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Latest Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) News

Ofsted rating should reflect good mental health support

Children & Young People Now reports that mental health experts have told the Joint Health and Education Select Committee that schools in England should only be rated “outstanding” by Ofsted if they can prove they are committed to tackling mental health problems ...
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School mental health survey of 11-16 year olds

ComRes has published the results of a survey of 1,033 11-16 year-olds across the UK looking at mental health. Findings from the survey carried out on behalf of BBC School Report include: 86% of 11-16 year-olds described themselves as “happy” overall; 70% said th...
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Healthy Minds Group - For Leeds City Council employees

Make time for your mental health: The Healthy Minds Group supporting positive mental health for Leeds City Council employees
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Mental Health Children and Young People

Public Health England has published The mental health of children and young people in England. This guidance document describes the importance of mental health and wellbeing among children and young people. Easy to read graphics show the risk and resilience fact...
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Wellbeing and mental health in schools

The National Children's Bureau has produced an assessment and improvement for school leaders.
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Body confidence in the early years

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has published the results of research into young children’s body image. Key findings include: 24% of childcare professionals have seen signs that children in their care who are aged 3 - 5 years o...
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The Children's Society wants more SEMH support in schools

Good childhood report The Children’s Society has published its fifth in-depth report on children’s wellbeing. Recommendations include: the Government should introduce a legal requirement for schools and further education colleges across England to provide menta...
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Poverty, friendships and family

A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows the detrimental effect poverty can have
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Lighting up young brains: how parents, carers and nurseries support children’s brain development in the first five years

This briefing looks at the science behind young children's brain development and its relationship to children's language development. It shows how parents, carers and early years workers can support this process and makes a recommendation to the government to su...
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Exam stress on the rise

As calls to ChildLine show an increase in exam stress they produce a YouTube video for secondary pupils on how to manage their stress
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