The Scottish Government has published information that has been provided to the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board on work being progressed across the children and young people and mental health policy landscape.
The update includes information from the mental health in schools working group who are continuing to work together to embed the new online Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing – A Professional Learning Resource For All School Staff which was published in June 2021. This resource was commissioned by Scottish Government and was developed by Children’s Health Scotland, The Mental Health Foundation Scotland, and Digital Bricks. It has been designed for all staff working in schools across Scotland, is open access and available to anyone who may find it of benefit. The free online professional learning resource supports school staff to understand and recognise the range of mental health and wellbeing concerns that children and young people may experience. The resource complements the Whole School Approach Framework for schools to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Other updates in the bulletin included details of the progress on the digital mental health programme, early intervention and prevention on wellbeing, the proposed new mental health and wellbeing strategy, and related policy areas such as The Promise, whole family wellbeing funding, and tackling child poverty delivery plan.