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NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

14th December 2020

AcSEED Newsletter for December 2020

NEWS: On-line Wellbeing Support

11th December 2020

Kooth: An on-line Mental Health Support Platform

NEWS: Mental Health in Schools Conference

11th November 2020

Report from the Westminster Insight conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

NEWS: Fairfield Road Accreditation

20th October 2020

Fairfield Road Primary School receive AcSEED Award

NEWS: Newport Girls' get AcSEED Award

31st August 2020

Congratulations to Newport Girls' High School in Shropshire ...

NEWS: First AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

25th June 2019

Trinity School and College opens the first AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

Stigma in schools

9th December 2012 ... Charlotte

If teachers knew more about pupils mental pain they could stop the hell I endured

This article printed today raises the important subject of emotional wellbeing in schools. It calls for more support for the one in ten young people suffering with mental illness whilst also raising awareness of those who do not have a diagnosable condition. The article highlights the effect that mental health stigma can have on young people and the important role that schools can play in tackling this. However in order to do this the article recommends that more training is needed for teachers in order for them to feel better supported in this area.

This article gives a very good argument for supporting emotional wellbeing in schools. Nevertheless I can't help think that something more is needed to get schools on board. From my conversations with schools the feedback I get is that their actions are dictated by the requirements of Ofsted. To get schools supporting emotional wellbeing we need Ofsted to start promoting its importance. AcSEED has contacted Ofsted to enquire about their stance on emotional wellbeing and we are awaiting their response.