How Stoke Damerel Community College is putting student well-being at the heart of school life
2nd February 2020 - Written by Anita Frier, Executive Head and her team at Stoke Damerel Community College
‘Find your brave’ is this year’s theme for Children's Mental Health Week. We spoke to SDCC on how they are supporting their pupils to be braver at school.
Can we afford to delay mental health support in schools?
16th January 2019 - Written by Christina Clarke
Pupils may not have access to mental health services for a decade. What will happen to the generation who are affected now? Our Time looks at the impact on young people affected by parental mental illness.
19th October 2018 - Written by Jessica Streeting
In the last 20 years, I can think of many times when my understanding of what children say they need has been invaluable. Before I discovered Our Time, it was a different story.
2nd February 2018 - Written by Alan Cooklin
A message to young people and their parents for Children’s Mental Health Week.
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Being Ourselves’. Well that’s an obvious one isn’t it – who could disagree with that?
Ensuring the environment in which a child can thrive is supported not just supportive – an educational challenge
8th December 2017 - Written by Dympna Cunnane
Today I went to a large secondary school in north London to discuss how we might follow up and raise awareness of parental mental illness, and its impact on students, among the staff.
Helping children of parental mental illness to thrive in schools
8th May 2017 - Written by Mel McMahon
Being a young carer or coping with a parent with a mental illness will have a significant impact on a young person’s school life – both the academic and the social aspects.
22nd February 2017 - Written by Joel Archibald
Through the ‘Who Cares?’ project in school, I now recognise myself as a young carer, and that there are others like me. My peers in class now understand what my life is like, and why I am sometimes worried. I used to think that I was nobody, but it’s like ‘Who Cares?’ has given me a voice.
22nd February 2017 - Written by Jess Streeting
People are not always aware of the distinct role of the school nurse. In essence, we take over where health visitors finish, promoting the health and well-being of the school aged population, aged from five to 19 years old.