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25th March 2016
Congratulations to The Beacon PRU in Redditch, Worcestershire ...
25th March 2016
Congratulations to Lordswood Girls' School in Harborne, Birmingham ...
25th March 2016
Congratulations to Cedars Upper School in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire ...
The sensitive subject of acne
16th October 2015 ... Michael
I couldn't say the word "acne" out loud until I was an adult. It's a very emotional thing ...
GCSE's not the be-all and end-all
24th August 2014 ... Victoria
GCSE results are out, but it's important to keep them in context ...
2013 - A Review of the Year in Mental Health
31st January 2014 ... Charlotte
A look back at some of the key mental health stories in 2013, and why they were significant for young people ...
The Rise of the Self-Harmie
26th January 2014 ... Charlotte
This week there has been a lot of media attention around young people taking to the internet to broadcast images of their self harm. This exposes behaviour that is usually thought to be secretive ...
Is academic achievement our only expectation of schools ?
21st July 2013 ... Nick
Michael Gove's proposed education reforms have provoked much debate. Whilst many have claimed they are damaging to teachers and damaging to pupils, the Government appears determined to press ahead with its plans.
Self Harm Awareness Day - Dispelling the Myths
1st March 2013 ... Charlotte
Today is self harm awareness day. Recent research suggests that in the UK 1 in 15 young people have self harmed, but despite this many people still struggle to understand this behaviour. To mark the awareness day I thought I would try to dispel some of the myths around self harm.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
11th February 2013 ... Charlotte
Today marks the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2013. Eating disorders are commonly misunderstood and misrepresented ...
Self harm is not a joke
8th January 2013 ... Charlotte
Earlier this week Justin Bieber was pictured with an apparent marijuana spliff and young fans have started self harming in an attempt to make the pop star stop taking the drug....
The Prince's Trust Youth Index
2nd January 2013 ... Charlotte
Today the Prince's Trust's Youth Index revealed new findings on young people's wellbeing which found one in ten young people felt unable to cope with life....
Stigma in schools
9th December 2012 ... Charlotte
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....
We are better without bullying
19th November 2012 ... Charlotte
So today marks the start of anti bullying week 2012. Bullying happens in many walks of life from the workplace to youth groups. However for the purpose of this blog I am going to focus on bullying in the school environment....
Self Harm on the increase
23rd October 2012 ... Charlotte
Today YoungMinds released new findings on self harm in young people. After conducting extensive research the charity found that three quarters of young people do not know who they can talk to about self harm....
World Mental health day
10th October 2012 ... Charlotte
So today I took a trip back in time and visited my old secondary school for an event being held to mark world mental health day....
The Importance of PHSE
27th September 2012 ... Charlotte
Today I was a key note speaker at a university health day for PGCE students. I spoke with particular reference to the importance of covering mental illness and emotional wellbeing in PHSE....
Listening to Young People
25th September 2012 ... Charlotte
Today I along with two other representatives from YoungMinds visited the local child and adolescent inpatient unit to run a workshop....