What’s catching my eye: 8.9.2018

 

1 A piece in the “Conversation” on teaching skills to young people to help them stay mentally well. Couldn’t agree more. As someone now working with children and adolescents, it has confirmed my beliefs that we need to do our best to respond to early signs of poor mental health and equip our young people with the skills to manage low moods and anxiety:

https://theconversation.com/schools-need-to-teach-pupils-skills-to-maintain-good-mental-health-heres-how-95885

2 Transitions for children / young people are often triggers for negative thoughts and stress. Starting university is one of these, so agree with the need to help people cope with it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45426843?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cwlw3xz04egt/mental-health&link_location=live-reporting-correspondent

3 Similarly, this website is a resource aiming to help students with their mental well being:

https://www.studentsagainstdepression.org/

4 A generous student on placement in the NHS department I work introduced me to this resource for those helping children in distress:
https://www.minded.org.uk/