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.
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.
Young People and Traumatic Events
David Trickey explains how school staff can support children and young people who have experienced a traumatic event.
Depression in Adolescents
Dr. Roslyn Law explains how school staff can support adolescents who may be suffering with depression.
Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools
Professor Miranda Wolpert gives advice to all school staff about supporting the mental health and wellbeing of 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, explains how school staff can support a child or young person who may be experiencing low mood.