All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mental health’

Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Joining Up the Dots Between Mental Health and SLCN

On World Mental Health Day 2018, making sure people understand the link between poor communication and mental health is more important than ever before. Our Head of Evidence Mary Hartshorne explores the issue. Last year, as the government’s plans to transform mental health support for young people were announced, we wrote about the link between mental health difficulties and speech, …

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research round up

Research Round Up – September 2018

This quarter, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have published several reports: A report on the pilot evaluation of the Voice 21: Improving Oracy Programme. Schools in the trial spent one hour a week developing pupils’ spoken language and communication skills to help them express their thoughts and ideas. Schools received materials and training in oracy based approaches. The programme showed …

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Julia Banner

Talking mental health and SLCN with Place2Be

We spoke with Julia Clements, Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be about #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and how they support children’s speech and language development as well as mental health and well-being. Hi Julia, what does being a Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be entail? My role is to support the counsellors and school staff who work with children with SEN. We work directly with …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Well-being and communication – not just for dogs!

There’s a ‘well-being show’ at our local showground next month, and with writing this blog in mind I was curious to see what that entailed: a range of therapies from Reiki and Neurolinguistic programming through to ear candles – and then interestingly a workshop on teaching communication to your pets! What do you think of when we talk about well-being? …

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Mental Health

Speech, language and communication and mental health: a complex relationship

Did you know half of all mental health problems manifest themselves by the age of 14? That’s a shocking reality. Consequently, when Theresa May recently announced her Government plans to “roll out mental health support to every school in the country” the news was widely welcomed – after all, with one in ten children and young people struggling with mental health issues, …

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