Helping Children With Medical And Mental Health Conditions Get The Best Out Of School

In Conversation... Reducing mental health problems in schools

in conversation

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.

This ‘In Conversation’ podcast of Dr Sophie Browning, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, talking to psychology journalist Jo Carling, discusses Dr Browning’s work on developing a whole class psycho education approach to supporting wellbeing and mental health in Primary Schools.

The programme, Cues Ed www.cues-ed.co.uk , is based in CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and delivered by health professionals. It was developed by Clinical Psychologists and CBT therapists from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The programme, delivered to whole classes over several weeks, helps children to recognise and make links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It encourages them to learn how to talk about this with others. It teaches children how to notice the signs (cues) when things aren’t right and gives them strategies and techniques to help them manage difficulties.  Dr Browning talks enthusiastically about the feedback from children involved in the programme and the short term positive outcomes. Follow up suggests that all children benefit from the programme but those classed as more vulnerable show the greatest impact. The programme continues to evaluate its impact through questionnaires and standardised assessment tools.

Listen to the podcast
www.acamh.org/blog/reducing-mental-health-problems-schools

 

Contact Us

Contact Us
If you have any questions or if you would like us to come and present at your school/organisation please get in touch.

Read more

Keep In Touch

Keep In Touch
Sign up for our NEWSLETTER and we will keep you up to date with news and information twice a term.

Read more

Follow Us

Follow Us
Join the conversation on our social channels.
facebook instagram twitter

Our Policies

Our Policies
Here you'll find our policies and guidelines on using and interacting with Well at School.

Read more