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Tools Repository

Reducing barriers to learning.

Here is a bank of all of the tools, resources and links you can find throughout the 'Assess' section of the website. If you can't see what you're looking for but you know which stage of education you're looking for support with, don't forget to check that section on the here

   

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   ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’

This is the theme this year. Please visit https://wfmh.global/2021-world-mental-health-global-awareness-campaign-world-mental-health-day-theme/ ...Read more

   ‘My voice matters’

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ This is the theme for this years Children's Mental Health Week which runs from 5-11 February this year. Place 2 Be's website is offering free resources for all ages....Read more

   #AntiBullyingWeek

It's not too late to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anti-bullying-week-2021-one-kind-word-celebration-event-tickets-183617423657 We will be joined by some amazing speakers to highlight the importance of Anti-Bullying Week & the need to spread the One Ki...Read more

   #AntiBullyingWeek2021

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/anti-bullying-week-2021-toolkit?utm_source=afc&utm_medium=twit...Read more

   #Children’sMentalHealthWeek

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   #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek

Celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 and this year's theme of 'growing together' with Anna Freud NCCF free toolkits of resources for primary and secondary schools. ...Read more

   #ChildrensMentalhealthweek#7-13thFebruary2022

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   #HelloYellow

The official theme for the day is 'Mental Health is a universal human right'. However ITV are doing a campaign/task in collaboration with Hello Yellow called ‘Britain Get Talking’ which is better suited to children.There is an assembly video introducing the task by Ant and Dec to sho...Read more

   #KindnessMatters

NB: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ Did you know kindness can help reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing? Research shows that being kind has clear benefits for our mental health. Find out more about what these benefits are from the kindness matters guide ...Read more

   #Mental Health Awareness Week

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   #MentalHealthAwareness week 2022

Have you downloaded all your resources? https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week ...Read more

   #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

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   #PMHD

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   #StressAwarenessMonth

It's #StressAwarenessMonth and @StressMgtSoc are encouraging everyone to pick one action for their physical, mental and emotional ...Read more

   #WMHD2022

It's just 4 days until World Mental Health Day. Find out about how you can get involved and learn more about the day here: https://bit.ly/3fKsQoK ...Read more

   #WorldKindnessDay

World Kindness Day is coming up on November 13th. Follow the link for some help...Read more

   5 Steps Seminars

NB: Anna Freud The Anna Freud Centre has launched its 5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework, a simple, free and interactive tool to help schools develop a whole se...Read more

   6 days to go.. #WMHD

Don't forget to purchase you green badge in support of #worldmentalhealthday The green ribbon is the symbol of mental health awareness. ...Read more

   A good work-life balance

Anxiety can become a vicious cycle that’s hard to break out of. In a recent survey 29% of people said work was a source of anxiety, so it's important to keep a healthy work-life balance. Mental Health Foundation have got some useful tips: ...Read more

   A range of great Derby websites

Continue to provide support for the important work underway in schools to support staff, pupils and families in schools. Each of them has live resources and a rolling programme of supportive activity and training for schools. Visit them to see what’s available: ...Read more

   Active April resources

Life is happier when we get outside, move more & stay active Join in with @Action for happiness. ...Read more

   Adolescent Well-Being Scale

This a self-rating scale for depression in young people aged 11-16 years. Available here.It involves 18 questions...Read more

   Advice for loneliness

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek#IveBeenThere#Lonliness Here is some practical advice and tips on how to help yourself or others if you or they are feeling lonely. 1. Keep in touch with those around you Talk to friends and family. Sometimes a fr...Read more

   Anger management for staff in schools

Much attention is given to the need for school staff to manage student behaviour and anger. This resource from Education Support will cover this, but also how to deal with your own anger and that of colleagues. There is also information on what school leaders can do to support staff. ...Read more

   Anna Freud – Resources

Anna Freud, hosted through the MentallyHealthySchools.org.uk platform have a fantastic and expanding library of dedicated resources. From videos, to assembly plans, information and guidance, online activities and support with school policies and training, there is a huge amount to be found. ...Read more

   Anna Freud – Seminar

Anna Freud has helped to train thousands of educators to become Senior Mental Health Leads in their schools and colleges. They have arranged a free seminar to hear about how it's going, the challenges and how SMHLs can help transform the next generation's mental health! ...Read more

   Anna Freud NCCF @AFNCCF

In 2023 Anna Freud are running free training for school staff on delivering and evaluating effective mental health & wellbeing interventions in schools! Book your place now: https://crowd.in/RZ2Zp7...Read more

   Anna Freud NCCF Library

The Anna Freud centre have a new online research library which houses a collection of evidence based material on children and young people’s mental health written and co-written by the Centre staff. Explore: https://cr...Read more

   Anti-Bullying Week

This takes place 14-18 November this year. The theme is "Reach Out" The week will kick off with Odd Socks day on Monday 14th. Click on the following link for resources: ...Read more

   Anti-Bullying Week

https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week ...Read more

   Anti-Bullying Week

Odd Socks Day in schools FREE Odd Socks Day 2023 resources are now available for you to take part on Monday 13th November! ...Read more

   Autism acceptance week

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   Back to School

NB: Internet Matters As children get ready to start back at school, explore Internet Matters #backtoschool guidance to support them safely whether they're learning in person or online ...Read more

   Back to School 2021 toolkit

Follow the link for resources to help in dealing with mental health concerns. https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/back-to-school-2021-toolkit/ ...Read more

   Back to School 2023

Resources for starting Primary and Secondary School https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zssjtcw https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqy7p9q ...Read more

   Back to School Resources

NB: www.mentallywellschools.co.uk Free resources to improve mental health in schools. Browse the growing library of free created and curated mental health resources to benefit the mental health and wellbeing of your students and your staff. ...Read more

   BBC Live Lesson

Teachers, don’t miss BBC Live Romans Lesson on Monday 27 November, 11am! Grab your class and attempt to solve a mystery 2000 years in the making in this History Live Lesson for 7-11 year olds. ...Read more

   Black History Month

Black History Month activities for kids to use in the classroom this month or ways to discuss Black history throughout the school year, options for your classroom's, plus ways to include this year’s theme. ...Read more

   Black History Month resources

A set of resources for schools for Black History Month, focusing on mental health themes. ...Read more

   Book Talk cards

Peters downloadable book talk cards, these are perfect for Drop Everything and ...Read more

   Boundaries, Rest and Letting go

NB: EducationSupport We’re bringing together a panel of experienced #teachers, #HR leads and ...Read more

   Boxall Profiles

The Boxall Profile is an observational tool that focuses on identifying children’s developmental needs and the levels of skills they possess to access learning. It supports staff in developing greater observational skills and deepens understanding of children’s difficulties and can support t...Read more

   British Science Week starts tomorrow

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will place between 11-20 March 2022! Run by @BritSciAssoc ...Read more

   Burnout: recognising the signs and protecting yourself

NB: www.educationsupport.org.uk The term burnout was originally coined in the 1970s to describe the consequences of ‘severe stress and high ideals’ among the helping professions. These are fields where many feel a high level of moral purpose, a dedication to making a diffe...Read more

   Butler Self-Image Profile

The Self Image Profiles (SIP) are brief self report measures that tap the individual’s theory of self. There are 2 forms; the SIP-C for children aged 7 to 11 years and the SIP-A for adolescents aged 12 to 16 years. The SIP provides a visual display of self-image, enabling the child / young p...Read more

   Can we make prevention in mental health really work?

www.annafreud.org The Transformation Seminars are a series of free online events where we contemplate the future of children and young people’s mental health. Join us as we ask some of the most eminent names in mental health: what wou...Read more

   Childhood Trauma, the Brain and the Social World

NB: https://uktraumacouncil.org/ ...Read more

   Childline’s Calm Zone

There are lots of ways to feel calmer. The trick is finding out what works for each individual. Childline have free resources of ideas, games, tools and exercises designed to help children and young people stay calm as much as possible. To find out more click here: ...Read more

   Children’s Grounding & Soothing Strategies Booklet

Bridge the Gap are excited to share their NEW digital booklet! 81 pages packed with strategies to help children mange big/difficult emotions. Colour images & child friendly print gives children lots of ideas on how to ground & soothe. Also helps to support there valuable work. ...Read more

   Children’s Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week is starting tomorrow. 7-13 February 2022. This year's theme is Growing Together. Grab your resources here: www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk From virtual assemblies to growth stories... ...Read more

   Children’s Mental Health Week

This year’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (6-12 February 2023) theme is ‘Let’s Connect’. @Place2Be’s free school resources will help pupils and teache...Read more

   Children’s Mental Health Week, including Wear your Scarf to School Day

Are you ready to Support children’s mental health week, 7-13th Feb? Access your resources for Children's Mental Health Week and Wear your Scarf to School Day ht...Read more

   Children’s Mental Health Week: Meaningful relationships vital in helping young people thrive

NB: www.annafreud.org Today marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, and this year’s theme is ‘Let’s Connect’. Activities will focus on the healthy, meaningful and rewarding connections in children’s lives which enable them to thrive. ...Read more

   Christmas Booklet for Anxiety

Anxiety UK have produced this booklet to offer simple tips and techniques, for looking after yourself this Christmas, and to offer you the comfort that you are not alone.  ...Read more

   Compass Changing Lives

Compass Changing Lives provides a mental health support service for children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire Have you logged in recently? ...Read more

   Compassion and Wellbeing in Education Day

An exciting opportunity with UK and Worldwide leads. Click to book: https://www.derby.ac.uk/events/latest-events/compassion-and-wellbeing-in-education/ ...Read more

   Counting down to Children’s Mental Health week….

#Growingtogether Have you downloaded your free resource's??? https://mentallywellschools.co.uk/free-resources/ ...Read more

   Derby City White Ribbon Day campaign 2023

www.derbyyouthalliance.org.uk A group of 8 male students from across different secondary schools in Derby have come together to create a White Ribbon Day Campaign. ...Read more

   Derby Inclusion Conference

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   Derby Inclusion Conference… 5 weeks to go

Get your place booked... Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Inclusion Leaders, Behaviour leads, Senior Mental Health Leads, SENCos, Teachers, Governors. ...Read more

   Derby OA Inclusion Conference & Showcase

Schools are invited to attend the following conferences. Places are funded through the OA Inclusion Programme so they’re free to attend and schools are welcome to bring along several members of staff including Head Teachers, Senior Leaders, Behaviour Leads, SENCOs, Pastoral Leads, Governors, T...Read more

   Don’t forget to claim your free Children’s Mental Health Week pack

www.mentallywellschools.co.uk https://mentallywellschools.co.uk/childrens-mental-health-week-2023/ ...Read more

   DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE GUIDE TO TACKLING STUDENT ANXIETY

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/student-anxiety-guide?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Boosted%20Collage%20of%20guide%20pages&...Read more

   DSMHL Network dates

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   Empathy Week 27-02-23 to 02-03-23

Series of FREE webinars perfect for assemblies or lessons that bring empathy into your classroom this Empathy Week. https://www.empathy-week.com/registeredschoolaccesstoempathyweek2023event...Read more

   Every Mind Matters

Follow the link for the NHS top tips to support children and young people. #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek#2022 https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/supporting-others/childrens-mental-healt...Read more

   External Agency Support

Click below to check out our repository of useful links, contacts, and organisations that ...Read more

   Five ways to increase your happiness in 2022

NB: https://www.artofbrilliance.co.uk/ Top tips from the young teachers from Danielle aged 4 ...Read more

   Five ways to increase your happiness in 2022!

NB: https://www.artofbrilliance.co.uk/happi...Read more

   Forest Schools

NB: www.forestschoolassociation.org Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. A program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-es...Read more

   Free online tools & resources #childrensmentalhealthweek

Yes Futures empowers young people to develop confidence and resilience through personal development programmes in primary and secondary schools. https://www.yesfutures.org/resources-for-teachers ...Read more

   Free Resources

NB: Bridge the Gap Bridge the Gap have got immense information in providing resources to help you support pupil wellbeing. From helping you to understand their emotions and feelings, to giving you the knowledge and tools to support them. They have created a wealth of resources that are...Read more

   Free resources for Children’s Mental Health Week

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   Free tools for targeted support

Are you a #mentalhealth lead in a school or college? If so, you may find Anna Freud #TargetedSupport Toolkit useful. This free tool offer...Read more

   From Mental Health to Mental Wealth

www.artofbrilliance.co.uk At the art of brilliance their NEW Wellbeing Award can transform your team’s mental health! They want people to feel confident, resilient, creative, motivated, empathetic, agile, & who have real purpose in their lives. This programme equips them! Full d...Read more

   Get your pupils involved in the National Thank a Teacher Day celebrations!

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   Healthy Coping Strategies for Young People: Free Seminar

NB: @AnnaFreudNCCF Developing healthy coping strategies to deal with intense and difficult emotions is an important skill for young people. Learn more about them at Anna Freud next Schools in Mind seminar on 26 January: ...Read more

   Helping your pupils with the latest news

Some children may be upset by what's going on in the news at the moment. This guide from @BBCNewsround is full of advice for children on what to do if they are feeling sad about what they've seen, heard, or read in the news ...Read more

   Home Education Support

Off School website SDSA have produced a new website for schools to support helping their families to educate at home. Please visit: ...Read more

   How can teachers get the most out of relationships with the parents and carers of their students.

NB: www.educationsupport.org.uk Register for our free webinar for practical tips from a fantastic panel of experts: ...Read more

   How to tackle student anxiety

Primary School Teachers Are you concerned about pupil wellbeing in your school? Check out this FREE ‘how to tackle pupil anxiety’ guide, which includes expert advice and tips to improve pupil wellbeing. ...Read more

   INCLUSION CONFERENCE ‘VALUES INTO ACTION’

There is still time to book if you haven't already: Derby city schools and local organisations you are invited to join us for our InclusionConference. It aims to celebrate and share local expertise that are building in Derby city,supporting schools to be inclusive. ...Read more

   Inclusion Training

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   Inspirational book resources

NB: Dr Andy Cope@beingbrilliant www.artofbrilliance.co.uk Reading helps your brain stretch, as you create pictures in your mind. These pictures are unique, personal and can be an inspiration for your job, school and everything else. ...Read more

   International Day of Happiness

20th March is International Day of Happiness. Have you downloaded your free resources? The campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by ...Read more

   International Women’s Day

Click on the link for classroom resources: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/School-Resources ...Read more

   Let’s move more for our Mental Health

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   Links to the latest updates from the UK Government and NHS

Public Health have issued guidance on Mental Health specific to the COVID-19 outbreak, which includes guidance on keeping in touch, use of social media and additional advice for at-risk groups. Please view the full document here: ...Read more

   Looking after your Mental Health

NB: www.mentalhealth.org.uk Mental Health.org have lots of how-to... guides which include lots of evidence-based information on different ways that you can help to look after your mental health. They're all free to read online and download, or you can buy printed c...Read more

   Mental Health & Wellbeing in 5 simple steps

The Anna Freud Centre launched its free 5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework, which is an evidence-based tool which supports you to decide ...Read more

   Mental Health & Wellbeing resources

A whole host of great resources to support you individually and your colleagues on Education support's new revamped website. https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/resources/ ...Read more

   Mental Health and Well Being

Below is a quick link signposting to all the NHS recommended Mental Health and Well Being organisations that are used in Derbyshire. https://derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandw...Read more

   Mental Health Awareness Week

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek starts on 15 May. This years theme is Anxiety. ...Read more

   Mental Health Awareness Week – toolkit of resources

NB: Mentally healthy schools / Anna Freud To help schools celebrate the week, the website has some resources about nature and mental health. It’s important to keep the focus on mental health and wellbeing throughout the school year, beyond Mental Health Awareness W...Read more

   Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 toolkit

Don't forget to download your resources to help you this week. https://mentallyhe...Read more

   Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 toolkit of resources

NB: www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk https://mentallyhealthyschools.org...Read more

   Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 – Live Lesson

Where and when: Date: Monday 13 May 2024Time: 11:00Duration: 30 minutesLocation: bbc.co.uk/livelessonsThis programme is available to view fromhome or school, and no sign-up is required.Simply visit the website on the day andfollow the instru...Read more

   Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, 13 – 19 May

The theme this year is "Movement: Moving more for our Mental Health". Movement is important for our mental health. But so many of us struggle to move enough. We know there are many different reasons for this, so this Mental Health Awareness Week we are going to help pe...Read more

   Mental Health Awareness Week Toolkit

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   Mental Health Foundation Impact Report 2020 – 2021

NB: mentalhealth.org.uk The last year will be forever remembered for the global pandemic – a seismic event in all of our lives with impact in every area of society, including here at the Mental Health Foundation. ...Read more

   Mental Health in an Unequal World

3 days to go..... Follow the link for a free downloadable document with educational content, with the help of collaborators from all over the world. www.wmhd2021.com/index.php ...Read more

   Mental Health Masterclasses

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/schoolmh We are launching our Masterclasses, a series of online webinars covering a variety of topics, from Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum to Emotional Intelligence.  ...Read more

   Mental Health Masterclasses

NB: leedsbeckett.ac.uk Please note there is a cost for the masterclasse...Read more

   Mental Health Podcasts

NB: https://linktr.ee/mentalhealthfoundation Check out the 'Let's Talk: Mental Health' podcast brought to you by @mentalhealth. They have got together with different people & experts to chat about mental health. Available whe...Read more

   Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Awareness Week resources. Check out this selection of @beingbrilliant books. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek#Lonliness NB: Paid for resources ...Read more

   Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff

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   Mental Health Tips 2023

Happy New Year from Emotionally Healthy Schools. 🎆 http://MentalHealth.org.uk share some tips to help you protect your mental health in 2023: ...Read more

   Mental Health Training

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing.aspx This is primarily fo...Read more

   MHFA England – 2022 Round-up:

Mental Health First Aid England would like to share their top five most downloaded resources to help benefit you and your workplaces wellbeing throughout 2023. https://t.co/WHFWMxzLAe ...Read more

   Mindfulness in the Classroom

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   My self-care plan: Primary & Secondary

Anna Freud have put together some wonderful free resources: This #SelfCareSummer plan walks primary and secondary aged children through steps to help them create a simple self-care plan that works for them and t...Read more

   My Voice Matters

https://www.bouncetogether.co.uk/webinars Bounce together would like to invite you to an informative FREE webinar focused on empowering schools to give every child a voice. 📅 Date:Thursday 1st Februar...Read more

   National Autism Trainer Programme Conference in autistic mental health

Do you work with autistic people? Join Anna Freud's conference to learn how the National Autism Trainer Programme can improve how you work with autistic individuals! • Free • Tuesday 30 April, 12:30...Read more

   National Thank A Teacher Day

To celebrate National Than...Read more

   Neurodiversity Celebration Week

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   Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024

Have you got all your resources ready? Have you registered for the free events? https://www.neurodiversityweek.com/ ...Read more

   Non-attendance Training

Derby City Schools Emotionally Based School Non Attendance3 day course, cohort one starting Wednesday 18th October 2023This course is for infant, junior and primary schools and develops an understanding of the impact on students who are having severe difficulties attending scho...Read more

   Now and Beyond – Have you signed up?

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   Online Safety update

Bringing the latest in Online Safety to your doorstep. NB: www.saferinternet.org.uk The UK Safer Internet Centre are delighted to partner with the Derby and Derbyshire Safer Communities team from Derbyshire County Council to deliver a FREE Online Saf...Read more

   PANTS resources for schools and teachers

Lesson plans, classroom activities and more to help you talk PANTS Download our free Talk PANTS resources, teaching children the Underwear Rule to help keep them safe from abuse. We've developed: lesson plans slide presentations, and cl...Read more

   Parent Mental Health Day – free webinar

NB: https://stem4.org.uk/parentmentalhealthday/ ...Read more

   PASS survey

Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) is an all-age attitudinal survey that provides a measurement of a pupil’s attitudes towards themselves as learners and their attitudes towards school, suitable for pupils aged 4 to 18+. Available ...Read more

   PASS Survey at CODA

Mr. R Meehan, Assistant Head at the City of Derby Academy (CODA), talked to the Emotionally Health Schools team about the implementation, benefits and practicalities of using the PASS survey at the School for the first time. ...Read more

   Person-centred approaches

Person centred planning is a set of approaches designed to assist someone to plan their life and support. It has grown in both profile and usage across Derbyshire's children's services in recent years, especially since the introduction of the stronger families and safer children way of...Read more

   Poetry Teaching Resources

National Poetry Day is on October 5. This years focus is on the theme of refuge. Teaching resources for primary and secondary schools, helping you bring poetry to life in the classroom. ...Read more

   Positive Mental Health Whole-School Resource Pack

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/childrens-mental-health-week-2020-positive-mental-health-whole-school-resource-pack-t-lf-2548809 ...Read more

   Positive Relationships at School

This year, BBC Children in Need are calling on schools across the UK to celebrate the power of positive relationships, and the impact of these relationships in helping to support children and young people throughout the school years. Many children and young people experience some of th...Read more

   Prioritising your Mental Health and wellbeing as School staff

A moment to prioritise your mental health and wellbeing! This free interactive online webinar event is designed to be a moment for you to reflect on the ways you look after your mental health and wellbeing, find out tips on building more opportunities for rest in your ...Read more

   Pupil Voice

Pupil voice in schools means a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children and young people. It means placing value on what children and young people tell school staff about their experiences. ...Read more

   Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

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   Reminder: Understanding Mental Health for young people

The mental health charity 'Mind' has put together a useful guide for young people to help them gain a greater understanding of mental health, with some quick tips and guides aimed at helping them manage it. Check it out here: ...Read more

   Resources

We have been reading some fantastic books at the moment, this is just one of them. There is a vast choice out there to encourage, help and inspire our young people. ...Read more

   Resources for School

NB: time-to-change Have a look at these tried and tested sessions, activities, tool kits, training programmes and films with students and staff, to help this generation become more open about mental health than any before. From lessons, assem...Read more

   Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale (and Subscales) (RCADS)

The Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) is a 47-item, youth self-report questionnaire with subscales including: separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and low mood (major depressive disorder). It als...Read more

   Robin Banerjee’s* Socio-Emotional Profile Questionnaires

Socio-Emotional profile questionnaires are designed to help you gain additional information about a child or young person’s emotional health and well-being, as well as to give a picture of the peer relationships and levels of social acceptance and rejection within a class or tutor group. ...Read more

   Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day... Get you free teaching resources: https://www.internetmatters.org/digital-matters ...Read more

   Senior Mental Health Lead Training

Did you know the Department for Education is offering a grant of £1,200 for eligible state-funded schools to train a senior mental health lead? Schools can now claim a 2nd grant if the trained lead has left the setting.Don’t Miss Out! Click here to claim your grant now! ...Read more

   Shout’s ‘Little book of coping skills’

Shout 85258’s ‘Little Book of Coping Skills’ as seen from the things our texters tell Shout Volunteers they’ll do to help them feel better after a conversation. Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, worried, overwhelmed or low, this booklet has plenty of tips and techniqu...Read more

   Some good reads…

We have started off the year reading some good books and resources to help with our Mental Health and Wellbeing. Amazon currently have some good deals on various categories. Below is the link for Dr Alex George, "A Better Day" ...Read more

   Story Stem Assessment Profile Training

@AFNCCF A great training opportunity to learn how to use the story stem assessment profile to gain insight into how children aged four to nine perceive family roles, attachments, and relationships using a non-intrusive approach. Follow the link for course details. ...Read more

   Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

What is the SDQ? The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief behavioural screening questionnaire designed for 3-16 year olds.It exists in several versions to meet the needs of researchers, clinicians and educationalists. Available ...Read more

   Stress Awareness Day

NB: www.stress.org.uk/free-resources-2021 ...Read more

   Stress-busting tips: how to stay calm and in control

Education Support's webinar will offer practical advice and support for teachers and education staff. Follow the link to book your place: ...Read more

   Suicide Bereavement Training for Derby & Derbyshire – FREE ONLINE

NB: @dva.org.uk Joined Up Care Derbyshire have commissioned Harmless to deliver half day Suicide Bereavement training sessions online for staff and volunteers from a broad range of statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations, working within Derbyshire county and Ci...Read more

   Support for Staff

The government mental health and wellbeing guidance for COVID-19 is packed full of i...Read more

   Supporting each other:

How staff can help each other with mental health and wellbeing ...Read more

   Supporting each other: how staff can help each other with mental health and wellbeing

Get yourself booked onto this free webinar taking place: Tuesday 8th February 4-5pm 🕔 Get your FREE ticket here: https://t.co/CsmkEW4O36 ...Read more

   Taking Care of Teachers

NB: Education Support Get the tools you need to create a school culture that prioritises the mental health and wellbeing of teachers & all staff including: Staff wellbeing audit Mental health plan template Chec...Read more

   Talking about anxiety – Free Seminar

Have you booked on yet? This is an opportunity to attend a free seminar about anxiety in children and young people and practical tips for addressing it with a panel of experts on May 22nd 16.30-18.00.  The seminar is provided by Anna Freud. ...Read more

   Teacher Wellbeing

There's still time for you to get your ticket for Education Support webinar tomorrow, hosted with @AcademyTrust! Hear from their panel of experts and find out how to prioritise mental health and wellbeing in schools. Get your free ticket now ...Read more

   The art of giving up…

NB: Dr Andy Cope @beingbrilliant An interesting blog post... ...Read more

   The Leuven Scale

Manual: Well-being and Involvement in CareA process-oriented Self-evaluation Instrument forCare Settings...Read more

   The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale

The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing scale was developed to enable the monitoring of mental wellbeing in the general population and the evaluation of projects, programmes and policies which aim to improve mental wellbeing. It is designed to work with Children and Young People from the ...Read more

   The Wellbeing Workout kicks off today at 4pm……

The Wellbeing Workout is designed as a mental health ‘6-pack’. The 6 webinar programme is designed to equip you with knowledge, skills and know-how to upgrade to ‘best possible self’ more often... and it starts today at 4pm.The We...Read more

   Time to Talk Day 01.02.2024

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   Time To Talk Day 02/02/2023

NB: @Rethink Mental Illness @Mind This day is all about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health, by talking about it we can support ourselves and others. ...Read more

   Top tips on connecting with nature to improve our mental health

NB: Mental Health Foundation Including some simple ways of connecting with nature that don't involve climbing mountains. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/MH...Read more

   Top tips to support children and young people

NB: www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters Some children and young people would have enjoyed being off school, while others will have really struggled, keeping them at home and away from friends. Others may be coming to terms with family problems, loss or changes to their living situat...Read more

   Transforming school cultures through Relationships and Sex Education

https://services.derbyshire.gov.uk/Event/201299 Young people are telling us, in local ( RSE Portal Survey) and national (...Read more

   Transition toolkit

Thinking about the transition from Primary to Secondary Schools? The Anna Freud website has put together some amazing free resources. Follow the link for more information: ...Read more

   Ukraine Crisis Mental Health Visual Aid

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   Upcoming FREE webinars on mental health in school and colleges​

Webinars for teachers, school and college leaders https://t.co/Ol7szcoijW?amp=1 ...Read more

   Upcoming training opportunities

Kooth: Overcoming Mental Health Stigma in Muslim Communities (45 mins online – Monday 25th March 10am, Thursday 28th March, 1pm or option to be sent resources and recording of the session) ...Read more

   Voice of the Child Toolkit

Practitioners working with children and young people have developed a set of e...Read more

   WDSD 2023

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   Wear it Green Day

By organising a Wear it Green Day in your school it can help to raise vital funds and awareness for mental health. By going green, you can support in carrying out vital research and delivering programmes for different communities. Mental Health Foundation have all the resources you'll ...Read more

   Wear it Green Day – Thursday 16th May

Join us for Wear It Green Day on Thursday 16 May during Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) – and let’s turn the world green for good mental health! If you can’t take part on this day, don’t worry, you can hold your Wear it Green Day at any time of the year. ...Read more

   Wellbeing & Mental Health of Teachers & Education Staff

NB: www.educationsupport.org.uk Education Support offer a range of free support to all school staff . They promote this service as much as possible in Mental Health Leads’ Network meetings and receive nothing but excellent feedback on the articles and helpline support that ...Read more

   Why Nature? #mentalhealthawarenessweek

'There is something to be wondered at in all of nature' - Aristotle Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. For most ...Read more

   WMHD2023

Stand out and show up for young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day this 10 October 2023. Join thousands of people wearing yellow across the country to stand out and show up for young people’s mental health this #HelloYellow. #Hell...Read more

   Workplace Culture Change

NB: Mental Health First Aid England How often do you check in with your colleagues about their wellbeing? Our #MyWholeSelf MOT is a free guide that will help you check in on your own and others’ mental h...Read more

   World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Acceptance Week is back from 27 March to 2 April 2023. The theme for 2023 is colour. Have a look at the resources available on the website: https://www.autism....Read more

   World book day 2022#25years

Visit: https://www.worldbookday.com/schoolsandnurseries/ for a wealth of ideas and resources. ...Read more

   World Kindness Day

https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/world-kindness-day-2022/ ...Read more

   World Mental Health day

NB: www.youngminds.org.uk Wear yellow on 10 October and donate to Young Minds this World Mental Health Day. Together we can create a brighter future for young people's mental health. Sign up for free School fundraising packs: https://www.youngmi...Read more

   World Mental Health Day 2021 Podcast

NB: Mentalhealth.org.uk This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips. Jennie Walker is your producer and host. She has her own lived experience ...Read more

   World Mental Health Day 2022 toolkit

Toolkits of resources for primary and secondary/FE settings, full of World Mental Health Day activities for whole classes, small groups or individual pupils. ...Read more

   World Mental Health Day 2023

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/world-mental-health-day The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a univers...Read more

   World Suicide Prevention Day

Click on the link for some helpful resources: https://www.iasp.info/wp-content/uploads/World-Suicide-Prevention-Day-Suggested-Activities.pdf ...Read more

   Your Mental Health

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health. There are podcasts, videos, inspiring stories and information about getting help if you're struggling. ...Read more

   Youth Mental Health Day

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   Youth Mental Health Day September 22nd

NB: www.stem4.org.uk #YMHD#ConnectMeaningfully This year’s Youth Mental Health Day will focus on the importance of  building and maintaining meaningful connections and relationships.  For further information, classroom resource...Read more

   Zoning in – Back to School

NB: www.zonesofregulation.com A recap for the new academic year on the Zones of Regulation. All the different ways children feel and the states of alertness they experience are categorized into four coloured zones. Children who are well regulated are able to be in the appropri...Read more