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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  • The Adolescent Brain: Understanding Behaviour

    Dr. Dickon Bevington explains the changes that are happening during adolescent brain development and how they can impact upon behaviour.

  • The Adolescent Brain: Practical Advice for Schools

    Dr. Dickon Bevington explains how school staff can support adolescents who are going through changes in their brain which can impact upon behaviour.

  • Mentalization

    Dr. Peter Fuggle speaks about what mentalization is, and how the principle can be applied to staff working in schools.

  • Advice for Mental Health Lead in Schools

    Jaime Smith gives some tips for those working as mental health leads in schools or colleges.

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Resources

    Jaime Smith gives advice to anyone working in a school setting about resources that support CYP mental health and wellbeing.

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