Healthy Schools

Mental Health and Resilience

Mental health problems in young people can result in lower educational attainment and are strongly associated with behaviours that pose a risk to their health. By supporting pupils to develop key skills associated with resilience and providing them with strategies to recognise early signs of distress, we believe that in many cases it is possible to prevent the need for more intensive therapeutic care.

We provide a range of resources for staff, pupils and their families to gain a greater understanding about mental health, risk factors and strategies that can be used to develop resiliency.

This year we are also working with Young Minds to provide more intensive support to secondary schools in this crucial area of health. For more information on how to gain access to the 'Resiliency Project' (secondary schools only) please contact kimberley.evans@cmft.nhs.uk

Training & Events

Talking Mental Health Workshop- 2nd October 2017

Universal Primary Special

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is holding a free workshop for primary school staff in Manchester as part of their...

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Boost

Universal Primary Secondary Special

This one-day train-the-trainer course will enable staff to successfully use the Boost resources with their parents and carers. Boost is a si...

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Connect 5 Training

Universal Primary Secondary Special

This two-day skills-based training course aims to build the confidence and competence of front-line staff so they are able to respond helpfu...

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Resources

Understanding Anxiety and Panic Attacks

This booklet, produced by the mental health charity MIND, is aimed at anyone who experiences anxiety. It looks into the causes of anxiety, its effects and how you can reduce it to a manageable level. It also provides some information about severe anxiety, including panic attacks and panic disorder.

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Future in Mind- Information for Children and Young People

This easy read version of the Future in Mind report provides an insight into how the Department of Health and the NHS are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in England. It explains the five main ideas behind the report and why things need to change as well as the 2020 vision and how services can work together to make this happen.

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Future in Mind Report (2015)

This document, published by the Department of Health, makes a number of proposals to improve mental health services for young people by 2020. These include: tackling stigma and improving attitudes to mental illness, introducing more access and waiting time standards for services, establishing ‘one stop shop’ support services in the community, and improving access for children and young people who are particularly vulnerable.

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