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Mental Health Lead Training Providers List

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Interested in accessing funding for Senior Mental Health Lead training? Not sure where you can get training? Here’s an alphabetical list of acredited training providers. Use these tools from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence from Mental Health in Schools  to assess your learning level and find a course. The full list of accredited providers […]

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Senior Mental Health Lead Training from the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Reading Time: 3 minutes The idea of a Senior Mental Health Lead for schools was first mooted in a 2017 green paper. The stated aspiration was for every school and college to have a Designated Mental Health Lead by 2025.  That was before the pandemic, which has only intensified the need for a lead in schools with strategic oversight […]

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Book Review: The Designated Mental Health Lead Planner

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Designated Mental Health Lead Planner by Clare Erasmus published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The Designated Mental Health Lead  (DMHL) is a fairly new role in the educational landscape. It began life in a government green paper in 2017, with a bold declaration of intent: every school and college to have a Designated Mental Health […]

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A Review of: Core Teacher Skills – Emotional Resilience How to Manage Workload and Wellbeing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Encouraging, Inspiring and Motivational As a teacher, our well-being and emotional resilience often take a pounding so to speak, we often lose track, and sight of the best ways to look after ourselves to be the best practitioners we can be. Within this training we are encouraged to stop, focus and realign our thinking on […]

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Lockdown loneliness

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by Rachel Ball.  I’m writing this during a half term break which I have struggled with to be honest. Whilst grateful for the break from remote learning and home-school, it’s been hard to relax. There’s the constant speculation in the press about when and how we will return to school, the challenge […]

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Supply has dried up

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many supply teachers in England have found themselves in the unenviable position of being unable to work or be furloughed this lockdown. It appears that a substantial number of agencies simply cannot afford to take the financial hit of furlough this time around, due to less cash being available from the government. If you are […]

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Book Review: Love Teaching, Keep Teaching by Peter Radford

Reading Time: 2 minutes Love Teaching, Keep Teaching The Essential Guide to Improving Wellbeing at All Levels in Schools In Love Teaching, Keep Teaching, Peter Radford challenges teachers and leaders to begin with the end in mind and that is exactly what he does: ‘Teaching is the best job in the world!’ This book really encourages the reader to […]

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Sleeping well in troubled times

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest blog from Maria Brosnan, founder of Pursuit Wellbeing and author of The Pursuit of Sleep for teachers.  DOWNLOAD The Pursuit of Sleep for free until February half term! Now is not an easy time to be in education. We have all felt the tumultuous tide of decisions, u-turns, and change, after change, after […]