An Educator’s Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in School

The publishers of this book say : “A brilliant and practical collection of essays by educators, psychologists and counsellors, highlighting the critical importance of mental health and wellbeing of students in our schools. The book has been collated and edited by…
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‘Transform school culture to boost mental health’

Writing in the Times Educational Supplement , Natasha Devon says: “Last week, Damian Hinds announced that there would be mandatory mental health education in all primary and secondary schools across England from 2020. The education secretary’s proposal states that children should be taught how to be more…
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Bad Education

Half of mental illness in adult life starts before the age of 15 … and three-quarters by age 18. [i] Meanwhile, the children and young people of today face heightened pressures and stresses … witness a big uptick in the numbers…
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Stop stressing out our kids – why children’s mental health is as important as academic achievement

Emily-Jane Clark, writing in the Metro: “‘My brain won’t let me sleep,’ wept my six-year-old daughter as she cried inconsolably in my arms last night. Since starting Year Two in September, my normally happy little girl has become tired, emotional,…
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Drugs alone won’t cure the epidemic of depression. We need strategy

In my own odyssey through this valley of shadows I have mulled over three approaches – between them, they offer a pathway to a wider societal cure. The Guardian article below is from Mark Rice-Oxley, author of Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery : “It’s become…
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