Child and adolescent mental health

Attachment disorders for professionals

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Websites and webpages

For education professionals

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Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help you support your pupils. 

 

Their page on anxiety helps teachers spot the signs of anxiety in children, signposts ways of learning more about anxiety disorders in children, and gives some top tips on helping the child, 

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SEN Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine for teachers, SENCOs, carers, parents, therapists and all practitioners working with children with special educational needs. It includes interesting and authoritative features, news and articles covering all issues to do with SEN and disability.

 

Jennifer Jones, a trainer and consultant at Inspired Foundations, a company providing a range of services to those living or working with looked-after, adopted or vulnerable children, looks at the severe challenges facing those with attachment issues and how best we can support these children in the classroom

For health professionals

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stem4 is a teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage. Young people have just as much right to accessing facts about good mental health as they do good physical health, and yet there is a lack of accurate information. 

There is information for health professionals about anxiety in young people and how to support them.

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stem4 is a teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage. Young people have just as much right to accessing facts about good mental health as they do good physical health, and yet there is a lack of accurate information. 

There is information for teachers about anxiety in young people, including four suggestions for change.

Resources

This review concerns the assessment and treatment of specific phobias, separation anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia. Evidence-based psychological treatments (CBT) for these disorders have been developed and investigated. Iin recent years promising low-intensity versions of CBT interventions have been proposed that offer a means to increase access to evidence-based treatments. There is some evidence of effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders in children and young people, however, routine prescription is not recommended due to concerns about potential harm. BMJ article.

Videos

Louise McKnight is helping teachers identify anxiety in young people after her struggle with the condition made her drop out of school.

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