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22nd January 2020


On 20th January The Anna Freud Centre launched a short animation and accompanying resources for all staff working in schools and colleges. This animation recognises the importance of supporting children and young people’s mental health and offers a simple principle to remember; CARE: (be) Curious, be) Approachable, Refer (when you need to), (show) Empathy.

You can use the animation and resources in any of the following ways:

  • On a staff training day
  • In a staff briefing or team meeting
  • Send out in a staff bulletin

Watch the CARE animation and download the accompanying guidance and poster at www.annafreud.org/careanimation.

You might also find it useful to consider joining Schools in Mind. This is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares practical, academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools. The network provides a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that school leaders, teachers and support staff can use to support the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care.


Don’t forget to check out our Wellbeing page and resources to support you further.