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Looked-after Children and self-harm

This content discusses issues of self-harm, mental health and suicide. Please take the time to consider your own mental health, and seek support if you need it. In the UK, the Samaritans can be reached for free on 116 123. This episode is about looked-after children and self-harm. It covers what self-harm is, why looked-after children are more at risk of self-harming, and how social workers can support young people and carers.

Podcast: Reducing the odds of gambling harm through PSHE

In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam is joined by Subject Specialists Anne Bell and Sally Martin, and Dr Elly Hanson — an independent clinical psychologist who’s been coordinating the Association’s work researching PSHE’s role in gambling harm prevention work. Together they discuss the wider context for this work and explore the current trends around gambling harms and young people. Sally and Anne recall some of the points that were raised in the teacher focus groups they led on the topic and give an overview of the new lesson suite on exploring risk in relation to gambling for primary schools. All three of our guests give their unique insight into what they believe schools should be covering on this topic and consider different ways teachers can be effective in the classroom.

Poverty, child protection and the care system

In the episode, we discuss poverty, child protection and the care system. This episode was recorded in April 2017.

Say Why to Drugs

The internet is full of misinformation about recreational drugs – both legal and illegal. Dr Suzi Gage, a psychologist interested in understanding associations between substance use and mental health, tackles one substance per episode.

Talking racism and mental health in schools

How does experiencing racism impact young people’s mental health and self-esteem? What does it mean to be an anti-racist school? And what are some practical steps schools can take to become anti-racist? These are all questions we explore in our new podcast series, Talking racism and mental health in schools. With a series of experts in mental health, education and anti-racism, we approach big topics like representation, culture and community, breaking them down into simple advice and practical steps for schools.

The Autism Podcast

The Autism Podcast, delivered by the London Autism Group Charity, is the definitive autism related podcast. The podcast aims to improve our understanding of autism, boost acceptance, reduce autism stigma, and generate impactful, transformative ideas ranging from practical everyday advice to thoughts on policy, practice, and wider socio-cultural challenges.

What’s going on with UK teenagers’ mental health?

A recent survey by the NHS statistics agency found rates of probable mental disorders in six- to 16-year-olds reached one in six in 2021. Madeleine Finlay speaks to the academic psychologist Dr Lucy Foulkes about what could be behind this crisis, how schools are trying to tackle it, and how we can help teenagers with their mental wellbeing.

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