6 Teaching Resources for Young People’s Mental Health - #WorldHealthDay

6 Teaching Resources for Young People’s Mental Health - #WorldHealthDay
Today is World Health Day and this year’s focus is depression. The number of people living with depression worldwide has increased by over 18% between 2005 and 2015. How can we raise awareness of this growing concern and encourage people to talk? Here are free resources to use in the classroom to help raise awareness of mental health in your school... Read More...

How do we explain terrorism to children?

How do we explain terrorism to children?
Terrorism is something as adults we can barely understand ourselves. How do we explain it to children? How do we educate them to make sense of such tragedies? Here are a few things you can do to help them understand... Read More...

The Benefits of Reading Poetry - World Poetry Day

The Benefits of Reading Poetry - World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day is a chance to reflect and celebrate the benefits of reading and reciting poetry for children. In this blog we outline these benefits and provide handy resources for teachers to help their students get the most out of reading poetry. Read More...

Resources for British Science Week

Resources for British Science Week
When it comes to teaching science, educators can have a big influence on shaping the thoughts and opinions of young people. British Science Week takes place across the UK from 10th to 19th March 2017 and the British Science Association helps schools plan for the week by providing them with these free activities and resources. Here they are... Read More...

Teaching Resources for Harry Potter Book Night

Teaching Resources for Harry Potter Book Night
Calling all Potter Fans! The 2nd February is Harry Potter Book Night and the perfect way to share the magic of J.K.Rowling's novels with your pupils. Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate the Professors of Hogwarts and the enchanting school with your class. Read More...

National Share a Story Month

National Share a Story Month
Storytelling is a fun, highly interactive and creative activity which helps to support children’s learning, raise their attainment and bring literacy to life. National Share a Story month during May is an annual celebration that aims to bring children and stories together. The theme this year is ‘A Place for Stories’ which encourages children to read a story in a range of unusual places, providing they are safe and comfortable areas. Here are some resources... Read More...

Online Mental Health Resources for Families

Online Mental Health Resources for Families
**This is a press release from MindEd who have launched an online training portal for families to help promote understanding of and positive response to mental health and wellbeing issues in children and young people. I am sharing this because I think it will be of interest to many in my network. I was a MindEd author on the original project and a keen supporter of this incredible mine of information and support** Read More...

Mental Health Awareness Week – Resources

Mental Health Awareness Week – Resources
“Depression isn’t always obvious... Everybody is fighting their own battles”. Mental Health Awareness week (16th-22nd May) this year focusses on relationships and aims to increase recognition on the importance of strong and healthy relationships with family, friends and/or partners. Can you spend more time being present with and listening to friends, family, partners and colleagues? Read More...
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