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Time to Talk Next Steps Scotland (2022-2023)

...in this age group with additional support needs. It is for young people who are experiencing anxiety, isolation and who have limited or no plans for the future. They may be in school or in college or have finished formal education and be...


Youth Advisory Group - Suicide Prevention

...and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Weekdays: Mon-Fri 9pm to 2am / Weekends: 24 Hours  NHS24 - Call 111 Scotland’s provider of digital health and care services delivered...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

... Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness 3 Oct 2023 When the Teapot Trust was awarded a charity garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year, the team didn’t expect to...


“The future looks bleak”: children’s sector voices anxiety over rights, services and opportunities post-Brexit

... “The future looks bleak”: children’s sector voices anxiety over rights, services and opportunities post-Brexit 8 Aug 2018 Representatives from 45 national organisations, local youth service providers and schools, alongside 10...


anxiety named Children's Word of the Year

... Magazine / News: anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by...

Mental Health Wellbeing

"Climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

...hope”– do you think there is a risk of young people, in particular, struggling with eco-anxiety and feeling hopeless about their future? MK: I talk about active hope because I see hope as an active stance. Often, we’re told that...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...But we know their neurodiverse minds are dealing with high levels of cortisol, intense feelings of anxiety and some will be experiencing a sensory overload which their usual coping mechanisms may not be strong enough to overcome. And so the work...


Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental health, but it’s getting better”

...health? Stigma does still exist, but it has gotten better, specifically around depression and anxiety. However, some diagnosis and experiences are still so stigmatised and misunderstood, particularly personality disorders, OCD, schizophrenia,...


Qualifications and assessments 'must prioritise flexibility, individual choice and continuous progress'

...the school experience, particularly in the senior phase. They also identify exams as being anxiety-inducing and frustrating, with the level of homework and revision required contributing to stress and 'burnout’. The group also highlighted...

assessment Education exams inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”

...shows the impact the crisis was already having on single parent families and the cloud of deep anxiety that many families are currently living under. The Scottish Government estimates that one million households across Scotland will be living...

CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...around the world Two years of wall-to-wall coverage of the pandemic. Two years of high levels of anxiety. Two years of working out new ways of living, being and working. And just as it felt as if we might be coming through the other side, there...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

Design is for everyone

...trail, Orikalmi – aimed at people who are feeling stressed, under pressure and experiencing anxiety. Using design, architecture, and museum spaces as a starting point for exploration and reflection, the trails will be available to anyone and...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

‘No detriment on appeals’: call for urgent change to exams certification process ahead of Scottish Parliament Education Debate

...assessment at the end. They have talked about assessments as being a source of real stress and anxiety. They also told us that a rights-based approach to education must involve engaging with children and young people in a genuine, not...

appeals assessments covid Education exams SQA

 “Outdoor centres are gateways to positive experiences which are otherwise closed to many”

...by the natural world holds many benefits for mental health generally, including reduction of anxiety and stress. Outdoor centres are gateways to positive experiences that are otherwise closed to many young people. If these gateways are no...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...in aspiration to achievement, feelings of low self-worth as well as the negative impact of social anxiety, we knew we had to do more to confront the compound impact of all of this on education and attainment. This year, 2020, was the year in which...


Summer days, but changed services for families

...a friend’s house is a huge thing for a child and has allowed those children who have felt some anxiety about the constantly changing rules to feel more relaxed. For some of our Home-Start families, things have been more difficult despite the...

Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

Navigating post-virus renewal - five steps into the future

...level, everyone will be experiencing loss in ways unique to them – anger, pain, frustration, anxiety. But they may also feel energised, inspired and reflective. Julie Stokes, who founded the child bereavement charity Winston’s Wish, talks...


“This crisis is a chance to start talking about how much autistic people and neurotypicals have in common”

...Thursday, he explains how much we can learn from people with autism on how to manage stress and anxiety What keeps me interested in autism, after all these years, is that I still haven’t found the answer. In fact, I now realise that you...

anxiety Autism cortisol neurotypical relaxation stress stress management

25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...of financial stress. Children’s charities report increased financial stress and associated anxiety, loneliness, and more complex mental health problems amongst the families they work with (click to read). The charitable hardship funds they...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Celebrating 20 years of Enquire

...available to explain their options makes them feel more empowered. This in itself can reduce anxiety and stress and hopefully avoids small, fixable issues escalating to become bigger problems. Since 1999 we’ve provided advice and...


25 Calls response: How one boy’s journey illustrates the message we must give all children: it’s ok to talk

...many situations, we have learnt that, although a child may be experiencing levels of distress and anxiety, the roots of that distress might lie in their relationship with their peers, their teachers or at home. In such cases, an intervention...


Before and beyond

...attainment gap. Struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis causes a great deal of stress and anxiety and leaves families with impossible choices about what essentials to spend money on. Children living in poverty do less well than their...


25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in mental health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in mental health support for all

...causes of youth homelessness in Scotland. Understanding our own emotional states, feelings of anxiety, anger and the ability to accept and manage our feelings and emotions is an essential part of the SCCR’s work. Their findings indicate that...


New book addresses children's climate anxiety

... Magazine / News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help children identify how making small changes at home,...

climate environment

Our Trainers & Speakers

...and informative. Specialisms: Trauma-informed practice Vicarious trauma Mindfulness Managing anxiety Supporting cyp with bereavement Teenage brain   Fiona is a distinguished Child Protection consultant with an extensive background in...


Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition

...content Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness 3 October 2023 International School Meals Day 2024 focuses on "innovation in school meals 1 December 2023 Further phase...

design Education environment schools

Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...reasons for the referral of a child to With Kids include: difficulty regulating emotions, anxiety and maintaining relationships. Website: https://withkids.org.uk Further resources: Sensory play resource sheet Slides from...


New resources to support school attendance

...Attendance Guide provides research, information and advice on truancy, bullying, avoidance and anxiety, as well as many more common issues relating to school attendance, which experts say has been in decline since the pandemic. With more than...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools

...challenged to design new ways of reducing sea litter Sept 27, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Jun 28, 2022 Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation Nov 3, 2021 National Theatre of Scotland launches new...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Time to talk about mental health

...take for granted, we’re deepening into a cost-of-living crisis. This means even more worry and anxiety for children and young people, as well as their parents, carers and adults who work with them. While we did get better at talking about...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

Mindful countdown to Christmas launches today

...countdown to Christmas launches today Posted 14 December, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond anxiety Mental Health mindfulness The 12 Days of Calm Christmas offers children and families daily mindfulness activities to cope...

anxiety Mental Health mindfulness

Holding out for a hero

...6, 2022 Funding to help transform family support July 12, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children June 28, 2022 Thousands of books donated to Scottish families April 6,...

literacy

Environmental design challenge

...here to learn more about STEM the Flow Related content New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children June 28, 2022 Bereavement should be on the school curriculum, report says Sept 21, 2022 Education in schools...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods

...to be increased as part of Programme for Government Sept 6, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Jun 28, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession May 31, 2022 Comment Nuzhat Uthmani: The...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

Pupils offered helpline as results day looms

...over the last couple of years, and although a sense of normality prevails, there is still a lot of anxiety and uncertainty at this time for pupils, parents and carers. “It’s important to reassure people that whatever their results are, our...

Education exams schools SQA Support

New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities

...Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Jul 1, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety among young people  Jun 28, 2022 Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes Jun 28, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood to...

Health Inequality public health

See Me launches school mental health campaign

...10, 2022 Comment We need to support schools to become mentally healthy places to be Feb 11, 2022 anxiety named Children's Word of the Year  Jan 18, 2022 See Me makes tackling mental health stigma an issue for all Oct 20, 2021 Fresh warnings...

Education health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools

Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’

...in Scotland Apr 6, 2022 Comment Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated Mar 3, 2022 anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Jan 18, 2022 Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8,...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

'Young carers must remain a priority’

...felt lonely. 42% of young carers always” or “usually” feel stressed. This sense of anxiety in a context of loneliness and isolation is reinforced in many of the comments left by young carers who responded to our survey with comments...

health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated

...research into reading for pleasure has found that reading can: reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety inspire creativity reduce feelings of isolation improve financial skills and critical literacy skills boost empathy, self-esteem,...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

Young people present key issues to Government

... Feb 11, 2022 Co-created resource offers advice on navigating youth justice system Jan 28, 2022 anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Jan 18,...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

New project to tackle racism in schools

...healthy places to be Feb 11, 2022 Computing science gets a boost in Scottish schools Feb 9, 2022 anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Jan 18,...

anti-racism Education racism

Embedding mental health interventions in school

...pupils and teachers  Jan 25, 2022 Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers  Jan 19, 2022 'anxiety' named Children's Word of the Year  Jan 18,...

Education Mental Health

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Autism and change

...important – and how to do this effectively. Coping with change can be stressful and anxiety inducing for many. For those with additional support needs, changes, be it big life changes or small alterations to routine, can be...

ASL ASN Autism

Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

...and teachers Jan 25, 2022 Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers  Jan 19, 2022 'anxiety' named children's word of the year  Jan 18, 2022 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24,...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

...here to watch the Committee meeting on Scottish Parliament TV Related content 'anxiety' named Children's Word of the Year  Jan 18, 2022 Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced  Dec 13, 2021 New Members' Bill...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

Coercive control in teen relationships is focus of exhibition

...to better understand young people’s views, reflections and responses about coercive control, anxiety and depression. It is part of the Early Action Systems Change initiative, led by Dartington Service Design Lab along with Renfrewshire...

art children and young people gender based violence

Q&A with Ruth Fidler

...of PDA. That means, combined with aspects of autism, their profile is characterised by high anxiety leading to resistance to everyday demands, using social strategies to avoid expectations, experiencing sudden changes in mood, and having...

Autism

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism

...as a girl struggled with times tables and ‘basic’ instructions at school, experienced social anxiety, bullying, a lack of understanding and mis-diagnosis by professionals. She was finally diagnosed with autism at the age of 19, after years of...

ASL ASN Autism

Suffering in silence

...or was experiencing mental health problems, across all ages. Parents and grandparents described anxiety, self-harm, depression, low mood, developmental trauma, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, bullying, loneliness/isolation, suicidal thoughts,...



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Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

... Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness 3 Oct 2023 When the Teapot Trust was awarded a charity garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year, the team didn’t expect to...


“The future looks bleak”: children’s sector voices anxiety over rights, services and opportunities post-Brexit

... “The future looks bleak”: children’s sector voices anxiety over rights, services and opportunities post-Brexit 8 Aug 2018 Representatives from 45 national organisations, local youth service providers and schools, alongside 10...


"Climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

...hope”– do you think there is a risk of young people, in particular, struggling with eco-anxiety and feeling hopeless about their future? MK: I talk about active hope because I see hope as an active stance. Often, we’re told that...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...But we know their neurodiverse minds are dealing with high levels of cortisol, intense feelings of anxiety and some will be experiencing a sensory overload which their usual coping mechanisms may not be strong enough to overcome. And so the work...


Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental health, but it’s getting better”

...health? Stigma does still exist, but it has gotten better, specifically around depression and anxiety. However, some diagnosis and experiences are still so stigmatised and misunderstood, particularly personality disorders, OCD, schizophrenia,...


Qualifications and assessments 'must prioritise flexibility, individual choice and continuous progress'

...the school experience, particularly in the senior phase. They also identify exams as being anxiety-inducing and frustrating, with the level of homework and revision required contributing to stress and 'burnout’. The group also highlighted...

assessment Education exams inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”

...shows the impact the crisis was already having on single parent families and the cloud of deep anxiety that many families are currently living under. The Scottish Government estimates that one million households across Scotland will be living...

CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...around the world Two years of wall-to-wall coverage of the pandemic. Two years of high levels of anxiety. Two years of working out new ways of living, being and working. And just as it felt as if we might be coming through the other side, there...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

Design is for everyone

...trail, Orikalmi – aimed at people who are feeling stressed, under pressure and experiencing anxiety. Using design, architecture, and museum spaces as a starting point for exploration and reflection, the trails will be available to anyone and...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

‘No detriment on appeals’: call for urgent change to exams certification process ahead of Scottish Parliament Education Debate

...assessment at the end. They have talked about assessments as being a source of real stress and anxiety. They also told us that a rights-based approach to education must involve engaging with children and young people in a genuine, not...

appeals assessments covid Education exams SQA

 “Outdoor centres are gateways to positive experiences which are otherwise closed to many”

...by the natural world holds many benefits for mental health generally, including reduction of anxiety and stress. Outdoor centres are gateways to positive experiences that are otherwise closed to many young people. If these gateways are no...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...in aspiration to achievement, feelings of low self-worth as well as the negative impact of social anxiety, we knew we had to do more to confront the compound impact of all of this on education and attainment. This year, 2020, was the year in which...


Summer days, but changed services for families

...a friend’s house is a huge thing for a child and has allowed those children who have felt some anxiety about the constantly changing rules to feel more relaxed. For some of our Home-Start families, things have been more difficult despite the...

Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

Navigating post-virus renewal - five steps into the future

...level, everyone will be experiencing loss in ways unique to them – anger, pain, frustration, anxiety. But they may also feel energised, inspired and reflective. Julie Stokes, who founded the child bereavement charity Winston’s Wish, talks...


“This crisis is a chance to start talking about how much autistic people and neurotypicals have in common”

...Thursday, he explains how much we can learn from people with autism on how to manage stress and anxiety What keeps me interested in autism, after all these years, is that I still haven’t found the answer. In fact, I now realise that you...

anxiety Autism cortisol neurotypical relaxation stress stress management

25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...of financial stress. Children’s charities report increased financial stress and associated anxiety, loneliness, and more complex mental health problems amongst the families they work with (click to read). The charitable hardship funds they...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Celebrating 20 years of Enquire

...available to explain their options makes them feel more empowered. This in itself can reduce anxiety and stress and hopefully avoids small, fixable issues escalating to become bigger problems. Since 1999 we’ve provided advice and...


25 Calls response: How one boy’s journey illustrates the message we must give all children: it’s ok to talk

...many situations, we have learnt that, although a child may be experiencing levels of distress and anxiety, the roots of that distress might lie in their relationship with their peers, their teachers or at home. In such cases, an intervention...


Before and beyond

...attainment gap. Struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis causes a great deal of stress and anxiety and leaves families with impossible choices about what essentials to spend money on. Children living in poverty do less well than their...


25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in mental health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in mental health support for all

...causes of youth homelessness in Scotland. Understanding our own emotional states, feelings of anxiety, anger and the ability to accept and manage our feelings and emotions is an essential part of the SCCR’s work. Their findings indicate that...



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Our Trainers & Speakers

...and informative. Specialisms: Trauma-informed practice Vicarious trauma Mindfulness Managing anxiety Supporting cyp with bereavement Teenage brain   Fiona is a distinguished Child Protection consultant with an extensive background in...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...reasons for the referral of a child to With Kids include: difficulty regulating emotions, anxiety and maintaining relationships. Website: https://withkids.org.uk Further resources: Sensory play resource sheet Slides from...



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anxiety named Children's Word of the Year
post

... Magazine / News: anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by...

Mental Health Wellbeing

New book addresses children's climate anxiety
post

... Magazine / News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help children identify how making small changes at home,...

climate environment

Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
post

...content Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness 3 October 2023 International School Meals Day 2024 focuses on "innovation in school meals 1 December 2023 Further phase...

design Education environment schools

New resources to support school attendance
post

...Attendance Guide provides research, information and advice on truancy, bullying, avoidance and anxiety, as well as many more common issues relating to school attendance, which experts say has been in decline since the pandemic. With more than...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools
post

...challenged to design new ways of reducing sea litter Sept 27, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Jun 28, 2022 Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation Nov 3, 2021 National Theatre of Scotland launches new...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Time to talk about mental health
post

...take for granted, we’re deepening into a cost-of-living crisis. This means even more worry and anxiety for children and young people, as well as their parents, carers and adults who work with them. While we did get better at talking about...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

Mindful countdown to Christmas launches today
post

...countdown to Christmas launches today Posted 14 December, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond anxiety Mental Health mindfulness The 12 Days of Calm Christmas offers children and families daily mindfulness activities to cope...

anxiety Mental Health mindfulness

Holding out for a hero
post

...6, 2022 Funding to help transform family support July 12, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children June 28, 2022 Thousands of books donated to Scottish families April 6,...

literacy

Environmental design challenge
post

...here to learn more about STEM the Flow Related content New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children June 28, 2022 Bereavement should be on the school curriculum, report says Sept 21, 2022 Education in schools...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods
post

...to be increased as part of Programme for Government Sept 6, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Jun 28, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession May 31, 2022 Comment Nuzhat Uthmani: The...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

Pupils offered helpline as results day looms
post

...over the last couple of years, and although a sense of normality prevails, there is still a lot of anxiety and uncertainty at this time for pupils, parents and carers. “It’s important to reassure people that whatever their results are, our...

Education exams schools SQA Support

New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities
post

...Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Jul 1, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety among young people  Jun 28, 2022 Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes Jun 28, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood to...

Health Inequality public health

See Me launches school mental health campaign
post

...10, 2022 Comment We need to support schools to become mentally healthy places to be Feb 11, 2022 anxiety named Children's Word of the Year  Jan 18, 2022 See Me makes tackling mental health stigma an issue for all Oct 20, 2021 Fresh warnings...

Education health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools

Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’
post

...in Scotland Apr 6, 2022 Comment Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated Mar 3, 2022 anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Jan 18, 2022 Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8,...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

'Young carers must remain a priority’
post

...felt lonely. 42% of young carers always” or “usually” feel stressed. This sense of anxiety in a context of loneliness and isolation is reinforced in many of the comments left by young carers who responded to our survey with comments...

health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated
post

...research into reading for pleasure has found that reading can: reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety inspire creativity reduce feelings of isolation improve financial skills and critical literacy skills boost empathy, self-esteem,...

Education literacy reading World Book Day

Young people present key issues to Government
post

... Feb 11, 2022 Co-created resource offers advice on navigating youth justice system Jan 28, 2022 anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Jan 18,...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

New project to tackle racism in schools
post

...healthy places to be Feb 11, 2022 Computing science gets a boost in Scottish schools Feb 9, 2022 anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Jan 18,...

anti-racism Education racism

Embedding mental health interventions in school
post

...pupils and teachers  Jan 25, 2022 Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers  Jan 19, 2022 'anxiety' named Children's Word of the Year  Jan 18,...

Education Mental Health

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Autism and change
post

...important – and how to do this effectively. Coping with change can be stressful and anxiety inducing for many. For those with additional support needs, changes, be it big life changes or small alterations to routine, can be...

ASL ASN Autism

Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
post

...and teachers Jan 25, 2022 Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers  Jan 19, 2022 'anxiety' named children's word of the year  Jan 18, 2022 Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24,...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
post

...here to watch the Committee meeting on Scottish Parliament TV Related content 'anxiety' named Children's Word of the Year  Jan 18, 2022 Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced  Dec 13, 2021 New Members' Bill...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

Coercive control in teen relationships is focus of exhibition
post

...to better understand young people’s views, reflections and responses about coercive control, anxiety and depression. It is part of the Early Action Systems Change initiative, led by Dartington Service Design Lab along with Renfrewshire...

art children and young people gender based violence

Q&A with Ruth Fidler
post

...of PDA. That means, combined with aspects of autism, their profile is characterised by high anxiety leading to resistance to everyday demands, using social strategies to avoid expectations, experiencing sudden changes in mood, and having...

Autism

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism
post

...as a girl struggled with times tables and ‘basic’ instructions at school, experienced social anxiety, bullying, a lack of understanding and mis-diagnosis by professionals. She was finally diagnosed with autism at the age of 19, after years of...

ASL ASN Autism

Suffering in silence
post

...or was experiencing mental health problems, across all ages. Parents and grandparents described anxiety, self-harm, depression, low mood, developmental trauma, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, bullying, loneliness/isolation, suicidal thoughts,...