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.
Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools
Professor Miranda Wolpert gives advice to anyone working in a school setting about how they can support the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care.
Advice for Mental Health Lead in Schools
Professor Miranda Wolpert provides advice for those working as mental health leads in schools.
Dr. Rina Bajaj gives advice to school staff about helping young people deal with exam stress.
Liz Cracknell gives advice to school staff about helping young people in their schools who may be using substances such as drugs or alcohol.
Dr. Peter Fuggle, provides advice to school staff who may be working with a child with low mood.
Dr. Rina Bajaj gives advice to school staff about helping young people who may have experienced a bereavement.
Dr. Peter Fuggle gives advice to school staff who may be working with a child they suspect is self-harming.
Emma Morris gives advice to school staff about helping young people who may be experiencing sleep problems.