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Emotional Health

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Emotional Health



New and Noteworthy...

 CYCLe Emotional Health and Wellbeing curriculum pack designed and produced by CYCLe, the County Youth Council for Leicestershire, a group of young people aged 11 to 18 passionate about campaigning on issues that affect young people.


5 Steps to Wellbeing - Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.


Pooky Knightsmith is exploring the creation of short video content as a way of sharing advice and ideas around mental health & well-being. To subscribe to her YouTube Channel, please click here

Children's Mental Health Week 2018, 5-11 February

Place2Be are hosting this years event which celebrates 'Being Ourselves' they have lots of free resources for schools on their website  we'd love to hear your plans for the week contact us and let us know!


Supporting mental health in schools GOV.UK

House of Commons Education and Health Committees - Children and Young People's Mental Health - the role of education. First joint report of the Education and Health Committees of session 2016 -17

SecEd - Mental Health - Asking the right questions is key in young people's mental wellbeing

Measuring and Monitoring Children and Young People's Mental Wellbeing Workshops 2017

13 Little Things Anxiety Sufferers should know

Bill Rogers a former Head Teacher has 10 top tips for behaviour management

The Chimp Model is a Model for understanding and managing the functioning of the mind. It is not a hypothesis nor strict scientific fact, but based on the neuroscience of the brain. It is fun to use to gain insight about yourself and others, but meant to be taken seriously when it comes to applying it to real life.

'What really matters in children and young people's mental health' report published by the Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission

Mental Health and Wellbeing Policies for Schools and Colleges written by Dr Pooky Knightsmith

MindEd for families complements the existing MindEd e-learning, MindEd for Families provides materials for parents and carers of children and teens struggling with mental health issues.

CAMHeleon is a new online resource for practical inspiration and encouragement aimed at child and adolescent mental health ward staff

Social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people overview (NICE pathway)

A public health approach to promoting young people’s resilience: a guide to resources for policy makers, commissioners, and service planners and providers

New Mental Health Session Plans - resources for schools

British Youth Council Youth Select Committee report - YP's Mental Health (2015)

Video to use in class: 5 Ways To Build Resilience - HealthForTeens

Talking to pupils when they make mental health disclosures

Trends in YP's health & risky behaviours 2015: synthesis of evidence 

The Good Childhood Report 2015 

School leaders’ concerns about pupil wellbeing - Summer report 2015

Resources to address HBT bullying through SRE  (2015)

Guidance & lesson plans/resources- Preparing to teach about Mental Health & EHW in PSHE  (2015)

‘Keeping children safe in education’ - Statutory guidance (Jun, 2015)

Mental Health Policy & Guidance to adapt for your school / college (Jun, 2015)

Free, practical resources to support pupils’ Academic Resilience including The Resilient Classroom - Resource Pack & recommended reading

New Dementia resources for schools from the Alzheimer's society

Resources to Help Schools Promote Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Leicestershire Healthy Schools EHWB Guide

50+ Quick Wins to Promote Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Schools

MindEd- e-learning to support young healthy minds

Bullying advice and support from Leicestershire County Council

Kooth Online Counselling Service for children and young people in Leicestershire

Letter to schools regarding Kooth



Archived news can be found in the 'Useful Information and News Archive' link above


School plays a central role in the lives of children and young people, and Emotional Health and Wellbeing underpins the entire school experience.

Every child has emotional needs, and this section aims to provide information and resources to help schools provide nurturing and supportive environments in which learners can achieve their full potential.

In addition to the universal needs of children and young people, specific vulnerable groups may benefit from additional support.

Teaching can be challenging profession, and staff wellbeing is also a fundamental part of creating a positive learning culture.



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Self validation

In autumn 2006 the process of self validation was introduced to minimise bureaucracy.

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