Mental health checklist

13th January 2006 at 00:00
The NSPCC has identified the following approaches as important for the mental health of staff and pupils.

* Peer support schemes in schools for children who feel more comfortable speaking to other children than to adult professionals.

* One-to-one counselling.

* Work with small groups of children on specific issues such as anger management, low self-esteem or with victims of racism or homophobia.

* Training for all staff and management in anti-bullying approaches.

* Curriculum resource materials and classroom activities on themes including bullying, harmful behaviour and self-esteem.

* The NSPCC, National Children's Bureau and The Place To Be offer counselling or training services to schools, as does the Caspari Foundation, which specialises in educational therapy. Contact them at:

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