Use our ground-breaking research tools to talk to your students about well-being and mental health

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Through our children’s well-being research we ask thousands of young people across the UK how they think their lives are going - and we learn a lot from what they tell us.

Children’s well-being has fallen to the lowest it’s been in nearly a decade. Young people deal with many different pressures and fears, which can impact on how they look, family relationships and how they feel in their neighbourhood.

What you can do

1. Visit our resource centre and download research reports, presentations and toolkits on mental health and well-being.

  • The Good Childhood Report: Over the last 12 years we have asked more than 60,000 children how they think their lives are going. Our reports provide you with huge amounts of information on young people's well-being today.
  • Five Ways to well-being:  Through research with children and young people, we have developed our 'Five ways to well-being' resource. Download our postcards to find out more and make them part of the school day.
  • Resource on trauma: Distressing experiences such as abuse, war, tragic accidents or terrorist incidents can have a serious impact on children. This guide includes information on how to identify symptoms of trauma, practical advice and resources to help children talk about their feelings, and where to get further information and support.

2. Visit our resource vault and share with your students: This is a large bank of information and support for young people on a wide range of issues affecting mental health and well-being. Please share this so young people can get the advice they need, when they need it.

3. Measure well-being in your own classroom. It’s easy and free to run a simple assessment of children’s well-being in your class. Ask your class to take our short ‘Good Childhood Index’ questionnaire during lessons. Contact us for a copy of the Good Childhood Index today.

Your school or local authority could even hire us to do a full child well-being assessment of your school or local area. Please get in touch with us if you would like to arrange this or find out more.

Activity ideas

10 October is World Mental Health Day- Why not invite a speaker to come and talk about our latest Good Childhood Report findings or use this date to fundraise or raise awareness of our work.

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