Exam Stress: 5 Tips to Thrive This Exam Season

2023-09-27T11:24:55+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here As children’s charity Childline recently announced that the number of counselling sessions they’ve delivered about exam stress to young people has increased by 10% in the last year, we’ve created this guide to help you support the children and young people in

Exam Stress: 5 Tips to Thrive This Exam Season2023-09-27T11:24:55+01:00

A Review of Harmful Content Online

2023-09-27T11:00:32+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Download resource It is not difficult to imagine harmful or abusive behaviours being present on social media. What can be challenging to deal with is the presence of popular online personalities or influencers who

A Review of Harmful Content Online2023-09-27T11:00:32+01:00

Safeguarding Update: ‘Depression Rooms’ on Roblox

2023-02-22T14:32:39+00:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Warning The following update includes distressing themes, such as suicide and self-harm acts, that may be triggering for some readers. Due to the popularity of online gaming platform Roblox with children and young people under the age of

Safeguarding Update: ‘Depression Rooms’ on Roblox2023-02-22T14:32:39+00:00

World Mental Health Day: Talking to Young People about Mental Health

2022-05-11T11:19:26+01:00

For World Mental Health Day 2022, we have compiled our best resources on mental health, along with some top tips for talking to young people about mental health. This year’s theme is “Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority”. Although not as taboo a subject as it once

World Mental Health Day: Talking to Young People about Mental Health2022-05-11T11:19:26+01:00

Talking to Young People About Suicide

2022-09-08T16:42:09+01:00

If a young person in your care has an active suicide plan you should go with them to your nearest A&E for immediate support. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay World Suicide Prevention Day happens every year on September 10th. This year the theme is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’. The theme aims to suggest that all of our

Talking to Young People About Suicide2022-09-08T16:42:09+01:00

‘Handle with Scare’ – What You Need to Know about the Horror Genre

2023-09-26T16:50:00+01:00

Today’s children and young people are engaging with content that would have seemed unbelievable when their parents were their age. It can make it difficult for their parents and carers to decide what is ‘age appropriate’ and what is not. This is especially true for horror,

‘Handle with Scare’ – What You Need to Know about the Horror Genre2023-09-26T16:50:00+01:00

Online Abuse and Inappropriate Content

2023-09-26T15:55:28+01:00

According to the latest Online Nation report by Ofcom, only 14% of young people (13-17 years old) are reporting and flagging potentially harmful content or behaviour they see online. This article investigates why our children and young people aren’t reporting online abuse and inappropriate content and

Online Abuse and Inappropriate Content2023-09-26T15:55:28+01:00

State of the Nation – Understanding and supporting young people who identify as LGBTQ+

2023-09-26T15:42:47+01:00

It's Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. It is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations which many young people who are exploring their sexuality or who identify as LGBTQ+ find themselves

State of the Nation – Understanding and supporting young people who identify as LGBTQ+2023-09-26T15:42:47+01:00

The Impact of Self-Help Apps on Children and Young People

2023-09-26T15:00:21+01:00

There seems to be ‘an app for everything’ now. With the simple push of a button, we can now order our groceries, listen to an entire album, play complex videogames... The list is endless. It makes sense that some companies have begun to try and use this

The Impact of Self-Help Apps on Children and Young People2023-09-26T15:00:21+01:00

Young Carers and Isolation

2023-09-26T14:33:17+01:00

The lifestyle of being a carer is often a lonely one and for young carers any isolation can be tough to cope with. In honour of Young Carers Action Day 2022, here’s our guide on how to spot, support and stand with the young carers in your

Young Carers and Isolation2023-09-26T14:33:17+01:00

Talking to Your Child About the War in Ukraine

2023-09-26T12:28:22+01:00

As a global community, we have faced a turbulent few years, ruled chiefly by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it brought. Now as we enter Spring 2022, the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine has taken over media attention and national concern. We live in a time

Talking to Your Child About the War in Ukraine2023-09-26T12:28:22+01:00

Influencers & Eating Disorders – Measuring the Influence

2023-09-26T12:59:20+01:00

In the last few years, as the impact of social media influence continues to grow, there has been a growing concern over the link between influencers and eating disorders. Websites that encourage disordered eating have been around almost as long as the internet has existed. In the 90s, ‘pro-anorexia’ sites (often

Influencers & Eating Disorders – Measuring the Influence2023-09-26T12:59:20+01:00

Self-Harm and Peer Support

2022-03-07T09:45:38+00:00

Over the course of the pandemic, mental health in the UK has worsened by 8.1%, with young people and women most affected as the groups who already had been struggling with mental health issues prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. We know from emerging research that self-harm referrals and presentations at

Self-Harm and Peer Support2022-03-07T09:45:38+00:00

Young People & Dating Apps: Trends and Risks

2023-09-26T14:18:19+01:00

Bumble, Hinge, Badoo, Tinder. This may sound like a list of nonsensical words with no connection, but that is exactly what they all have in common – they are all about connection. These are just a few of today’s most popular dating apps. While many of

Young People & Dating Apps: Trends and Risks2023-09-26T14:18:19+01:00

Children’s Mental Health Week 2022

2023-09-26T11:19:14+01:00

This week marks Children’s Mental Health Week across the UK. After nearly two full years of a pandemic, the newest research indicates it has taken a heavy toll on children’s mental health. Between the social impacts, education and home life adjustments, and the stress and uncertainties of

Children’s Mental Health Week 20222023-09-26T11:19:14+01:00

Exam Results: Dealing with Disappointment in the Digital World

2023-09-27T14:35:16+01:00

Receiving exam results is always a stressful time. It’s the culmination of countless hours of hard work and stress on top of navigating education throughout a pandemic. For many, it will be a time of joy and looking forward to the future. However, this won’t be the reality for some pupils around the UK as they receive results that aren't what they hoped for. Dealing with

Exam Results: Dealing with Disappointment in the Digital World2023-09-27T14:35:16+01:00

The State of the Nation – ‘Understanding the Experience of LGBTQ+ Young People’

2023-09-27T15:56:51+01:00

Published: 24th June, 2021 It’s Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. While this is a time to celebrate, it is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations many LGBTQ+ young people find themselves in, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Understanding the

The State of the Nation – ‘Understanding the Experience of LGBTQ+ Young People’2023-09-27T15:56:51+01:00

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

2021-12-10T17:10:53+00:00

This week marks Children’s Mental Health Week across the UK. As we continue to navigate our way through the Coronavirus pandemic and find ourselves at home more than usual, it’s critical that we look after our mental health - especially children and young people. Being at home more inevitably means we’re spending more time

Children’s Mental Health Week 20212021-12-10T17:10:53+00:00

What you need to know about Algorithms

2023-01-20T14:59:45+00:00

What are algorithms? We all hear the word ‘algorithms’ in the news so often, and it’s normally in relation to social media. But what exactly is an ‘algorithm’? Algorithms are essentially instructions or procedures that allow computers to operate more effectively. In the online world, they are used to

What you need to know about Algorithms2023-01-20T14:59:45+00:00

Insight into Influencers

2023-01-20T14:58:45+00:00

An influencer is someone with an online social media presence and with a large enough following to market or ‘influence’ their audience to buy products, services and goods. The truth is that anyone can be an influencer, and some are famous solely for being an influencer. Popular influencers often create and sustain a

Insight into Influencers2023-01-20T14:58:45+00:00

5 Ways Young People Can Cope With Stress

2021-12-10T17:07:31+00:00

Since the pandemic, many young people and their parents have reported struggling with their mental health. Mental health charity Young Minds found that 51% of young people in the UK said that the Coronavirus pandemic made their mental health a bit worse 32% said the situation has made their mental health

5 Ways Young People Can Cope With Stress2021-12-10T17:07:31+00:00

Back to school – Having Supportive Conversations

2021-12-10T17:08:11+00:00

As schools begin to gradually re-open, it is essential that all staff are prepared for potentially sensitive conversations that may take place. With pupils having spent a long time at home and out of school, many teachers have expressed concern about the needs of pupils once they return. It is important that staff feel prepared

Back to school – Having Supportive Conversations2021-12-10T17:08:11+00:00

Creative Activity Pack

2021-12-10T17:09:12+00:00

For some regions across the UK it is half term and we have developed a Creative Activity Pack for children and young people to stay active. As the lockdown begins to ease, we could all benefit from less screen time. So, be sure to download our Creative Activity Pack and give children in your

Creative Activity Pack2021-12-10T17:09:12+00:00

Should You Be Worried About ‘Gaming Disorder’?

2021-12-10T17:09:23+00:00

Key Points Gaming Disorder has been classified as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation The NHS has launched a service to tackle gaming disorder Gaming Disorder has multiple symptoms including irritation and lack of sleep Young people with pre-existing mental conditions may be more susceptible

Should You Be Worried About ‘Gaming Disorder’?2021-12-10T17:09:23+00:00
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