Ian Macdonald

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'In this endlessly demanding world, self-care and leisure time isn’t selfish – it’s essential'

This time last month, I was what can only be described as utterly wretched. I’d been struggling to get a handle on "Nigel" (my anthropomorphised …

Drug misuse prevention: targeted interventions | Guidance and guidelines

This guideline covers targeted interventions to prevent misuse of drugs, including illegal drugs, ‘legal highs’ and prescription-only medicines. It …

Scaring young people about substance use won’t work

Fatherhood

The impact of fathers on children’s mental health<p>Lorraine Khan<p>9 February 2017<p>Whilst there is growing awareness about the importance of mothers’ …

Disrespect NoBody teaching resources on preventing teenage relationship abuse | PSHE Association

The Home Office <b>Disrespect NoBody</b> PSHE education teaching materials are designed to support the Government’s campaign to help prevent abusive …

Coming out can be scary and daunting. This group of Fixers are sharing their own experiences to help others know they aren't alone. #LGBTHM https://t.co/3VSJRZoaw7

How to support Year 6 wellbeing before and during SATs in your school - Pooky Knightsmith

<i>Waller Trainer Rachel Welch recently helped write a resource on Year 6 wellbeing during SATs. This blog post was written by Sophie Bessemer for Third</i> …

Free teacher training for schools with a faith character

Jump to:<p>Introduction<p>Seven in 10 primary school teachers hear homophobic language in school (Stonewall Teachers' Report, 2014), and 86 per cent of …

We Need To Talk About Cannabis

<b>Cannabis is by a long way the most used illegal substance in the UK and young people are quite at home with that concept.</b><p>The majority find it easier …

How Gangs are Exploiting Children to do their Dirty Work

<b>Children as young as 12 have been reported to be doing drug runs in London. Targeting the most vulnerable young people in society – usually</b> …

PSHE Resources

“PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, …

PSHE for all UK schools

Mentor strongly believes that making PSHE statutory will create motivation and requirement for schools to liaise and engage with parents, …

State of child health: School age and adolescence indicators

Healthy weight at Year 6 (10 to 11 years) - Proportion of children at a healthy weight during their final year of primary school<p>Human Papilloma Virus …

12 statistics to get you thinking about mental health in young people

Mental health problems often start in childhood, but opportunities to help are being missed and research spend is lacking<p><b>16 million people in the UK experience a mental illness</b><br>One in four adults will experience a mental illness at some point each year in the UK. This ranges from anxiety and …

Mental Health

User account | Bath & North East Somerset

If you require a logon for this site, please contact<p>Judy_allies@bathnes.gov.uk (Schools and FE Colleges)<p>Lucy_rae@bathnes.gov.uk (Early Years settings)<p>…

Talking to students at risk of suicide - webinar recording & slides

Thank you to everyone who attended this week’s online learning session on how to talk to students at risk of suicide. Please find below the …

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

It’s a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There’s an …

Pupil mental health: crisis, what crisis?

<b>In January, the government pledged to provide training and support for mental health services. Is there renewed hope that funding woes will at last</b> …

Wellbeing: Make a moment’s difference

We can change a child’s course without even knowing – and it might only take a moment, says Dr Pooky Knightsmith<p>A shortage of time is one of the …

The DRAM, Vol. 13(1) – What do you think? Perceived peer attitudes & adolescent drinking

The influence of norms on attitudes and behavior is particularly strong during adolescence, a period of pronounced developmental changes. Research …

Psychology

The time is now for statutory PSHE and SRE

The momentum continues to build in the campaign for statutory PSHE and SRE, says SecEd editor Pete Henshaw. It seems everyone can see the need for …

Stuff of Substance: Scottish Report Elucidates NPS Usage Patterns

<b>In December a new report undertaken by the Scottish Drugs Forum and Glasgow University was delivered to the Scottish Government. In it, researchers</b> …

Public health experts call for ban on alcohol advertising in UK

Global study claims industry’s marketing methods are encouraging young people to drink and often breach codes of practice<p>Public health experts have called for a ban on alcohol advertising in the UK in light of new research that claims the industry’s marketing practices encourage young people to …

Alcohol

The real story behind the drunk women headlines

New Year’s Eve, 2009. It’s 11pm and I’m walking down Newcastle’s busy Newgate Street. It’s snowing. A photographer (my lovely colleague) and I are …

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Technology

2017 - ideas for a mentally healthier new year [audio]

In this, the first of a maybe, perhaps, podcast series, I share my ideas for how I hope to have a more mentally healthy 2017. I draw on my own …