Created by and designed in partnership with Marilyn Tucknott of KOA Ltd. Marilyn is the author of practical guides for professionals reaching the different needs of senior management teams, classroom practitioners and teaching assistants. She has also created therapeutic workbooks for children and young people, to be used individually or as a whole class development activity. Established successfully and evaluated by children and staff, more than 12,000 have been enjoyed to date
Are you a senior manager in a school wanting to improve the mental health of your pupils?
The Mental Health Standards provide you with a pathway to success by identifying the key principles of a mentally healthy school
Are you a governor wanting the latest government guidance in meeting the mental health needs of all pupils?
The Government’s advice is both mandatory, such as the SEND Code of Practice that requires that all pupils with special needs have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHC) that includes a response to their mental health needs, and advisory, such as Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools (2016).
Are you a teaching assistant with responsibility for a pupil with emotional development needs?
You may need to have some more understandings about why children behave the way they do and have some practical solutions to manage challenging behaviours and build self-esteem.
You may also need some knowledge and appreciation of disorders that are often found in classrooms e.g. low mood and depression, anxiety, self-harm
Are you a newly qualified teacher?
If you are on this website then will you be concerned to meet the emotional needs of all children. You may be familiar with terms like ‘self-esteem’, and PSHE but not mental health. Is it the same? So how does emotional vulnerability affects learning and, most importantly, how can you build resilience so that children and young people become more confident and capable?
If you are teaching a pupil with a disorder such as depression, anxiety, or an eating disorder then you will find ways to identify these issues and what strategies you might use in your classroom
Are you aspiring to be have a mentally healthy Early Years setting?
The Mental Health Standards provide you with a pathway to success by identifying the key principles of a mentally healthy Early Years setting, taking you through the auditing process and showing you how to evidence your outcomes