RESEARCH & RESOURCES

Perceived barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking in young people

Adolescents and young adults frequently experience mental disorders, yet tend not to seek help. This systematic review aims to summarise reported barriers and facilitators of help-seeking in young people

How To Create A Connected Campus

Students who perceive their teachers and school administrators as creating a caring learning environment are more likely to be connected to school. 

Read School Connectedness: Improving the Lives of Students, published by Robert Blum MD, MPH, PhD

Postive Teacher-Student Relationships

The quality of teacher-student relationships is a better predictor of academic adjustment than other factors. 

Read Measures of classroom quality in prekindergarten and children's development of academic, language, and social skills, published in Child Development by Mashburn, A.J., Pianta, R.C., Hamre, B.K., Downer, J.T., Barbarin, O., Bryant, D., Howes, C, et al.

Impact Of Connection

Increased student connection to school decreases absenteeism, fighting, bullying and vandalism while promoting educational motivation, classroom engagement, academic performance, school attendance and completion rates. 

Read School Connectedness – Strengthening Health and Education Outcomes for Teenagers, published in the Journal of School Health.

MindMatters, a Whole-School Approach Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing

The objectives are to facilitate exemplary practice in the promotion of whole-school approaches to mental health promotion; develop mental health education resources, curriculum and professional development programs which are appropriate to a wide range of schools, students and learning areas; trial guidelines on mental health and suicide prevention and to encourage the development of partnerships between schools, parents, and community support agencies to promote the mental wellbeing of young people.

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Learning more about what keeps young people safe and well

Protecting the health of young people is vital and to do this we need to understand as much as possible about the issues young people are facing.

5 things schools can do to help students' mental health

There is a growing crisis within children’s mental health - learn what your school can do.​

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.

For Educators | MentalHealth.gov

Educators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Here are some ways you can help students and their families.

Schools must do more on mental health, say School Reporters

According to research, half of the teenagers with mental wellbeing issues try to cope alone.

Teens & Young Adults | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. Learn how to tell others what you are going through and how to ask for help.

Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing: A toolkit for schools and colleges

With half of all diagnosable mental health disorders established by the age of 14, there is a strong case to promote children and young people’s mental health. The toolkit aims to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are available to help measure subjective mental wellbeing amongst the student population.

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