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Natasha Devon is the mental health champion for schools
Articles from this author
'Teaching assistants provide essential individual attention to pupils who might otherwise feel unheard and unsafe'
19th October 2016 at 10:14
'We let our neoliberal, individualistic, consumerist society teach our children about wellbeing...'
12th October 2016 at 16:18
'If you believe the stats, girls are three times more likely to suffer anxiety or depression. I don’t believe the stats'
4th October 2016 at 14:52
Read this story of cuts to mental health services in schools and weep – the situation is bleak
26th September 2016 at 17:23
'Reversing years of Disneyification of femininity should start in the classroom'
20th September 2016 at 15:45
'During my time working with the DfE I witnessed a lack of compassion, understanding and a disdain for the teaching profession'
13th September 2016 at 13:29
'10 minutes a day of quality mental health education could have a significant impact on pupils, teachers and school culture'
5th September 2016 at 15:19
‘In among all the gloom, there is some amazing work going on to empower girls’
16th August 2016 at 18:10
'Schools are being asked to address the mental health of young people without the support they need'
10th August 2016 at 17:45
'If you cannot adhere to a very narrow definition of what it means to be talented or successful, you are expendable'
26th July 2016 at 10:53
'It's our duty to protect and prepare young minds as they get ready to experience the freedoms of university life'
18th July 2016 at 14:56
Too much of mental health education deals in extremes: we need nuance
11th July 2016 at 18:30
'A mental health system that relies on the goodwill of teachers to compensate for the lack of support in the rest of the community takes the p***'
27th June 2016 at 16:50
'Your mental health will fluctuate throughout your life, because you are human'
21st June 2016 at 10:11
Do you want to treat students' mental health? Make it easy for them to tell you their problems
15th June 2016 at 08:03
‘I’ll tell you what isn’t helpful at all: telling children with mental health problems that they’re namby-pamby’
13th June 2016 at 16:28
'Today's binary vision of people in the public eye sends a damaging message to young people'
6th June 2016 at 12:41
'Boys underperform in schools because we look after their wellbeing less'
1st June 2016 at 11:41
‘In the Dark Ages of Austerity schools are being asked to absorb all of society’s problems’
24th May 2016 at 13:02
The ex-DfE mental health tsar:'My chronic concerns with the government's approach'
16th May 2016 at 14:17
The DfE’s ex-mental health champion: ‘Ministers may have dumped me, but my campaign will go on’
4th May 2016 at 20:27
'We value people by how hard they work. The result has been the sacrifice of our collective mental health'
3rd May 2016 at 17:50
'We are in the middle of a youth mental health crisis – and it's sad so many people are determined ignore it'
26th April 2016 at 16:36
'Books can be an essential part of every human being’s life-survival kit'
18th April 2016 at 12:25