Virtual conference: Mental health in schools – where next?

21 September 2021

1 in 10 children reported as having a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder. 70% of children have not had appropriate interventions at an early age. 75% of all education staff…

Access a free mental health planner for schools

9 September 2021

Clare Erasmus has written a new book, The Designated Mental Health Lead Planner, which provides guidance for designated mental health leads to ensure they know what to do, when to do it and how they can achieve the…

Creating better awareness of women’s health in the workplace

11 July 2021

Women make up 75.8% of the teaching workforce.  Supporting wellness for women through huge life events such as menopause and even infertility can increase staff retention and save schools a…

Mental health and wellbeing support in one place

1 July 2021

Mental health and wellbeing support for teachers, school staff and school leaders   The DfE has brought together the information about the various mental health support offers and training available to…

Supervision for DSLs

30 June 2021

A trial already running in 30 areas will be extended to up to 10 new local authorities to provide supervision for designated safeguarding leads, working with up to a further…

Reducing workload – practical, tested strategies

28 June 2021

Reducing teacher workload may seem like a daunting challenge. Hear from school-based colleagues about how they met that challenge.  These live online events will showcase how a range of schools…

Guide for parents: transition to secondary school

25 June 2021

Supporting children's transition to secondary school is an evidence-based guidance for parents and carers, written with input from clinicians at the Anna Freud Centre and teachers. This short guide provides tips about how…

Post lockdown – children in crisis

16 June 2021

Exploring the links between social distancing and the mental health of children in poverty.  The Childhood Trust has published a report on the effect of the pandemic on children. Key…

Senior mental health lead training – grant available

15 June 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) is offering a senior member of staff in every school or college the opportunity to get a grant for training to help the lead develop or introduce…

DfE publish Education Staff Wellbeing Charter

12 May 2021

Last week the Department for Education published the education staff wellbeing charter, which is a declaration of support for, and set of commitments to,the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working…

Supporting children affected by traumatic bereavement

9 May 2021

Traumatic bereavement may be easily missed or misunderstood, meaning children’s difficulties are not recognised by even the most supportive adults. A new portfolio of free, evidence-based resources for school staff and other…

Book review: The Wellbeing Toolkit

17 April 2021

Reviewer: Bretta Townend-Jowitt Seeking to help school leaders think and question practice to develop a ‘school culture for wellbeing to grow and thrive,’ this book is certainly a must read.…