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a platform for shared learning.

This community space is the place for all DSLMH's and other registered users to share good practice and keep up-to-date with the project.

Please Note: The forums are moderated by the Emotionally Healthy Schools Project and membership is limited to Derby City schools.

Check in here for up-to-date training opportunities for you and your staff

If you need some guidance or examples of how to make a great mental and emotional health action plan, check here!

This space is a repository of the papers and presentations from the DSLMH network events

Check here for information relating to the Schools Award from the Carnegie Centre for excellence in Mental Health

This space is a repository of the papers and minutes for the Opportunity Area's Mental Health Working Group

Check here for all of the Derby City Surveys linked to the Emotionally Healthy Schools Project

This page contains the information relating to the University of Derby's Student Placement Scheme for Derby Schools

Check here for information relating to the SEN Healthy Minds Network


"Its Kind of a Funny Story" follows teenager Craig through his journey dealing with pressure and expectation. The Guardian review for the book states "Anyone dealing with any kind of mental illness needs to read this."

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'The Very Cranky Bear' is about helping other’s cheer up when they’re not feeling so happy. Not only does it teach children and young people about being unhappy but it also teaches them about helping others who are struggling.

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The good news keeps on coming. Portway Infant School have been awarded the silver mark from @DerbyEHS We are so proud of the work our staff and children have done on looking after our mental health. Well done everyone! 👏👏👏

Check out's hints, tips, tools, guidance and resources for looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak here:


Fitness coach, Joe Wicks, has offered to become the UK's PE teacher by running free classes every weekday for children and their parents to keep fit while self-isolating. They have proved really popular!

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#JoeWicksPE #derbyschools

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