Children and young people
How can youth work reduce stigma and isolation felt by young people with mental health difficulties?
How creating mental health and wellbeing-informed projects for young people with and without mental health difficulties normalises mental health.
How does mental health-informed youth work empower young people to make change happen?
How empowerment comes through the relationships that develop ‘through doing’.
How can mental health-informed youth work help young people?
How the ‘blended approach’ of Right Here, underpinned by young people’s involvement and strong relationships, generates positive outcomes for young people.
Moving On to Secondary School
The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person, but those with learning disabilities or other special educational needs (SEN) are under even greater stress. This is because primary schools offer more predictability, usually with the same teacher and classroom throughout the year. The move to secondary school brings a lot of changes - different classrooms and different teachers for each subject, larger buildings spread over a campus, new travel arrangements and coping with support from unfamiliar teaching assistants. If the transition between primary school...
Shepherd's Hill Nursery mindfulness practice
A glimpse of a typical mindfulness session with the children at Shepherds Hill Nursery. Mindfulness can be practised at any age.
Peer Education Project (PEP)
An ambitious pilot scheme aimed at ensuring every school identifies and implements better practice to safeguard children’s mental health.
For young people aged between 10 and 18 who are either in care or have been in care.