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Who cares? We care!

Carnegie School of Education are launching their unique pastoral service to students this week. The team of eight dedicated pastoral staff are available for students to talk to each day via face-to face meetings, on the telephone or email chat.

15/10/19
Leeds Beckett University School Updates
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Mental Health in Schools for World Mental Health Day

It is nearly two years on from the publication of the Green Paper in 2017. With its bold title, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision, the paper set out the government’s strategy to correct the ‘historic injustice’ (p.2) of discrimination, poor treatment and stigma associated with mental health.

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Exam stress and mental health

Damien Hinds states that while exams are “inherently stressful”, they also help build character and develop “resilience and coping mechanisms”.

17/06/19
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Mental Health in the Early Years and in Primary Schools

Schools can play a significant role in reducing mental ill health in children and young people but this is a sticking plaster which masks the underlying causes of poor mental health.

13/05/19
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Body image and mental health

The rise of social media has led to an increase in the number of digitally manipulated images and researchers across the globe are giving increased attention to the effect of digital editing on young people’s self-esteem.

13/05/19
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Mental Health in Young People

Mental ill health in young people appears to be increasing. There is a link between social deprivation and mental ill health. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including abuse, neglect and insecure attachments with primary caregivers also contribute to poor mental health.

13/05/19
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The Role of Schools in Supporting the Mental Health of Young People who Identify as LGBTQ: A 10-Point Plan

A research paper by Poštuvan et al (2019) explains that young people who identify as belonging to a sexual minority are two or three times more at risk of suicidal behaviour than their peers who do not belong to a sexual minority.

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