parents and Carers: Advice from Parent Champion
Parent Champion, Nicola, gives advice about how schools can best engage with parents and carers.
Dr. Rina Bajaj gives advice to school staff about helping young people deal with exam stress.
Looked after Children: Advice
Dr. Sheila Redfern gives advice to school staff who may be working with looked after children.