Tag Archives: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Universities’ Intransigence on Mental Health Issues: This has to Stop

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Today – 10th October – is World Mental Health Day. A proper understanding of wellbeing and mental health issues (and the support systems for young people) at many UK universities appears to be negligible. It’s a mess that needs to … Continue reading

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Towards a National Education Service: Part 2

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Below is part 2 of our response to the Labour Party’s Policy Consultation on Education. Comments welcome. ……………………………………. What should a National Education Service be for and what values should it and the draft charter embody?     What amendments, if … Continue reading

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Fear Eats the Soul: Girl Guides Attitude Survey, Wellbeing and Action are Urgently Needed

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Earlier this week, the Girl Guides Association released their “Girls’ Attitude Survey”. It’s uncomfortable reading. https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/globalassets/docs-and-resources/research-and-campaigns/girls-attitudes-survey-2016.pdf This isn’t a small insignificant survey. It was carefully constructed, with researchers carrying out interviews with over 1600 girls and young women between the … Continue reading

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Managing mental health and children self-harming

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In the depths of the Guardian’s website today we found the following article (a website that still doesn’t carry an “education” link on its home page menu, in spite of our requests for it to do so: clearly football, fashion … Continue reading

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Mental Wellbeing: The Need for Personal and Social Development

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We know that there’s been an increase in mental health problems for young people. This should concern everybody – teachers, parents and the whole of society. Depression and stress, self-harming, the inability to be resilient in the face of significant … Continue reading

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Action not Polemics

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This week is Children’s Mental Health Week – a time to focus our thoughts and actions on how well we are supporting our young people and their individual wellbeing. Of course, every week and every day should be  a time … Continue reading

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The UN Convention, the Rights of Children and the Purpose of Education

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It concerns us greatly that the UN Convention is ignored when it comes to setting aims and objectives for education. How different our education system would be if we placed these articles at the heart of all we offered in … Continue reading

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