Supporting mental health is a whole-school project

Training for all adults will hopefully create a culture of resilience

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We know that local authority resources are dwindling. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are shrinking. As the gaps in provision for children with mental health problems appear, the instinct is to try to fill those gaps ourselves. I’m not sure that it is the right thing to do.

First and foremost, we are educators and we must educate our students as well as we possibly can. That means an unerring focus on improving the quality of teaching. However, our raw material is flesh and bone, not wood and steel. Brilliant teaching is not quite enough on its own.

In September 2016, York ...

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