The Mental Health Foundation Scotland, Digital Bricks Learning and Children’s Health Scotland have created a Professional Learning Resource for Scottish Government in Mental Health and Wellbeing. It has been designed for all staff working in schools across Scotland. It is open access and available to anyone who may find it of benefit.
Scottish Government: Mental health and wellbeing resource (24.08/21)
Supporting young people’s mental health: Advice from the Anna Freud Centre on support during periods of disruption.
Mental health packs for schools (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Individual factsheets about mental health conditions prevalent among young people.
‘We all have mental health’ is a new online learning resource from SAMH, providing teachers with an introduction to mental health and their role.
Curated by Education Scotland a Wakelet is a collection of links to materials stored online that can be used for this curriculum area.
Free e-learning module for schools to learn more about supporting pupils with type 1 diabetes in educational settings
Dr Marie J. Hill (@DrMarieJHill) has written guidance for the British Psychological Society on how we must ‘Emotionally regulate before we educate’, outlining how stress can affect the brain and our ability to learn, and provide practical, psychological advice to support all adults and children to re-integrate into a new school day.
See Me is Scotland’s Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. It is funded by Scottish Government and Comic Relief and is managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation.
Children in Scotland: Improving Children & Young People’s Understanding of their Wellbeing
Education Scotland Resources
This resource has been developed to help practitioners develop a shared understanding of health and wellbeing responsibility for all.
Social and Emotional Wellbeing article used at the Professional Reading Group on 20.3.19
Other useful sources for staff:
The GTCS has created a new wellbeing hub with resources for teachers. They are adding to it all the time and there’s teacher tips, articles, webinars and other resources. It’s available here: https://gtcsnew.gtcs.org.uk/News/news/health-wellbeing.aspx
And there’s also links on the GTCS to Claire Lavelle’s resources (Hive of Wellbeing)
There’s a guest blog post on Upstart’s blog entitled ‘How to get through the next few months’ written by Anne McKechnie who is an independent consultant forensic clinical psychologist with over 30 years’ experience of working with trauma.
Education Wellbeing Collective resources for staff and students:
Changing your mindset (HeadStrong resource)
Children’s Mental and Emotional Health
See the Additional Support Needs page for additional resources on Adverse Childhood Experiences.
GTCS & Glasgow University seminar on Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing – presentation delivered by Professor Neil Humphrey of the University of Manchester (23/05/2017)
Professor Neil Humphrey’s seminar
Notes taken from Professor Humphrey’s presentation:
Scottish Government 17.5.19: A resource for professionals which aims to help them support young people in their understanding of healthy relationships and consent.