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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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We have created a new 'Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)' section in our list of conditions. We have revised and re-written the details on Crohn's Disease and also included information on Ulcerative Colitis.

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The Medical Needs in Schools project's new self-evaluation tool

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Steve Lowe from the Oxfordshire Hospital School explains their new self-evaluation tool developed by the Medical Needs in Schools project. MniS is a collaboration between Oxfordshire Hospital School and Children’s Psychological Medicine – Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Read more...

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#FridayConversation

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We recently presented Well at School at the RSA Rawthmells Friday Conversations and enjoyed a stimulating conversation about mental health and wellbeing in schools.
If you would like us to present at your organisation / event please get in touch.

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Getting the best for your child - advice for parents and carers

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Parents/carers of children living with chronic and acute medical and mental health needs face a range of challenges getting them the best care and support. Read more here...

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Youth Mental Health First Aider course

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One of our teachers, Marie, recently attended NIMH's Youth Mental Health First Aiders course. Read her review here.

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Can we rise to the challenge of the Timpson Review?

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With its 30 recommendations, the Timpson review of school exclusion gives us plenty to think about. Read more.

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Baroness Mary Warnock

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We were saddened to hear of the passing of Baroness Mary Warnock. We remember her launching Well at School back in 2011. Read more.

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School Reintegration

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Great advice for teachers and SENCOs from Amy, the Reintegration Support Officer at CCHS, on helping students settle back into school after a time away for medical treatment.

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Wellbeing and Mental Health

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Our new Wellbeing and Mental Health section includes information on a range of school based interventions and the research supporting them.

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Integration and Inclusion for Children with Medical Conditions in School

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Assistant Heads from CCHS recently attended the ‘Integration and Inclusion for Children with Medical Conditions in School’ conference in Oxford.

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Understanding low mood and depression in young people

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Want to know more about low mood and depression in young people? The University of Reading and FutureLearn course Understanding low mood and depression in young people provides an accessible introduction to the subject.

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In Conversation... Reducing mental health problems in schools

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With the current focus on wellbeing and mental health programmes being delivered in schools, this podcast from ACAMH (The association of child and adolescent mental health) may be of interest to those working in Primary Schools.

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Advice for School SENDCO’s

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If you are new to the role of SENDCO or preparing to review your policy and procedures around medical and mental health needs see our new section Advice To Schools which includes a section for SENDCOs.

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Bully Free – an anti-bullying art project

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Bully Free is an exciting collaborative art project, which aims to promote awareness and open up discussion for young people about the seriousness of bullying.

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Social and Emotional Wellbeing

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Supporting Adolescent Learners: Social and Emotional Wellbeing. This short, free to access, online course by FutureLearn provides an opportunity to reflect on the specific needs of adolescent learners.

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International Workshop

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Join our international workshop on improving communications between hospital school and home school.

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10th International HOPE Congress

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We presented Well at School to the 10th International HOPE Congress in Vienna promoting it to collegues from hospital school throughout Europe.

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