Child and adolescents are experiencing a mental health crisis that is affecting all areas of education. How can schools and teachers help students build resilience and positive mental health so they can cope with the increased stress of modern society? Our editor, Jory Debenham, explores some of the apps available to help support our young people.
Teaching is becoming one of the highest stress
professions and burnout is rampant. What can
be done to help mitigate its effects? Ben White
explains why it’s proving harder than everyone
Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are increasing in teachers as many of the children they work with are exposed to traumatic experiences. Dr Asha Patel and Sal McKeown explore how schools can support the mental health of their teachers as a way of benefitting their students.
The demands placed on students with dyslexia can be overwhelming, leading to perpetual feelings of failure, high anxiety and low levels of self esteem. Dr Jonathan Beckett shares first-hand accounts and puts forth a call to action.
What can schools do to spot and ward off mental health issues? Dr Margot Sunderland shows how teachers are in the perfect position to offer early interventions.
There is a mental health crisis underway in the lives of many young people, which is being made worse by punitive behaviour management models. Dr Asha Patel and Sal McKeown make a case for a more empathetic approach.
Helping children understand and reframe difficult emotions can go a long way to building resilience and countering unwanted behaviours. Janet Rose and Louise Gilbert share a powerful technique for helping both young people and adults improve their emotional intelligence.
A lifelong love of reading is important for so many areas of well being, yet many people lack literacy skills, contributing to some of the biggest societal problems. Sue Wilkinson shows how The Reading Agency is bridging the gap for vulnerable children and adults so they develop the skills to access the power, importance, life-changing and life-enhancing impact of reading.
This report by the London Grid for Learning looks at the online behaviour of 7-16 year olds and flags growth in sexting, child exploitation, mental health, violent and sexual conduct. The charity has called for technology companies to embrace calls for change and put the safety of children first in all developments in the light of findings.
A full and active experience of school has a positive effect on the health and achievements of children who experienced abuse or neglect at an early age, according to this report by the University of Bristol.