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Mental health and emotional wellbeing education in school nursing practice

The mental health crisis is costing Wales over £7.2 billion per year (Mental Health Foundation, 2016), including both health-care costs and welfare expenses, with mental health reasons accountable for...

Adverse childhood experiences, safeguarding and the role of the school nurse in promoting resilience and wellbeing

A literature search was carried out using academic databases (CINAHL complete database, Medline and Google Scholar). The following key words (school nurse, adverse childhood experiences, resilience,...

ACE awareness in school nursing – becoming a trauma-informed service

‘When I first joined the school health service 7 years ago, I quickly understood that there was a link between domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and parental mental health, and the...

PTSD: Mental health in the COVID-19 pandemic

Severe depression or anxiety are noxious and debilitating, and certainly warrant serious concern, but it is PTSD that concerns many experts the most. The symptoms of PTSD are particularly challenging,...

Screening children for mental health difficulties in school settings

The aim of the work was to review the evidence for mental health screening and identification programmes based in schools and to judge whether current evidence fulfils selected UK National Screening...

Mental health: A false dichotomy

‘… research also shows that an increased proportion of children and young people are just not willing to tell the adults around them – in school or at home – what is going on in their private...

Helping children and young people to appraise risk in difficult times

‘Rates of anxiety and depression have doubled in the past 2 years, affecting all age groups but particularly teenagers. This is scarcely surprising: the pandemic and climate change present...

School nursing intervention for COVID-19-related mental health issues in the school health office

To better understand the impact and risk factors of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the mental, physical, and social health of children and adolescents, a literature search was performed....

Fostering resilience

‘The roots of individual differences [in resilience] lie in innate temperament, which is very strongly influenced by genetics…But genes do not wholly determine how robust a personality an individual...

School counselling: The evidence for what works

In 2016, a team led by the University of Roehampton, with the National Children's Bureau, the universities of Manchester and Sheffield, the London School of Economics, Metanoia Institute (London), and...

Online safety: The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children in the UK

Schools have an important role to play in internet safety. The Internet Matters (2020) survey of 1000 teachers in the UK was published in September 2020. The results of this survey showed that over...

Examining interventions to improve young deaf people's mental health: a search for evidence

Over 5% of the world's population experience disabling hearing loss, which will affect one in ten people by 2050 (World Health Organization, 2019b). According to the World Federation of the Deaf...

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