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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  • 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.

  • Young People and Traumatic Events

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

  • Depression in Adolescents

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

  • Exam Stress

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

  • 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.

  • Low Mood

    Dr. Peter Fuggle, explains how school staff can support a child or young person who may be experiencing low mood.

  • Bereavement

    Dr. Rina Bajaj provides advice to school staff about helping young people who may have experienced a bereavement.

  • Self Harm

    Dr. Peter Fuggle gives advice to school staff who may be working with a child they suspect is self-harming.

  • Sleep Problems

    Emma Morris gives advice to school staff about helping young people who may be experiencing sleep problems.

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