Emotions Links

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This page provides links to an eclectic mix of thought-provoking and information-rich websites relevant to life-based learning.

Many of them are websites with teaching resources for immediate use in the classroom. Others were particularly helpful when putting together this website.

All of them demonstrate an interest in children being involved in life-based learning.

Please note that a link here is not an endorsement of the concept of life-based learning or of MAC.


Policy and guidance support for children knowing about and developing emotional resilience

NHS England — the importance of emotional resilience in young and old, as one in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness (UK)

https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/

Mental health of children and young people in England 2017/2018: Mental disorder data (UK)

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/mental-health-of-children-and-young-people-in-england/2017/2017

Children’s mental health: Get the facts (UK)

https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/index.html

NHS: Anxiety disorders in children (UK)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/anxiety-disorders-in-children/

National Children’s Bureau (NCB) — UK charity working to improve children’s emotional well-being

http://www.ncb.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are

Information about child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) (UK)

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/

Anne Freud: National Centre for Children and Families: ‘Moving on from CAMHS’ (UK)

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/receiving-support/moving-on/

Young people’s mental health (UK)

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work/young-peoples-mental-health

Young Minds organisation — supporting young people’s mental health (UK)

https://youngminds.org.uk/

Children and young people (UK)

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people

Growing a mentally healthy generation (Australia)

https://beyou.edu.au/

Practical material to use in the classroom

PSHE Association guidance on teaching about mental health and emotional well-being (UK)

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/resources/guidance-teaching-about-mental-health-and

Free resources for teaching about health and well-being (UK)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-life/pshce-twinkl-life/health-and-wellbeing-pshe-and-citizenship-twinkl-life

10 activities to help students explore emotions (USA)

https://www.apperson.com/teach-talk/10-activities-to-help-students-explore-emotions

Promoting young children’s emotional health: Advice to teachers (USA)

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/mar2018/promoting-social-and-emotional-health

Social and emotional development in children: Advice to teachers (USA)

http://education.cu-portland.edu/teaching-resources/social-emotional-development-resources/

Children’s mental health (Americas, Australia, New Zealand, UK)

https://www.routledge.com

Mental health training (UK)

https://www.childmentalhealthcentre.org