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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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  • Measuring Wellbeing in Schools

    Dr. Jessica Deighton, discusses why and how schools can measure the wellbeing of their pupils and students.

  • Personal Experience of a Young Champion

    Michelle, one of the Centre's Young Champions, talks about her personal experiences and how schools may have been able to help more.

  • Engaging Parents

    Brenda McHugh, Consultant Psychotherapist, gives advice to school staff about engaging with parents.

  • Looked after children: Awareness

    Dr. Sheila Redfern gives advice to school staff who may be working with looked after children.

  • Looked after Children: Advice

    Dr. Sheila Redfern gives advice to school staff who may be working with looked after children.

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