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.
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.
Advice for Mental Health Lead in Schools
Jaime Smith gives some tips for those working as mental health leads in schools or colleges.
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.
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.