Suitable for: Pastoral leaders, heads of year, mentors, teaching assistants and other staff who want to support pupils and students who are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression or obsessions.
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Mental health disorders are surprisingly common, affecting a considerable number of children and young people. A significant percentage of 5-16 year-olds have a diagnosed mental health disorder and others have problems that have not yet been formally diagnosed. Poor mental health can have a major impact on a child’s education, with poor attendance and lower attainment common among students with mental health disorders. Schools have a key role to play in supporting these young people to achieve their potential and improve their emotional wellbeing.