I’ve got some great resources to share with you all today. I hope you find them useful:
Mental Health Resources:
These info sheets address all the questions I’m most frequently asked please use & share. Feel free to upload them to your own site.
You are welcome to use these resources we developed in partnership with Young Minds and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in any way you see fit. I hope you like them.
They are also shared as individual pages on the site which you can link to:
Head teacher Simon Fox shares learning from the journey he is going on with CAMHS to develop an integrated approach to pupil mental health
Lots of lovely books for exploring mental health and emotional wellbeing issues with under 11s
MindEd for families provides support to parents looking to learn more about mental health issues
My opinions. I hope this will help you sway any reluctant colleagues that we really do need to have these important discussions.
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.
Blog posts highlighting events:
I hope this event at Magna Carta School in Surrey will be the first of many (would your school like to host one? Be in touch..) I am hugely looking forward to kicking off the evening as I have the honour of providing the opening keynote. Free event.
Following the success of last year’s event, this year’s event is bigger and better. We are proud to support.
Upcoming Events where I’m speaking
(please come along)
2016 Youth Mental Health Teachmeet – 6th June Runnymede, Surrey – Free event
Forum Training mental health in schools conference – London – 15th June
London 16th June, Leeds 23rd June
Mental Health and Wellbeing: Supporting students and removing barriers to learning – SecEd: Birmingham 17th June
Improving Mental Health Support for School Pupils – Westminster Briefings – 21st June, London
The Telegraph Festival of Education – 23rd to 24th June Wellington School
Building resilience and supporting student mental wellbeing – Optimus – Northumberland (email for details, further dates to follow)
Mental Health in Schools Conference – Capita – 28th June, London
Promoting Healthy Young Minds – Jersey Mind – 4th – 5th July – Free event
Fully Funded Mental Health Training and Workshops
At the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust we are currently working hard to increase our capacity to deliver funded training and workshops to pupils, parents and staff (at schools and other organisations) and have been adding to our team of associate trainers. I am no longer delivering sessions to individual schools and organisations – these sessions are delivered by our team of trainers who are excellent and who will each have a page on the website soon.
I am, however, still (diary allowing) delivering presentations at events that bring colleagues from many organisations together so please do be in touch if you’d like me to speak at a cluster event or conference – firstname.lastname@example.org
Whew… I had more to share than I realised. I’ll write again sooner next time. I’ve got a pile of book reviews to publish so please keep an eye on the site for those. If you have an experience you’d like to share via the blog or a book, website or resource you’d like to review please let me know – email@example.com. Anyone who wants to receive my mailings can sign up here – please encourage friends and colleagues to do so. Each signup makes me smile (I feel like we’re a big team..)
Very best wishes and thank you for all the hard work you are doing to support children and young people.
P.S. my new book ‘Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing’ is now available to purchase. I’m kind of nervous about sharing it as whilst it is written as a practical tool, it also charts my personal (ongoing) journey navigating anorexia, self-harm, depression and anxiety. Proceeds go to Place2Be
Dr Pooky Knightsmith
Director: Children Young People & Schools Programme
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust