Depression and Anxiety
Teachers are well placed to notice the changes caused by anxiety and depression which will be picked up through their understanding of student responses. Teachers, depending on their relationship with the student, are also more likely to be a probably first port of call either by the student concerned or, more often, by their friends. This is why it is important to make sure you are aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in young people.
The webpage contains information on how you might notice and help a child who is presenting with signs of anxiety. Following this is a list of behavioural cues, physical factors, psychological changes and social factors that may indicate depression, what schools can do to support young people presenting with anxiety and depression. Finally, the page ends with a link to Stem4’s proposed policy on depression that schools can use and amend to suit their own needs.
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