We’re nearly through January and already so much has happened. We recently launched an important briefing into the impact of restrictive interventions (such as exclusion and isolation) on young people’s mental health. The research indicates that these practices can harm young people’s mental health, especially if they have a history of trauma, which is why we’re calling on the Government to encourage all schools to take a trauma-informed approach.
Finally – did you know that Centre for Mental Health has launched a podcast?! We’ll be bringing you insight, news and research on the latest in mental health – enjoy the first episode via Spotify, iTunes or Soundcloud.
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but our chances are far from equal. There are many determinants in our lives which influence our mental health: from positive parenting and a safe place to live, to experiencing abuse or the impacts of austerity.
This first briefing from the Centre’s Commission for Equality in Mental Health finds that mental health inequalities are closely linked to wider injustices in society, and explores actions that can be taken, from communities and local services to national policies, to reduce mental health inequalities.
How do restrictive interventions in schools affect young people’s mental health?
Our 54th briefing focuses on restrictive interventions in schools (such as seclusion, restraint and exclusion), highlighting the way they can exacerbate distress and behavioural problems among children who have experienced trauma.
There are a number of alternative approaches to challenging behaviour in schools. We’re calling on the Government to take a trauma-informed approach to schools, to ensure all children feel valued and understood.
In the first of our new Centre for Mental Health Podcast episodes, we speak to chief executive Sarah Hughes, exploring how she describes the Centre, why equality for mental health is such a critical goal, her previous work and her key areas of focus.
Training for Supervisors We are excited to premier a brand new IPS training course for Supervisors and Team leaders on 11 February 2020. This course is aimed at managers who want to support IPS teams to improve service performance, compliance to the IPS Fidelity model and increase both quantity and quality of job outcomes for clients. Book your place now Training for Employment Specialists Our popular two-day accredited training course for new Employment Specialists is back in April, having sold out our January and February courses! Book your place now or check out our other courses.