Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools

Schools play an essential part in promoting positive social and emotional wellbeing for all their pupils and are ideally placed to recognise early signs of problems and support families as well as the child/YP in school.  The following link will provide further information regarding supporting emotional wellbeing and mental health in schools.

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/ils/HealthandEmotionalWellbeing/mentalhealth.aspthis external link will open in a new window

The Department for Educationthis external link will open in a new window (DfE) has updated guidance for schools on supporting pupils with mental health problems. Updates include: information about school responsibilities in relation to mental health; how to identify behaviours that might be related to mental health problems; working with external professionals and agencies; where to find further support.  Mental health and behaviour in schools (PDF)this external link will open in a new window 

The Anna Freud Centre has recently published a booklet Supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools: engaging with all parents and carersthis external link will open in a new window which explores a range of ways for schools to help children by engaging with parents and carers to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The booklet also includes tips as well as case studies showing both parent and schools’ perspectives.

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