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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Depression in Adolescents
Dr. Roslyn Law explains how school staff can support adolescents who may be suffering with depression.
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.
Dr. Rina Bajaj provides advice to school staff about helping young people who may have experienced a bereavement.
Dr. Peter Fuggle discusses how school staff can support pupils who may be dealing with anxiety.
Advice for Mental Health Lead in Schools
Jaime Smith gives some tips for those working as mental health leads in schools or colleges.