mental health

Workshops are extremely important in a school environment to promote pupils’ wellbeing and increase awareness of topics. 

Here, Richard Fitzgerald, the head teacher at Langdon Park School, discusses how workshops are valuable for students, staff and parents as well as highlighting how workshops in the future must become proactive by nature. 

 

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Andrea Chatten is the Managing Director & Lead Children's Emotional & Behavioural Psychologist at Unravel. She is also the author of The Blinks novels supporting children's well-being. Here, she discusses the work that psychology service Unravel does with children, their teachers and their families…

World Mental Health Day green ribbon Mental Health can affect anyone at any time or any age, and our younger members of society are particularly vulnerable. Teachers need to be aware of the issues around the subject and look out for warning signs that could help support children.

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Monday 07 October 2019

Founded in 2015, Rocking Ur Teens is a social enterprise that equips young people with the skills that leaders of the future need. It does this through its annual events. To date, Rocking Ur Teens has welcomed over 1,500 students and teachers at its conferences. Over the next five years, Rocking Ur Teens aims to expand its impact by growing its mentoring programme. Their mission as an event is to allow students to "develop entrepreneurial spirit, agility and flexibility, character, self esteem and good mental health."

There is now a realization by governments that schools play an important role in promoting good mental health. And there’s pressure on schools to deliver.

Promoting robust mental health is now a formal part of the PSHE curriculum, yet there’s very little available to schools in terms of support and resources.

Mental health advocate, Fergus Crawley, visited George Heriot’s School as part of the school’s initiative to encourage its young people to be open about mental health and speaking out.

During his visit to the Edinburgh school, where he addressed both junior and senior school pupils, Edinburgh-born Fergus (23) talked openly about the difficulties he faced with the transition to university, as well as his own suicide attempt in 2016, and provided advice he wished he had known at the time.

CV-Library offers advice to those who are feeling overworked or struggling with mental health

Research from leading job site, CV-Library, has found that the majority of education professionals (65.1%) actually only take one or two sick days a year. What’s more, only 14.3% said they have ‘pulled a sickie’ in the last 12 months. 

For many children, the start of the new school year is a time of great excitement. The first day back after the summer holidays is a great time to catch up with friends, but it’s also a time to look to the future and take advantage of the many exciting opportunities that are in store.

Healthcare innovation company, Chanua Health, has built a 3D-printed brain to teach students about mental health. With support via the LCR 4.0 project and delivery partner Sensor City, Chanua Health was able to access and implement 3D printing technology to create a model that enables students to learn about the different parts of the brain in an interactive and engaging way.

The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (80.3%) of education professionals agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work. In fact, half (50.1%) have considered resigning from a job due to lack of support. That’s according to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.