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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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  • Schools in Mind network

    Professor Peter Fonagy, Chief Executive of the Centre discusses why the Schools in Mind network is so important.

  • Mentalization

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anxiety

    Dr. Peter Fuggle discusses how school staff can support pupils who may be dealing with anxiety.

  • 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.

  • Engaging Parents and Carers: Advice from Parent Champion

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

  • 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.

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