School Well-being: promoting mental health in schools: inclusive practice
Written by Jagdish Kaur Barn, an educational psychologist at FocusPsychology, the article discusses how schools might evaluate their current practice regarding mental health, and how they could begin to improve practices in order to promote positive mental health for their pupils. This article originally appeared in 'Special' in July 2016.
The article looks into questions to ask to support self-evaluation, and takes a solution-orientated approach. It considers the importance of staff well-being in order to promote pupil well-being, and how having staff on board is crucial to developing mentally healthy schools.
It then explores a 'relational approach' and how teachers can employ this effectively, including some suggestions for PSHE and managing exam stress. There is a useful glossary of terms and a description of one of the key concepts in mental health, resilience.
05 Mar 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only
Read about how one nursery uses effective inclusive practice to meet the needs of all their children, including those with SEND.
Information - 23 Feb 2018
A guide for leadership, staff, governors, link person for medical needs, clinicians and other agencies.
12 Feb 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only
Presented by Alison Wilcox, Head of Education, this webinar explores what we mean by 'social, emotional and mental health' and how schools can start to think about their approach to this area.