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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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  • Substance Use

    Liz Cracknell gives advice to school staff about helping young people in their schools who may be using substances such as drugs or alcohol.

  • Exam Stress

    Dr. Rina Bajaj gives advice to school staff about helping young people deal with exam stress.

  • Depression in Adolescents

    Dr. Roslyn Law explains how school staff can support adolescents who may be suffering with depression.

  • Young People and Traumatic Events

    David Trickey explains how school staff can support children and young people who have experienced a traumatic event.

  • Staff Wellbeing in Schools

    Claire Ely speaks about the importance of school staff looking after their own wellbeing, and how senior leaders can support this.

  • Engaging Parents and Carers: Advice from Parent Champion

    Parent Champion, Nicola, gives advice about how schools can best engage with parents and carers.

  • Measuring Pupil Wellbeing

    Nick Tait from CORC discusses how schools can measure pupil wellbeing, and considerations that should be taken into account when doing so.

  • Anxiety

    Dr. Peter Fuggle discusses how school staff can support pupils who may be dealing with anxiety.

  • 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.

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