Key Voices #77 – Mental health and the return to school with Tana Macpherson-Smith

"“I am working with a lot of children who are already thinking to themselves it will be impossible for them to go back to school...“

This week we talk to Tana Macpherson-Smith, Founder of Clear Minds about how children might be feeling about the return to school. Tana shares some practical ideas for whole-school approaches to mental health and wellbeing, as well as how teachers can identify and monitor individual pupils who may be struggling.

With an alarming 50% of all adult mental health illness being already set in place by the age of 14, Tana talks about the importance of good mental health to a child’s development and shares the way she explains mental health to pupils.

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