Resources

Mental Health and Wellbeing

A range of resources have been developed to enable schools greater support around the area of Mental Health and Resilience.

Links to resources from other organisations have also been provided if we think these will be useful for you.


If you are struggling to find resources around a related topic area, please do get in touch to let us know: healthyschool.training@cmft.nhs.uk

More than 1 in 10 children and young people now suffer from a common mental health disorder (YoungMinds, 2017). Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to supporting schools to develop early intervention and prevention strategies in order to develop the resilience and coping skills of children and young people.

Resources

Anna Freud - We All Have Mental Health: Animation & Teacher Toolkit 2018 - KS3 Assembly

Watch the 6 minute animation 'We All Have Mental Health' by Anna Freud and present alongside this prepared assembly.

This assembly aims to give young people:

  • Consistent and accessible language to talk about mental health
  • A better understanding of mental health self-care
  • To know who to ask for support when it is needed


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Anna Freud - We All Have Mental Health: Animation & Teacher Toolkit 2018 - KS3 Lesson

Watch the 6 minute animation 'We All Have Mental Health' by Anna Freud and present alongside this prepared lesson.

This lesson aims to give young people:

  • Consistent and accessible language to talk about mental health
  • A better understanding of mental health self-care
  • To know who to ask for support when it is needed


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Anna Freud- Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools (Booklet)

This has been developed with Anna Freud's mental health experts, and aims to offer practical guidance about what school staff and senior leaders can do to support their own and their colleagues' wellbeing. Topics featured include what can impact on or support wellbeing? What can supervision look like in schools? and How can senior leaders prioritise wellbeing?

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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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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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Guidance and Sign-posting

A list of external agencies who can support you in the areas of Mental Health&Resilience and Emotional Health and Wellbeing.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Mental Health and Well-being Policy for Schools and Colleges - example policy and guidance

Example policy and guidance on creating a Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

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Snapshot - Depression Lesson (Age 13+)

This Snapshot resource contains a lesson plan, powerpoint and film to help young people understand and talk about depression.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Snapshot - Exam Stress and Anxiety Lesson (Age 13+)

This Snapshot resource contains a lesson plan, powerpoint and film to help young people deal with and discuss exam stress and anxiety.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools (Booklet)

Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and 1 in 10 children and young people has a mental health disorder. This booklet, produced by Anna Freud, aims to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help the children and young people in their care. It covers a range of mental health concerns, describes signs you might recognise and offers straightforward and practical guidance about what to do if you are worried about a child or young person.

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The Resilient Classroom Resource Pack

Produced by Young Minds, this resource pack for teachers and pastoral staff contains a range of activities based on the Resilience Framework developed by Professor Angie Hart. Designed to promote and encourage resilience amongst students, these activities can be used in isolation or incorporated into a wider scheme.


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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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World Mental Health Day 2018 KS1

A short assembly for KS1 pupils for World Mental Health Day 2018. This assembly focuses on change and ways in which young people can help themselves cope with change if it brings them anxiety.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

World Mental Health Day 2018 KS2

A short assembly for KS2 pupils for World Mental Health Day 2018. This assembly focuses on change and ways in which young people can help themselves cope with change if it brings them anxiety.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

World Mental Health Day 2018 Secondary Assembly

This assembly is for Secondary School students for World Mental Health Day 2018. It focuses on the stress and anxiety that can be brought about by change. It suggests tips and strategies on how to build emotional resilience as well as advice on how to help others who may be suffering.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

World Mental Health Day 2018 Secondary Lesson

This lesson is for Secondary School students for World Mental Health Day 2018. It can be adapted for KS3 or KS4 use. The lesson focuses on the stress and anxiety that can be brought about by change. It suggests tips and strategies on how to build emotional resilience as well as advice on how to help others who may be suffering.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools