British Journal of School Nursing – May 2014

The May edition of British Journal of School Nursing is now available.  This issue features articles on electronic cigarettes, and parents’ and teachers’ perceptions of oral health.

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Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing: A toolkit for schools

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, October 2016

This toolkit aims to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are available to help measure subjective mental wellbeing amongst the student population. This, in turn, will help school and college leaders make use of school and college level data to identify the mental wellbeing needs of students and determine how best to address them.

Click here to view the toolkit.

Easy read childhood nasal flu leaflet

Public Health England, September 2016

This leaflet is aimed at children with learning difficulties who are offered the nasal flu vaccination. It provides easy to read advice on:

  • the flu virus and why you need the vaccine
  • signs and symptoms of flu
  • how the nasal flu spray is given

Click here to access the leaflet.

Lightning review: school nurses – children’s access to school nurses to improve wellbeing and protect them from harm

Children’s Commissioner, September 2016

This report finds that school nurses spend twice as much time on paperwork than on direct work with children in schools which potentially reduces their capacity to identify children at risk of neglect or abuse. The research also identified evidence that time pressures meant that the school nurse role in supporting and promoting child health and wellbeing, mental health, healthy relationships and sex education was being compromised.

Click here to view the full report.

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) resource pack

Home Office, August 2016

This NPS (New Psychoactive Substances) resource pack helps educators and practitioners who work with young people discuss NPS and prevent and challenge drug-taking behaviour. It has been created alongside drug treatment partners.

The pack includes:

  • facts and information about NPS
  • advice on intervention
  • references for further help and information

 

Click here to download the pack.