Resources for good mental health

Once again, the amazing Dr Pooky Knightsmith is sharing a tonne of resources, workshops and the chance to join in some research! There is also details of funded mental health training that is available so make sure you read right to the end! 

Mental Health Resources:

Supporting Young People who Self-Harm: Help Sheets
These info sheets address all the questions I’m most frequently asked please use & share. Feel free to upload them to your own site.
Self-harm videos and info sheets for professionals, parents and pupils
You are welcome to use these resources we developed in partnership with Young Minds and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in any way you see fit. I hope you like them.
They are also shared as individual pages on the site which you can link to:
Young People
Six Tips for getting multi-sector mental health provision in schools right
Head teacher Simon Fox shares learning from the journey he is going on with CAMHS to develop an integrated approach to pupil mental health
JKP Children’s Books Catalogue 2016
Lots of lovely books for exploring mental health and emotional wellbeing issues with under 11s
Ground-breaking online mental health resource for families
MindEd for families provides support to parents looking to learn more about mental health issues
Why we need to talk about self-harm
My opinions. I hope this will help you sway any reluctant colleagues that we really do need to have these important discussions.

Participate in Research:

Research Call: teachers with an interest in mental health
Lucas is a PhD student we fund – he’d love an hour of your time to find out how best we can support schools in promoting pupil mental health
Research Call: Mothers of Daughters aged 8 to 15
UCL are looking for mothers to participate in a study about eating disorders.  They are looking for mothers either with an eating disorder history or with no history or mental health issues.

Research Study: seeking 18-23 year olds to share their experience of therapy
City University London study seeking people now aged 18-23 to share their experience of therapy received at age 16-18.

Blog posts highlighting events:

2016 Youth Mental Health Teachmeet
I hope this event at Magna Carta School in Surrey will be the first of many (would your school like to host one? Be in touch..) I am hugely looking forward to kicking off the evening as I have the honour of providing the opening keynote.  Free event.
Reading University: Youth Mental Health Event for Parents & Teachers
Following the success of last year’s event, this year’s event is bigger and better. We are proud to support.

Upcoming Events to attend

2016 Youth Mental Health Teachmeet6th June Runnymede, Surrey – Free event
Forum Training mental health in schools conference – London – 15th June
PSHE Association Annual Conference 2016: PSHE education for the 21st Century
London 16th June, Leeds 23rd June
Mental Health and Wellbeing: Supporting students and removing barriers to learning – SecEd: Birmingham 17th June
Improving Mental Health Support for School Pupils – Westminster Briefings – 21st June, London
The Telegraph Festival of Education – 23rd to 24th June Wellington School
Building resilience and supporting student mental wellbeing – Optimus – Northumberland (email for details, further dates to follow)
Mental Health in Schools Conference – Capita – 28th June, London
Promoting Healthy Young Minds – Jersey Mind – 4th – 5th July – Free event

Fully Funded Mental Health Training and Workshops

At the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust we are currently working hard to increase our capacity to deliver funded training and workshops to pupils, parents and staff (at schools and other organisations) and have been adding to our team of associate trainers.  I am no longer delivering sessions to individual schools and organisations – these sessions are delivered by our team of trainers who are excellent and who will each have a page on the website soon.
I am, however, still (diary allowing) delivering presentations at events that bring colleagues from many organisations together so please do be in touch if you’d like me to speak at a cluster event or conference – [email protected]
To find out more about our funded training please visit the website and complete the enquiry form or email [email protected]
Pooky also writes wonderful poetry and it is now available in a book Using poetry to promote talking & healing
Using poetry to promote talking & healing

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