News & Events in June 2014

Schools should teach people about emotional wellbeing.

30 June, 2014

The PSHE Association held its annual conference last week and announced the reuslts of a survey, which showed that 90% of parents believe schools should teach children about emtional wellbeing and mental health, alongside subject like maths and science.
We support this position and believe that good emotional wellbeing and mental health should be at the heart of the ethos and culture of every school to underpin the attainment of good academic qualifications.

New Guidelines for supporting Young Peoples' Mental Health

21 June, 2014

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has just issued new guidelines for supporting young peoples' mental health.
The guidelines are aimed to help youth workers better support young people and embed effective mental wellbeing practices in youth organisations.
Please find out more about this resource and the MHF Right Here programme.

Department of Education issues advice to schools on mental health

16 June, 2014

The Department of Education has just issued advice to schools on mental health and behaviour. It gives schools practical advice on how to identify and support pupils with unmet mental health needs and will give teachers the confidence to:

  • 'differentiate between poor behaviour linked to mental health problems and poor behaviour which cannot be explained in this way'