First things first, a lot of people have been enquiring about the possibility of September INSET – this is absolutely something CWMT can help with. We are happy to provide free mental health training to suit your requirements so don’t hesitate to make an enquiry via our form or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (We can book further ahead too of course).
I’ve got some great resources to share with you all today. I hope you find them useful:
Mental Health Resources:
- Supporting Young People who Self-Harm: Help Sheets - These info sheets address all the questions I’m most frequently asked please use & share. Feel free to upload them to your own site.
- 4 Strategies for Getting Through Panic Attacks and How to Help a Friend
- 7 Simple Ways to Calm Anxious Thoughts and Feelings
- Six things to consider when looking for a therapist
- Implementing a Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing programme in your school – Clare Erasmus is the newly appointed Mental Health Lead at Magna Carta School. She has been kind enough to agree to share her journey through a series of regular blog posts.
Please take time to read, support and question.
Post 1: Getting started
Post 2: Developing the infrastructure
- Capita Mental Health in Schools Conference Slides and Useful Links – Following my presentations about overcoming barriers to supporting mental health in schools and implementing effective peer mentoring. Here you can access my slides and useful related links.
Reports, Guidance and Research:
- New report published on Suicide by Children and Young People in England
- ‘Mind and Body’ – Early intervention for young people at risk of self-harm
- Self-harm interventions in schools, Tina Rae article in Education and Health Journal
- Lightning Review: Access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, May 2016
- NSPCC report: How safe are our children? UK Child Protection Overview 2016
Jessica Kingsley Publishing have put together catalogues of their pastoral education, mental health and wellbeing books so you can see them all in one place.
Quote Y16 to get a 10% discount. If you’d like to place an order of 20 or more books in any combination, I can negotiate an author discount for you – email email@example.com.
Books I’ve recently highlighted and uploaded previews of to the blog include:
Aimed at children aged 4 and above and focuses on the power of imagination to combat overpowering emotional and physical dysregulative feelings, through the use of creative and powerful strategies that utilise mindfulness, deep breathing, and grounding physical exercises.
A unique resource for educators and parents of children aged 5-11 to instil confidence and resilience across a range of topics such as a lack of body confidence, low self-esteem, friendship issues, bullying, social media and peer pressure.
Can be used to help explore visual and auditory hallucinations often associated with conditions such as Schizophrenia.
Describes and explains young people’s many anxieties about sex and sexuality and suggests ways of working supportively to diminish those anxieties.
Participate in Research:
Lucas is a PhD student we fund – he’d love an hour of your time to find out how best we can support schools in promoting pupil mental health
UCL are looking for mothers to participate in a study about eating disorders. They are looking for mothers either with an eating disorder history or with no history or mental health issues.
City University London study seeking people now aged 18-23 to share their experience of therapy received at age 16-18.
I hope there was something helpful in here for you.
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I’m working on a couple of exciting projects including a free schools’ mental health conference which I’m hoping to hold in Durham in November and a free to join mental health book club which where you’d be able to receive a free book once a term and access exciting extras like lesson plans and an author Q&A. Watch this space!
I’ve also finally submitted the manuscript for ‘The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal’ which I hope will be a fun and informative positive coping tool for 8-14 year olds – out in December.
With best wishes to you all and a great big thank you with a cherry on top for the huge amounts of hard work you are doing to support children and young people. You make a difference every day.
P.S. you might like my new book ‘Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing’ – I’ve had some lovely feedback from people around the world who are using it in English, Drama and PSHE lessons as well as in therapeutic settings or just as a personal reader.
Dr Pooky Knightsmith Director: Children Young People & Schools Programme Charlie Waller Memorial Trust 07590 446 791 | firstname.lastname@example.org | @PookyH | about Pooky | Newsletter Signup www.cwmt.org.uk