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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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  • 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.

  • Measuring Wellbeing in Schools

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

  • 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.

  • Low Mood

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

  • 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.

  • Exam Stress

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

  • Engaging Parents and Carers: Advice from Parent Champion

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

  • Engaging Parents

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

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