Supporting children and young people’s mental health – A guide for schools

Supporting children and young people’s mental health – A guide for schools

Supporting children and young people’s mental health: A guide for schools using a resilience based approach – Angie Hart, Anne Rathbone, Claire Stubbs, Mary Hinton, Lisa Buttery, Becky Heaver, Simon Duncan & Victoria Spencer-Hughes

Supporting children and young people’s mental health is a research-based guide created for any member of school staff who is concerned about a child or young person’s mental health and wellbeing.

Supporting children and young people’s mental health during Covid-19 pandemic: A supplementary section to ‘Supporting children and young people’s mental health’ – Vicki Dunham and Gabrielle Rowles

In addition to developing a school’s guide for supporting children and young people’s mental health we have put together a supplementary Covid-19 guide in recognition that the pandemic has brought additional challenges regarding emotional wellbeing and mental health. The guides support schools to respond resiliently and support the mental health and wellbeing of everyone at a time when it is more important than ever that we take a whole school approach. This involves saturating the environment with resilience building opportunities and involving everyone in the process of rebuilding our education. One of the main tools that accompanies our whole school approach is the Resilience Framework, and the guide suggests additional considerations when using the Resilience Framework at this challenging time.

The co-authors of these Guides have drawn on and been informed by a range of collaborators including the Resilience Revolution research partnership, Harvey Hill (Boingboing volunteer), East Sussex Youth Cabinet members and East Sussex Schools Mental Health Working Group. The Guides have been compiled and published with support from Stephen Donnelly, Emily Gagnon, Becky Heaver and Caroline Taylor-Beswick.

Download your free copy of the guide for Supporting children and young people’s mental health

and your free copy of the Covid-19 supplement

This video has been created to complement the Supporting children and young people’s mental health guide.

The Boingboing Resilience Framework

The Boingboing Resilience Framework

The Resilience Framework is a handy table that summarises ‘what works’ when supporting children and young people’s resilience according to the Resilience Research base. The Resilience Framework forms a cornerstone of our research and practice. On this page we have pulled together lots of useful links so you can find out all about the Resilience Framework.

Blackpool Climate Co-research report

Blackpool Climate Co-research report

This report has been co-produced by the Blackpool Youth Climate Group and research partners from Boingboing and the CRSJ to share their findings about what young people and adults in Blackpool think and feel about climate change.

The Academic Resilience Approach

The Academic Resilience Approach

Our resources help any school establish systems to build ‘resilience approaches’ that support disadvantaged pupils over time through a whole school approach. Benefitting all pupils and increasing academic resilience, the ARA helps everyone in the school community play a part.

Academic Resilience resources directory

Academic Resilience resources directory

Here you can download the Academic Resilience Approach resources to help any school establish systems to build ‘resilience approaches’ that support disadvantaged pupils over time through a whole school approach. All the Academic Resilience Approach resources are free to download.

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People

This is the classic Resilience Framework for children and young people. The Framework summarises a set of ideas and practices that promote resilience. To create it we distilled what the resilience research base said into a handy table that sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children and young people’s resilience. Available in multiple languages.

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