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The Key Adult – Making a difference

Teachers who are lucky enough to have found the time to become “attachment/trauma aware” will know the incredible power of relationships on children with attachment and trauma issues. (If you do want to read up on this area please see Betsy De Thierry, Margot Sutherland, Dr Tina Rae or the fantastic book on attachment I

By |2018-01-16T21:51:27+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hope as an SEMH Intervention

The Russian philosopher and write Dostoyevsky once said, “To live without hope is to cease to live”. In my experiences within school, the power of hope is widely underestimated as a wellbeing intervention yet has the power to underpin all the good work that is done day to day in a school. As much as

By |2018-01-16T21:54:09+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|0 Comments

Mental Health Green Paper – Mental Health Lead – Opinion

Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper - Mental Health Leads - Opinion The long awaited mental health green paper is finally out. Will it make a difference? Only time will tell. I've been looking through it and here are my thoughts on the first of the three key themes: Designated

By |2018-01-24T18:20:43+00:00December 10th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, SEMH|Tags: |1 Comment

Mental Health First Aid Youth Training Course Teacher Review

Interest in SEMH in schools is growing by the day and Mental Health First Aid Youth is the latest government scheme designed to put a “champion” in every school. But what does it actually look like? Having just completed it, I feel obliged to blog my review. Mental Health First Aid Youth is a two

By |2017-07-04T17:10:24+00:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Review|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why Teachers Are Filling Therapist Waiting Rooms Across The UK

Finally it is being accepted widely -  we are facing a huge mental health crisis in UK schools right now. However, what is yet to be fully understood is the scale to which teachers across the UK are scrambling to improve their own mental health against a backdrop of ever increasing demands and ever decreasing

By |2017-06-11T16:35:28+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

We Need A New Approach To Mental Health And We Need It Now

In terms of the emerging crisis of children’s mental health, schools who believe they have seen the tip of the iceberg have only really just noticed its getting a little chilly. As more and more headlines herald the crisis and teachers scramble to be more roles to more students than ever before, the truth is

By |2017-06-11T16:50:51+00:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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