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Children’s mental health charity launches free new resources for teachers
YoungMinds, children and young people’s mental health charity, have launched their new 360° Schools’ Community, 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. Many teachers already do good work in building resilience and promoting wellbeing in their classrooms, but for others, knowing what to do can be extremely difficult.
YoungMinds’ new 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.
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 charity has been working with schools over the last 25 years, and providing high quality, impactful training to professionals. Since last March, they have also been campaigning for a rebalance of the education system to prioritise wellbeing, which gained the support of many teachers – 71% of teachers said that they would welcome a duty on schools to promote wellbeing .
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. To sign up to the 360° Schools’ Community, please visit: youngminds.org.uk/360schoolscommunity
For more information about 360° Schools, please visit: youngminds.org.uk/360schools
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