Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, there are concerns that our children and young people may be struggling with their mental health. Creative Education is offering free guides regarding ‘Pupil Wellbeing when School is Online’ and ‘How to become a Trauma Informed School’ and a simple Audit tool about ‘How Mentally Healthy is Your School?
This guide, written by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, explores simple steps schools can take to promote pupil wellbeing when learning is happening remotely.
This tool is designed to give you a brief snapshot of how mentally healthy your school is and to help you prioritise areas for development. This audit tool and the ideas in this guide are taken from ‘The Mentally Health Schools Workbook’ (also written by Dr Pooky Knightsmith).
Becoming a trauma informed school is vital because we now recognise that one in three diagnosed mental health problems in adulthood are known to directly relate to childhood traumatic experiences. In this guide, expert Betsy deThierry provides practical steps for schools and colleges who wish to take a trauma informed approach.