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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

   ‘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

   #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

   #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

Resources for teachers.. ...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

   #MentalHealthAwareness week 2022

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

   #StressAwarenessMonth

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

   #WorldKindnessDay

World Kindness Day is coming up on November 13th. Follow the link for some helpful resources: ...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 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

   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 friendly chat can make a bi...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

   Autism acceptance week

If you're school is supporting ...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 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

   Black History Month resources

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

   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, 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 https://www.coramlifeeducat...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 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

   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 support different elements of Children's and Young People's Emotional and Mental Health. It's constantly growing so give it a go!...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/happiness-webinar-febr...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

   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: offschool.org.uk ...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

   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

   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

   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 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 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

NB: leedsbeckett.ac.uk Please note there is a cost for the masterclasses. https://t.co/C...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

https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk ...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

   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

   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

   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 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

   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

   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

   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

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

   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

   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

   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

   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

   Voice of the Child Toolkit

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

   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 book day 2022#25years

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

   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