Here’s my latest column for Sec Ed magazine where I’m the resident mental health expert. Read all my columns here. One of the easiest mistakes to make when supporting a young person who has been struggling with mental ill health, is to take our foot off the pedal too soon. When weight is restored, scars […]
What is mental wellbeing, why should schools measure it and how do they decide which measures to use? To help answer these questions, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families recently filmed trainer Lee Atkins delivering a workshop on ‘Measuring and Monitoring Children and Young People’s Mental Wellbeing in Schools and Colleges’. The […]
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is looking forward to attending this conference, and very pleased that delegates who have heard about the event through us are eligible for a discount. Email us to get the code! Tickets can be purchased here. The International Positive Education Network (IPEN), The University of Buckingham and #iwill are bringing together […]
Stronger Minds and Leeds Beckett University are collaborating for their first conference on mental health in schools. See the event flyer below and visit the website for information and booking. Find out about other events on youth mental health here.
Here is a blog post by Bradford Grammar School Headmaster Simon Hinchliffe as they launch ‘Spotlight on Happiness’ We want to play our part by sharing our voices, through this public resource, to benefit everyone, not just the few. To understand the true benefits of being open about well-being and mental health in schools, you […]
This article was originally published on the University of Reading website, view it here. Broadening the choice of treatments for depression offered by mental health trusts could result in huge long-term benefits, The Charlie Waller Institute has said following the largest ever study of teenagers with the condition. The research, published in Lancet Psychiatry on […]
Below is some information on what The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust looks for when recruiting Schools trainers. We are looking for trainers with experience delivering primary school training, and trainers based in the North and North East of England. If you’re interested then please email your CV and some dates for training when you can be observed (instead […]
SCOTTISH EATING DISORDERS INTEREST GROUP (SCIO) CARERS’ CONFERENCE 2017 Saturday 4th March 2017 The Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DP 9.30am-4pm Book Now For other events about youth mental health, click here.
Waller Trainer Rachel Welch recently helped write a resource on Year 6 wellbeing during SATs. This blog post was written by Sophie Bessemer for Third Space Learning. It is widely understood that positive health and wellbeing – including mental health – contribute to a child’s ability to flourish, thrive and achieve (Public Health England, 2014). Indeed […]
On Tuesday 7th February, Pooky will be speaking at Hays Education’s breakfast seminar on “Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Children and Implementing Whole School Approaches” Pooky will share practical ideas to enable you to make a tangible difference to the wellbeing of both your students and staff. You’ll explore how to develop and implement effective and relevant […]