#TellOfsted to make wellbeing a priority
On average, three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many more go through times when they struggle to cope. It’s time for our education system to make wellbeing a priority. Ofsted is changing how it inspects schools and has launched a consultation asking for your views. Now is your chance to #TellOfsted to make mental health a priority. We’ve put together an email, which you can edit to say exactly what you think.
Mental Health in Education Conference
Last week we joined the Duchess of Cambridge in addressing delegates from across the mental health and education sectors to explore and discuss the benefits of collaborative working and what more can be done to tackle mental health issues in schools.
Take part in an Ultra Challenge
We are delighted to be a listed charity for this year’s Ultra Challenge series. Walk, jog or run an epic endurance challenge by entering one of ten unique events spread across the beautiful UK countryside. Sign up and choose us as your chosen charity.
Safer Internet Day 2019
Safer Internet Day took place on 5th of Feb. We’re sharing our advice on how you can have conversations with your children about the online world and the positive and negative effects it can have on their mental health.
New on the blog this month…
- The importance of talking. Ben, a member of our Youth Panel, writes about why we all need to be talking about young people’s mental health.
- Will using less of my phone help my mental health? Guest blogger Beth considers the pros and cons of switching off her phone.
- Tell Ofsted what needs to change. We set out our view on what makes a school outstanding.
Here’s why we’re asking you to #TellOfsted to prioritise wellbeing in schools.
If you’re worried about your child visit youngminds.org.uk/parents
for advice and info on getting help.
Also this month…
- Apply to be our new Head of Service Design. If you are an experienced leader in participation and service design, you can help change the future for young people’s mental health.
- Apply to be our new Head of Service Development and shape our approach to service delivery.
- We’re also looking for an HR Business Partner to join our friendly HR team.
- We’re launching our new training course on Anger and Mental Health. Next course in London on 4th April.
At YoungMinds, we’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.