The hyper-competitive school environment perpetuates a vicious cycle for pupils, argues the government's former mental health tsar
One secondary school has experienced four suicide attempts among different pupils since last summer
While they're a nice idea, what's really needed to help everyone is a radically different exam system, writes Natasha Devon
Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner says we need to 'just talk' about mental health... and the rest, writes Natasha Devon
Naked Beach is full-frontal – but that's the point, says presenter and Tes columnist Natasha Devon, children need to see ordinary bodies
Teaching pupils about abusive friendships is difficult, says Natasha Devon – but it’s not something we should shy away from
Schools that try to be inclusive with minority groups are just showing empathy and courtesy, writes Natasha Devon
Vulnerable pupils will slip through the cracks because of unrealistic burdens placed on teachers, writes Natasha Devon
There are very good reasons why sex and relationships education is being made mandatory, argues Natasha Devon
Child mental health services need proper funding and restructuring to be fit for the 21st century, says Natasha Devon
To tackle the rise in teen suicide rates, we need much more than a social media ban – we need a fundamental social revolution, writes Natasha Devon
On Safer Internet Day, Natasha Devon says the best thing teachers can do is to get clued up about social media safety themselves
The reporting of Archie Day’s death caused a ripple effect of distress across his school, writes Natasha Devon
Debating clubs build confidence – but schools will struggle to organise them as budgets are squeezed, says Natasha Devon
… which in turn results in disengagement. If we want to motivate pupils, we must praise them for simply trying their best, writes Natasha Devon
... and that includes being brave enough to criticise the Kardashians, says Natasha Devon
The idea that young people today are less ‘resilient’ than their forebears should be left in 2018, writes Natasha Devon
Barriers between teachers and parents should be torn down – schools need all the allies they can get, says Natasha Devon
Surely we can all agree that every young person should have access to mental health support, argues Natasha Devon
We should never forget that boys, too, face disadvantages. Natasha Devon highlights one that's often overlooked: colour blindness
The 'stiff upper lip' approach to dealing with anger isn't healthy, writes mental health campaigner Natasha Devon
As role models, educators should be held to account for their sometimes bullying behaviour online, writes Tom Rogers
Children's commissioner says schools must teach pupils to manage 'avalanche' of online pressure
If girls witness female teachers being respected they might suffer less from 'impostor syndrome', says Natasha Devon
Parents' mental ill health can have a huge impact on children – they need to understand wellbeing, says Natasha Devon
Sexism and racism still exist in our world – don't ridicule parents who shield children from it, says Natasha Devon
Mental Health Day is all well and good, but presenting the UK as being at the 'forefront' of mental health provision is a joke
To protect pupils' mental health, teachers should be open with students about their own journeys, says Geoff Barton
…and not just those say they are doing so, while avoiding uncomfortable truths, says Natasha Devon
Tes columnist and campaigner Natasha Devon calls for it to be compulsory to have mental health first-aiders at work
Focusing on weight can be damaging for those with eating disorders - tackle the cause instead, argues Natasha Devon
Campaigner warns that new top GCSE grade causes extra worry for students
Parents may be contributing to children's mental health issues because they are phone-obsessed, says Natasha Devon
If Ofsted tried to judge pupils' wellbeing at a school, it could have negative consequences, warns Natasha Devon
Girls are more unhappy than they were 10 years ago – but they are more open to talking about mental health, a poll shows
We wouldn’t let teachers work in asbestos buildings but stressful environments are a bigger killer, writes Natasha Devon
During the long autumn term, teachers need to make sure they protect their own wellbeing, says Yvonne Williams
With self-harm statistics at an alarming high, Natasha Devon clears up confusion and misunderstanding around the issue
Education secretary takes pupils’ mental health ‘extremely seriously’, but says ‘there has always been exam pressure’
Everyone remembers one teacher who inspired them – this shows that school isn't just about results, writes Natasha Devon
As the botox craze booms, in schools we need to set a good example and embrace our wrinkles, writes Natasha Devon
Amid A level and GCSE results day hysteria, Twitter celebrated the teachers who inspired, comforted and encouraged them
Teachers, pupils and parents must come together to ensure that cyberbullies face real life consequences
With GCSE and A-level results looming, Natasha Devon reflects on how schools and pupils cannot be judged on grades alone
Working at 100% right up to the holiday and suddenly stopping isn't good, says Natasha Devon. Here she offers a few tips
The commitment to mandatory mental health education in schools is welcome – but it is not enough, says Natasha Devon
All too often media coverage of individual schools misses the point and ends up doing damage
It is logical for girls and boys to wear the same uniform – but pupils should have freedom of choice, says Natasha Devon
The Good Morning Britain host took part in a debate about dozens of UK schools banning skirts
Bitter experience has taught this mental health campaigner that the powers that be don't want to hear the truth
Former government mental health champion Natasha Devon responds to those who dismiss exam stress as a bogus phenomenon
If you hear LGBT+ and 'predator' and/or 'paedophile' being used synonymously, call it out, says Natasha Devon
Social media might lead young people into self-harm but it is not the real reason why they do it, writes Natasha Devon
To blame young people's mental health problems entirely on technology is dangerous and naive, argues Natasha Devon
Writing ahead of a 'failure' special in tomorrow's Tes magazine, one mental health expert explores the issue
Two key drivers of social mobility will disappear at the end of this term, writes Jonathan Godfrey
We can't let Mental Health Awareness Week be overshadowed by the royal wedding, says Tes' mental health columnist
With the summer term comes an increased focus on PSHE in schools – here, Tes mental health columnist Natasha Devon offers her advice on how to make sure your lessons are informative, engaging and within budget
In the last of a video series, we ask three high-profile teachers what school leaders can do to alleviate stress felt by their staff and reduce the number of teachers leaving the profession
We need to stop fixating on pupils' weight and instead ensure that all food served in school canteens has a basic level of nutritional value, writes Tes' mental health columnist Natasha Devon
In the fourth of a video series, we ask three high-profile teachers if they think technology has the potential to reduce teacher workload
In the third of a video series, we ask three high-profile teachers if they think there's a problem with respect for teachers
In the second of a video series, we ask three high-profile teachers if they think an increase in pay would reduce teacher burnout
In the first of a video series, we ask three high-profile teachers what they think is driving the recruitment and retention crisis in education
The teaching profession is floundering. Perhaps it would help if the media was more honest in its portrayal of life as a teacher, writes Tes' mental health columnist
''Tis the season for exam anxiety – but we need to remind our pupils that it's completely normal to feel stressed'
With Sats and GCSEs just around the corner, pupils will be feeling anxious, stressed and exhausted. Here, our mental health expert Natasha Devon sets out her top tips for tackling exam anxiety
'We must fight for the removal of all processes that allow the education secretary to determine our teaching practice'
It’s time we demand professional agency. Let's start with the idea that there are 'best teachers'
... schools will be in a better position to deal with the mental health crisis, writes Tes mental health columnist Natasha Devon
'PSHE is a drop in the ocean: here are five things social media companies must do to protect our children'
Schools and parents can only do so much when it comes to reducing the harmful effects of social media, says Natasha Devon – they need to be met halfway by the providers
'The UK must relax about men interacting with children if we want more male early years and primary teachers'
We've made good progress on tackling the stereotype of 'male' school subjects – now we need to encourage boys into perceived 'female' professions, writes Natasha Devon
'Schools alone cannot tackle pupils' obsession with social media – parents and providers need to take responsibility'
We cannot allow the government to add rules about pupil use of social media to teachers' never-ending to-list, tackling the negative side effects must be a joint effort involving parents, pupils and providers, writes Tes' mental health columnist, Natasha Devon
'We need to stop labelling pupils as "attention seekers" – and instead, talk about them about the cause of their behaviour'
The label 'attention seeker' has an impact on the girls who are unfairly dismissed as simply seeking attention and the boys who witness it. We must drop the phrase from our vocabulary, writes Tes' mental health expert
To tackle bullying, we need our pupils to develop empathy and imagination, writes Tes' mental health expert. That’s hard to do when the school system values semi-colon usage more than the enjoyment of reading
'We need to teach our children that there's more than one way to be attractive, and that it's OK to be themselves'
To encourage a healthy body image in all pupils, we need media and advertising to truly reflect the range of shapes, sizes, ages, races, skin colours and physical abilities in our society, says Tes' mental health columnist, Natasha Devon
'My response to Weight Watchers offering a free programme for weight-conscious teenagers? NOOOOOOOO!'
People should not be seduced into thinking that dieting is the answer to the obesity epidemic in young people
'When "mental health" is treated as a catch-all, teachers are expected to deal with conditions way beyond their remit'
Mental health is not one, unified entity. By discussing it as such, we allow the government to place more pressure on school staff to take on roles way beyond their skillset, writes Tes' mental health columnist, Natasha Devon
'100 years since some British women were given the vote, we're still a long way from true equality – just look at Stem'
Tes' mental health columnist Natasha Devon sets out the three things education could do to drive the change towards an equal society
'Transphobes are driving children's confusion about gender – not the trans community or their supporters'
The transgender community doesn't frighten our children – it just frightens its most vocal critics. We can't let these narrow-minded people influence how we educate our children, writes Tes' mental health columnist, Natasha Devon
This week, MPs will meet to hear evidence from experts about how to transform young people's mental health. Here's your essential briefing on an issue that is rising rapidly up the education and political agenda
'Challenging the lack of diversity in Friends doesn't make our pupils snowflakes without a sense of humour'
We need to put a stop to the trend that labels fresh-thinking under-25s as the 'PC-gone-mad brigade', writes Tes mental health columnist Natasha Devon
It's teachers and parents who have the most influence over children's self-image – we need to promote a healthy relationship with food, writes Tes' mental health columnist
Tes' mental health columnist asks: With relentless testing, social media scrutiny and the changing job market, is it any wonder we've seen a worrying rise in children aiming for perfection?
For my last column of the year, there was no shortage of serious issues I could have tackled – but we could all do with a break, writes Natasha Devon