What do teachers need to know about child mental health?

As Teachers prepare for the next Academic year, the residual effects of the pandemic and its impact on child mental health, linger.

In thinking about Teacher knowledge this article by Laura Purser, (now at Reading University), gives a refreshing perspective, though her consideration of neurobiology. She explores the impact of trauma on childrens learning, and helpfully introduces Polyvagal theory.

The Bereavement Book Activities to Support Children & Young People through Grief & Loss – Tina Rae

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What would you say to your 13 year-old-self about pain? Thoughts around Self Harm from the Charity, Nip in the Bud

What would you say to your 13 year-old-self about pain?Thoughts around Self Harm from the Charity , Nip in the Bud . (info.nipinthebud@gmail.com)


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Supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing: Call for contributors

The Chartered College of Teaching, in partnership with the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and supported by the Bupa Foundation, is developing a series of webinars and bitesize online learning resources for teachers and school leaders on supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing in practice. These webinars and online resources will be aligned with key themes in the relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) curriculum.

The Chartered College are looking for practising teachers and school leaders to contribute to this project as webinar speakers, and for teachers, leaders and researchers to contribute case studies in audio, video or written form. This is a great opportunity to share best practice, showcase the excellent work that schools are doing and recognise the expertise of teachers who are developing and delivering it.

If you are interested in potentially speaking at a webinar or contributing to a case study, please complete this form by the end of May.

Anxiety – Pedagogy in practice | Free webinar 21st June 2022 15.45PM

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ACAMH are delighted to have teamed up with the Chartered College of Teaching to present a FREE online training series, ‘Pedagogy in practice’, exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and Chartered College of Teaching Members.

Pedagogy is the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept. This series gives teachers an incredible opportunity to take part in interactive expert webinars looking at how to teach key topics in school. The first of these session looks at Anxiety, something that pupils, and us, at some point, have all experienced. Please register at this link and share with friends and colleagues. Please note that the event is for teachers and school leaders.

About the session:

Anxiety is a part of life and some anxiety is essential because it helps us to act to protect ourselves and ensure our safety. However, anxiety can become problematic when it is out of proportion to the threat in the environment, causes distress and interferes with children and young people’s everyday lives. When this occurs it is often considered to be an ‘anxiety disorder’. Anxiety disorders are extremely common and often start in childhood or adolescence. They can have a significant and ongoing impact on mental health and well-being. Anxiety disorders can affect family, school and social life, leisure activities and educational achievement.

Teachers have a role to play in supporting children and adolescents to understand anxiety as part of the new RSHE curriculum, as well as needing to feel confident that they can recognise the impact it may have on the children they work with. This webinar brings together teachers from a range of settings to consider how they are supporting pupils in the school to understand anxiety. Event attendees will have access not just to the event itself but to supporting materials and resources to help them embed effective practice in their schools.

For further information, and booking , go to

https://www.acamh.org/event/anxiety-pedagogy-in-practice/

How to Talk to Children and Young People About War | Understanding and Supporting our Refugee Children. By Dr Tina Rae

The recording of this wonderful webinar, full of practical suggestions, can be found on: https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/ dr_ tina_ rae_children_war_refugees

Check out the resources on War Child – www.childandwar.org/resources