Let’s talk mental health.

GCSEs and Year 6 SATs kicked off this week, coinciding with #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – very apt! Examinations and deadlines result in pressure and stress for students (and teachers). Join us and other teachers this fortnight to explore how mental health impacts learning with educational researchers:

  • Discuss risk factors for mental illness with Christina.
  • Ask Sveta about interventions to support social and emotional cognition and self-regulation.
  • Chat with Alice about how emotion understanding relates to behaviour and school outcomes.
  • Speak with Cat about development of social and emotional processing during adolescence.

Post a question in ASK or drop into the live CHAT on Thursday 17th May, 8-9pm to start a discussion and share your experiences.

Questions in the Learning Zone

In the News

Mental Health Awareness Week – 14th-20th May, Mental Health Foundation

Why Your Brain on Stress Fails to Learn Properly – 2nd April 2018, Psychology Today

Pupil progress held back by teachers’ poor mental health – 23rd January 2018, Leeds Beckett University

The government ‘is failing a generation’ with school mental health reforms – 9th May 2018, Schools Week

School mental health problems extend to primary-age pupils amid cuts to support – 1st April 2018, The Independent

Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says – 26th April 2018, BBC News

Posted on May 15, 2018 by in News. Comments Off on Let’s talk mental health.