Good mental health and emotional wellbeing is the foundation for young people to thrive and succeed. From dealing with exam anxiety to self harm, poor mental health and emotional wellbeing can affect many pupils. Schools can support pupils achieve and maintain good mental health and emotional wellbeing through education and awareness, offering tools and techniques, and promoting positive mental health throughout all school activities. This supports the 2019 OFSTED framework, Section 28 Personal Development: …help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy.
Future in Mind report: promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing by the Department of Health and NHS
Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department of Education
A public health approach to promoting young people’s resilience report by the Association for Young People’s Health and funded by Public Health England
Five Year Forward View for mental health, report from the NHS independent taskforce
Mental Health and behaviour in schools guidance from the Department of Education
Advice and Resources
ChatHealth confidential text messaging service with a school nurse to support young people aged 11-19 in Hampshire on 07507 332160 available Monday to Friday from 9am-4.30pm (excluding bank holidays)
Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Camhs)
Schools in Mind Resources for Schools from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. It contains a teaching toolkit, parent booklet and advice for staff.
EIF Guidebook provides information about early intervention programmes that have been evaluated and shown to improve outcomes for children and young people
Young Minds resources for schools which can be filtered by age group
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust resources and information for schools and parents on depression, emotional wellbeing and self-harm. Leaflets to download.
The truth about self-harm booklet to download from the Mental Health Foundation
Simon Says is a Hampshire charity that provides child bereavement support
Papyrus charity for the prevention of young suicide
Staff Mental Health in Education toolkit
The Zero Suicide Alliance has developed this free suicide prevention training. which can be done in stages
MindEd free educational resources for adults on children and young people’s mental health