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Children’s mental health charity launches free resources for teachers
EB News: 02/02/2018 - 15:00
YoungMinds, children and young people’s mental health charity, has launched 360° Schools’ Community.
This is a free resource on mental health and wellbeing for all teachers across the UK.
There is currently a mental health crisis for children and young people - three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health condition – and the charity believes that teachers can have a huge impact in helping young people by identifying problems early, and building resilience.
The 360° Schools’ Community is responding to this gap by providing bi-monthly emails packed full of resources, advice, tips, blogs, lesson plans and case studies to every teacher and school professional who signs up.
The community will also provide a place for teachers to share content and best practice such as their own coping strategies or things that might have worked particularly well for them in the classroom.
Hannah Kinsey, head of training at YoungMinds, said: “We know that teachers are under a huge amount of pressure from all directions. While they often want to support young people’s mental health, it can feel daunting if you don’t know how to start or where to find information.
“That’s why we’ve made the 360° Schools’ Community, so that all teachers need to do is sign up to receive our interactive and informative resources into their inboxes.
“We hope that the schools’ community will make teachers feel a little bit more equipped to help if they notice that one of their students is acting a bit differently, and to make mental health and wellbeing a rewarding and core part of their teaching.”
The e-newsletters will be sent every two months, and feature a range of blogs, videos, teaching resources, case studies and the opportunity to share best practise.