Specialist Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Consultancy and Training
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What would a visitor see if they walked into a class at your school?

A group of bright, attentive young people and a teacher who is engaging their attention. Would they be impressed? Certainly.

But what if one of those young people had recently experienced an unsettling event: a bereavement perhaps? Or what if they were beginning to feel the effects of exam-related stress, or suffering from depression?

Would your visitor be able to tell? Almost certainly not. How about their teacher, or the other students? Would they pick up on the signs? Would they realise what was happening - and even if they did, would they know what to do? Without early identification, this young person could be on the road to developing a much more serious condition affecting their mental health and wellbeing. It is something that will almost certainly impact on their academic achievement and could well have an effect on relationships with their peers.

Anyone - pupil or teacher - can potentially face the sort of circumstances that cause their emotional wellbeing to decline, along with their performance.

By placing mental health and wellbeing awareness at the heart of your school community, with an emphasis on prevention and early identification, you can create a culture that reduces the chances of students suffering and struggling. At the same time, you can empower your staff with knowledge that will build their confidence in being able to recognise and respond to the emotional needs of the students in their care.

YOURSCHOOLMIND is a social enterprise run by highly qualified, experienced professionals.

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What makes Yourschoolmind different?

We are experienced clinicians who have specific skills in working with young people as well as with parents, families and schools.

The services we provide range from preventative work that embeds awareness of mental health and wellbeing into the whole school community, through to advice on management of young people with serious mental health conditions, e.g. anorexia and self-harm.

As well as addressing these more acute conditions, we also train and consult in the management of young people with longstanding mental health conditions, e.g. ASD and ADHD.

All schools are responsible for formulating their own PSHE curriculum. YOURSCHOOLMIND can help you deliver mental health and wellbeing topics.

For more information tailored to your role, please click links below:

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TESTIMONIALS

"Very engaging and made me think."

"It was a really enjoyable session. I found it informative and fun. I now know mental health is good and bad."

"Very good lesson, really interesting and I learnt alot"

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90% of parents in a recent survey believe that schools should teach young people mental health and wellbeing.

(PSHE Association 2014)

More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood. Less than half were treated appropriately at the time.

(Kim-Cohen J et al 2003)

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Each year, one in five females and one in seven males engage in self injury. 90% of those who engage in self harm began during their teen or pre adolescence.

(World Health Organisation report 2014)

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A recent survey of teachers revealed that 76% want more support to manage young people with Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing issues.

(PSHE Association 2014)