When someone significant in a child’s life dies, we find ourselves wanting to help but often don’t know how. The activities I’ve created here are to help you bridge that gap and help you to help a child. This guide has been kindly sponsored by SAPHNA, the school and public health nurses association. You can learn more about SAPHNA’s work and become a member at https://saphna.co
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As we prepare for the return to school, there are many anxieties from students, staff and families about what happens next and how we can enable our whole school communities to thrive. I’ve shared ten ideas here to help you on your way. I hope these ideas are helpful. Thank you for all you are doing.
This tool is designed to give you a brief snapshot of how mentally healthy your school is and to help you prioritise areas for development. This audit tool and the ideas in this guide are taken from ‘The Mentally Health Schools Workbook’ which was written by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, one of Creative Education’s directors.
We hope you find the ideas here helpful and we wish you the best of luck with your journey towards becoming a more mentally healthy school.
Becoming a trauma informed school is vital because we now recognise that one in three diagnosed mental health problems in adulthood are known to directly relate to childhood traumatic experiences. In this guide, expert Betsy deThierry provides practical steps for schools and colleges who wish to take a trauma informed approach.
This guide, written by Pooky Knightsmith, explores simple steps we can take to safeguard our own wellbeing when we take on the responsibility of delivering safeguarding training to others.
This guide aims to support you as you establish yourself in the role of head of department and perhaps a new school or college too. We focus in on the parts of the role that might be new to you as you step up into a position of leading as well as teaching.