Mental health



Family alcohol misuse

A learning programme to support children who are affected by parental alcohol misuse has been launched by The Children’s Society.


Teaching mental health

As SATs approach, how can we teach children about their mental health and handling any pressure that they may be feeling? Continuing her therapeutic schools series, Shahana Knight discusses ways to incorporate teaching about mental health and wellbeing into the school week



Healthy: Inside and Out

A range of resources has been made available to help schools mark Children’s Mental Health Week, which takes place from February 4 to 10, 2019.


Mental health support

Resources have been released to support teachers and school staff when it comes to issues of pupil mental health and wellbeing.


#HandsUp4HealthyMinds

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is launching a new set of free resources, designed to support young people aged 8 to 24.


Creating a therapeutic school: Classroom environments

In a new regular series for Headteacher Update, expert Shahana Knight will advise schools on supporting the emotional and mental health of children and staff, offering easy-to-implement and cost-effective activities. Here she focuses on the classroom environment and a useful whole-school idea





Safer Internet Day 2018

Talking about online safety is a vital part of helping children to stay safe in the world today. Hannah Broadbent looks ahead to this year’s Safer Internet Day on February 6


Mental health toolkit launched

A toolkit to help schools face the challenges of mental health and wellbeing has been published by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB).





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