Insights, news and case studies

Here you will find the latest evidence-based infographics and blogs on mental health in schools and colleges and relevant case studies and information about how important is it to have qualified mental health support for the whole school community.

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Clare Martin

Clare first discovered her passion for teaching while working as a teaching assistant in a secondary school in Australia. She went on to gain a first-class honours degree in Psychology

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Jo Graham

Jo is a qualified Secondary teacher. She started her career as a teacher before joining Teach First where she played a number of key roles during the period of rapid growth

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Naomi Russell

Naomi is our Mental Health Improvement Lead, focussing on stakeholder relationships and business development. Naomi works on the School Mental Health Specialist and the Peer Mentoring programmes and collaborates with

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Kerry Hill

Kerry Hill is a headteacher and education consultant. In 2018 her Primary School was the first in the country to be awarded the Carnegie Centre of Excellence’s Gold Status for

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Jo Broad

Jo Broad has been working in the interests of Children, Young People and Families for over 25years on projects promoting Social Inclusion, Creativity, Learning and Wellbeing. After an earlycareer in

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Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan has 23 years’ experience as a mental health nurse. He has extensive experience of delivering mental health training to a wide range of audiences. He has written more

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Erica Hedges

Erica is a qualified therapist working with children and young people in both mainstream and SEND schools. As a Dramatherapist, Erica uses a range of creative techniques such as stories,

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Mick Atkinson

Mick Atkinson qualified as a Social Worker and has extensive experience of working in the field of children and young people’s mental health. Having worked for 25 years in the public sector,

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Gaby Croalla

Gaby has worked in all types of schools as a senior leader and in Local Authorities for 20 years in a variety of roles, being responsible for high quality teaching

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Mark Holmes

Mark entered education after a career at the Environment Agency, and taught Lower Key Stage 2 in a Bradford Primary School where supporting the mental and emotional health of pupils

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Sajda Butt

Sajda is the Director of SB Training and Consultancy, where Sajda leads on offering consultancy to organisations looking at service design and delivery, setting up and facilitating focus groups and

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Claire Wong

Claire has a wealth of experience after graduating with a degree in Criminology and spending the last 17 years working on the Social Emotional Behavioural agenda within schools, working with

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Steve Upton

Steve has worked for the past 32 years in a wide range of primary schools in Essex and Milton Keynes with a variety of roles and responsibilities including 9 years

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