mental health

Mind report investigates mental health in schools

The latest report from the charity Mind investigates mental health issues in secondary schools Between September 2020 and April 2021 the charity Mind researched the experiences of young people aged 11-25 in England affected by mental health problems at secondary school. They heard from over 2,800 young people, parents, school staff and mental health professionals, […]

The Lost Qualities of Teachers – Finding a Way Back with Mindfulness

By Liz Lord In this first of a series of blogs looking at the essential qualities of school mindfulness teachers, Liz Lord tracks the explosion in popularity of the children’s book, The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, and explores the lessons we can learn from their experiences. I first learned of the […]

Meeting DfE guidance for September: introducing mindfulness to support children’s wellbeing

For many teachers the summer holidays this year will not provide the mental and physical break from school life that they need. Earlier this month the DfE published its guidance for the full opening of schools in September, outlining how all state-funded schools should prepare for all pupils, in all year groups, to return to […]