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.
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This video has been created to complement the Supporting children and young people’s mental health guide.
Created as part of the ongoing Community Solutions for Health Equity project that Boingboing Foundation are proudly part of, we are pleased to share recordings of a series of workshops held recently in Blackpool. These workshops are free resources to be taken advantage of by any community members or organisations looking for a beginner’s guide to developing the research skills and knowledge needed to explore health inequalities in coastal areas.
Hi, I’m Maya, and I wanted to say a big thank you to you for reading. These guides were created to help people in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast become more environmentally friendly, without feeling too overwhelmed by climate issues. They were produced as part of the Boingboing Activist in Residence project, which gave me the opportunity to work as an Eco-activist in Residence at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. I decided that I wanted to use this role to make two guides: one for local residents, and another for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Green Champions.
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.
Ready, Set, Resilience is a workbook and supporting guidance created to support young people’s resilience aimed at year 9 students. It uses mixture of activities which support individual resilience (beating the odds) and activities to support changing the odds like activism.
Over several months our autistic CSRJ and Boingboing colleague, Dr Gemma Williams, worked with a stakeholder group to co-produce some guidelines for communicating well with autistic people in healthcare settings.
I stood there on a warm August day with a sense of hope. People of all ages had come together for Make A Change, the inaugural launch event of the Activist Alliance in Blackpool. And it seemed to have come at just the right time. Things seem to be going from bad to...
A full summary of findings from the research project ‘Climate change and mental health; A co-produced study with young people in Blackpool’.
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 Resilient Minds Toolkits are co-produced guides written by young people and parents/carers to support young people’s resilience and mental health. We have co-produced guides for both a Blackpool context and a national context. Find out more here.