Mental health toolkit offered to schools

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

All secondary schools in England are to receive a free mental health resource for 11 to 14-year-olds offering an animation and assembly and lesson plans.

The resources are designed to encourage young people to talk about their mental health and to listen to their friends too.

Entitled We all have mental health, the resources have been developed by the Anna Freud Centre – a charity aiming to improve the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of mental health support and treatment.

In the animation pupils will explore the lives of Sasha and André who are struggling with their emotions. The animation makes an important distinction between everyday feelings that come and go and long-lasting, overwhelming feelings that become a problem.

The charity has also relaunched its wellbeing directory which allows people to search for local mental health services by postcode, and a jargon-buster to help young people understand their options.


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