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Supporting each other:

How staff can help each other with mental health and wellbeing This is a free webinar discussing the importance of good colleague relationships for mental wellbeing. They share successful strategies to enable and encourage positive working relationships.

Lets talk loneliness

It’s ok to feel lonely, particularly at a time like this. Don’t suffer in silence, we can all help each other stay connected. It has been loneliness awareness week. A music video has been released to support Shout 85258.

When someone says they’re suicidal we should listen

NB: Harmless – Community Interest Company When someone says they’re suicidal we should listen. It should not be ignored or belittled. It is a big step for someone to be open and vulnerable about suicidal thoughts. If you are worried about someone, reach in. Be there for them. When someone needs help, we all have […]

When to consider Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)?

It is usually best not to make decisions about risk on your own, but rather in consultation with a senior colleague, or with a CAMHS worker (see below). In order to make a judgement about the level of risk, it is important to take time to talk to the child/adolescent and to enquire about their […]

Self-Harm Practice Guidance

The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding boards have put together the below self-harm practice guidance for schools, which includes a raft of useful information, external agency links, incident report forms and more. You can download it here: Please be aware that the guidance is intended to be read in conjunction with the Derby and Derbyshire […]