Healthy Schools

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health problems in young people can result in lower educational attainment and are strongly associated with behaviours that pose a risk to their health. By supporting pupils to develop key skills associated with resilience and providing them with strategies to recognise early signs of distress, we believe that in many cases it is possible to prevent the need for more intensive therapeutic care.

We provide a range of resources for staff, pupils and their families to gain a greater understanding about mental health, risk factors and strategies that can be used to develop resiliency.

For more information please contact clare.ledsham@mft.nhs.uk .

Training & Events

DfE Senior Mental Health Leads Training - 6th December

External Primary Secondary Special

Senior Mental Health Leads TrainingAs part of the WER programme, the Department of Education offered a senior member of schools or colleges...

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Supporting Children with ACES and Trauma Training (in-house)

Priority Primary Secondary Special

Adverse childhood experiences and trauma can have long lasting implications to a young persons mental health and even physical health. The t...

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Mental Health Leads Network 3 - 2nd May

External Primary Secondary Special

Our final Mental Health Leads network will be on the 2nd May.The network aims to share updates in the Mental Health area locally and nationa...

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Resources

Understanding Anxiety and Panic Attacks

This booklet, produced by the mental health charity MIND, is aimed at anyone who experiences anxiety. It looks into the causes of anxiety, its effects and how you can reduce it to a manageable level. It also provides some information about severe anxiety, including panic attacks and panic disorder.

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Future in Mind- Information for Children and Young People

This easy read version of the Future in Mind report provides an insight into how the Department of Health and the NHS are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in England. It explains the five main ideas behind the report and why things need to change as well as the 2020 vision and how services can work together to make this happen.

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Future in Mind Report (2015)

This document, published by the Department of Health, makes a number of proposals to improve mental health services for young people by 2020. These include: tackling stigma and improving attitudes to mental illness, introducing more access and waiting time standards for services, establishing ‘one stop shop’ support services in the community, and improving access for children and young people who are particularly vulnerable.

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