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Key Principles for Improving Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Schools and Colleges22 February 2017,
We believe that the following three principles need to be in place in order to build resilient organisations, as well as resilient people within them. To implement these key principles, schools and colleges need to be adequately resourced and supported in order to play their part within a wider system, to support pupil’s mental health and wellbeing. Better Balance between Wellbeing and Attainment Better Training and Support for School Staff on Mental Health Better Support for Children and Young People When Needed
Children’s Mental Health Week - It’s Time To Spread Kindness8 February 2017,
Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition , sets out why this is a virtue that children and young people need to extend to themselves, supported by parents, teachers and crucially government. Click here to read the full blog.
Prime Minister's Plan to End the 'Hidden Injustice' of Mental Health9 January 2017,
Today in a speech to the Charity Commission, the Prime Minister set out a plan to end the “hidden injustice” of mental ill-health. Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Chair of the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC) said: “The first priority of any society must be the mental...
We Need Accountability to Address Parity of Esteem in Children & Young People’s Physical and Mental Health1 December 2016,
This week, the House of Lords debated what the government is doing to ensure parity of esteem between mental and physical health. In other words, how is the government going to ensure that mental health is taken as seriously as physical health? Parity of esteem is enshrined in law as part of the...
What Really Matters in Children and Young People's Mental Health8 November 2016,
This report is based on the findings of the Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission, Chaired by Baroness Claire Tyler of Enfield. It was co-sponsordered by the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition, YoungMinds and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, with...
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Need a Tangible Commitment25 October 2016,
Letter in The Guardian, 24th October 2016 , from Prof Dame Sue Bailey, and Dr Pooky Knightsmith in response to article in which Secretary of State for Health, pledges to improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions and put specialists in schools. Our letter welcomes this, but stresses...
Dr Pooky Knightsmith elected Vice Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition13 October 2016,
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition is delighted to announce the election of Dr Pooky Knightsmith as its new Vice Chair. Dr Knightsmith, a renowned campaigner for children’s mental health, directs the children, young people and schools programme at the Charlie Waller Memorial...
There is Still Time for Transformation Plans to Deliver the Ambitions of ‘Future in Mind’2 September 2016,
Such is the variation in children’s and young people’s mental health services that it doesn’t come as a surprise some areas have robust plans, whereas others need further work. The criteria used by the Education Policy Institute to review local transformation plans was quite rigorous. While that is...
The Fight Against Childhood Obesity Is A Battle For Minds as Well as Bodies25 August 2016,
Read Prof Dame Sue Bailey's Huffington Post blog about the mental health aspects of obesity following publication of the Government's Obesity Strategy. Click here to read the blog.
Prince Harry's Admission that he didn't Talk about his Mother's Death is a Stark reminder of the Emotional Trauma Many Children Deal with in Silence28 July 2016,
Read Prof Dame Sue Bailey's Huffington Post Blog about the traumas that children and young people face, and the need to provide appropriate mental health support. Click here to read the blog.