Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing

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.

National Guidance

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

Public Health England’s Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing: a whole school and college approach

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

Building Children and Young People’s Resilience in Schools by Public Health England and UCL Institute of Health Equity

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

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy for Children and Young People in Hampshire 2019 - 2024

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - ensure your messages to families are in line with the latest Public Health England advice

Advice and Resources

Department for Education Teaching about Mental Wellbeing Guidance

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 to 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays).

ThinkNinja is an app available to all 11-18 year olds in Hampshire. It is specifically designed to educate young people about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills to build resilience and stay well

Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Camhs)

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Educational Psychology support offer during Coronavirus

Hampshire Youth Access (HYA) provide advice, support and counselling for children and young people aged 5 - 17 across Hampshire. It is a partnership that offers one to one, group and online support to children and young people, and advice and information to anyone concerned about a child or young person’s emotional wellbeing.

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. They have produced a guide to Support Schools and Colleges through disruption by Covid-19

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

NHS Every Mind Matters Mental health and self-care for young people

Samaritans DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening) offers free resources for education professionals to help develop resilience in young people

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust resources and information for schools and parents on depression, emotional wellbeing and self-harm. Leaflets to download.

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Managing Self-Harm Toolkit

The truth about self-harm booklet to download from the Mental Health Foundation

Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton (HIPS) safeguarding children self-harm pathway

Prevention and Postvention Protocol for Hampshire Schools and Colleges

Services to support children and young people experiencing bereavement and loss in Hampshire

Papyrus charity for the prevention of young suicide

Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff by the Carers Trust

Staff Mental Health in Education toolkit

Information for governors and trustees on supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools

Free e-learning

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