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There are other organisations and charities that are working hard to support schools face the challenges of rising mental health problems. For an excellent selection of teaching resources and information, do check out the following;

Schools in Mind – The Anna Freud Foundation

Through Schools in Mind you can access:

  • Resources to support your school to measure and monitor the wellbeing of your pupils
  • Innovative new approaches to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Training for school staff in new, effective techniques and interventions
  • Opportunities for your school to take part in ground-breaking research
  • Ideas to support school staff wellbeing and mental health
  • Opportunities to network with dedicated staff from other schools who lead on mental health and wellbeing

Samaritans – Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening

DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening) is a free teaching resource aimed at students aged approximately 14 and over and inclusive of all abilities and learning styles. It has been developed by Samaritans in consultation with young people and schools across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Boing Boing resilience framework

The Resilience Framework summarises a set of ideas and practices that promote resilience. It is based on a body of research and practice development called Resilient Therapy (RT). This was originally developed by Angie Hart and Derek Blincow, with help from Helen Thomas and a group of parents and practitioners

CORC Child Outcomes Research Consortium

CORC has over a decade of experience in measuring children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. They support education providers to understand the needs of their pupils and monitor the impact of the support they provide.

They can help you with:

  1. Understanding the big picture: measure strengths and difficulties across year groups using Wellbeing Measurement for Schools>
  2. Evaluation and improvement: through bespoke support or CORC for School Membership >
  3. Free resources and guidance for schools: helping you to plan your own approach>

Thrive

The Thrive Approach;

What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.

The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In addition, the Approach can equip you to work in a targeted way with children and young people who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.

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