Friday 28th April 2017

What's New

NEWS: Farnborough gets AcSEED Award

24th July 2016

Congratulations to The Sixth Form College Farnborough in Hampshire ...

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

12th June 2016

Read The AcSEED Newsletter for June 2016.

NEWS: Beacon PRU gets AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to The Beacon PRU in Redditch, Worcestershire ...

NEWS: Lordswood get AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to Lordswood Girls' School in Harborne, Birmingham ...

NEWS: Cedars Upper get AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to Cedars Upper School in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire ...

AcSEED Blogs


The sensitive subject of acne

16th October 2015 ... Michael

I couldn't say the word "acne" out loud until I was an adult. It's a very emotional thing ...


GCSE's not the be-all and end-all

24th August 2014 ... Victoria

GCSE results are out, but it's important to keep them in context ...


2013 - A Review of the Year in Mental Health

31st January 2014 ... Charlotte

A look back at some of the key mental health stories in 2013, and why they were significant for young people ...


The Rise of the Self-Harmie

26th January 2014 ... Charlotte

This week there has been a lot of media attention around young people taking to the internet to broadcast images of their self harm. This exposes behaviour that is usually thought to be secretive ...


Is academic achievement our only expectation of schools ?

21st July 2013 ... Nick

Michael Gove's proposed education reforms have provoked much debate. Whilst many have claimed they are damaging to teachers and damaging to pupils, the Government appears determined to press ahead with its plans.


Self Harm Awareness Day - Dispelling the Myths

1st March 2013 ... Charlotte

Today is self harm awareness day. Recent research suggests that in the UK 1 in 15 young people have self harmed, but despite this many people still struggle to understand this behaviour. To mark the awareness day I thought I would try to dispel some of the myths around self harm.


Eating Disorders Awareness Week

11th February 2013 ... Charlotte

Today marks the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2013. Eating disorders are commonly misunderstood and misrepresented ...


Self harm is not a joke

8th January 2013 ... Charlotte

Earlier this week Justin Bieber was pictured with an apparent marijuana spliff and young fans have started self harming in an attempt to make the pop star stop taking the drug....


The Prince's Trust Youth Index

2nd January 2013 ... Charlotte

Today the Prince's Trust's Youth Index revealed new findings on young people's wellbeing which found one in ten young people felt unable to cope with life....


Stigma in schools

9th December 2012 ... Charlotte

This article printed today raises the important subject of emotional wellbeing in schools. It calls for more support for the one in ten young people suffering with mental illness whilst also raising awareness of those who do not have a diagnosable condition....


We are better without bullying

19th November 2012 ... Charlotte

So today marks the start of anti bullying week 2012. Bullying happens in many walks of life from the workplace to youth groups. However for the purpose of this blog I am going to focus on bullying in the school environment....


Self Harm on the increase

23rd October 2012 ... Charlotte

Today YoungMinds released new findings on self harm in young people. After conducting extensive research the charity found that three quarters of young people do not know who they can talk to about self harm....


World Mental health day

10th October 2012 ... Charlotte

So today I took a trip back in time and visited my old secondary school for an event being held to mark world mental health day....


The Importance of PHSE

27th September 2012 ... Charlotte

Today I was a key note speaker at a university health day for PGCE students. I spoke with particular reference to the importance of covering mental illness and emotional wellbeing in PHSE....


Listening to Young People

25th September 2012 ... Charlotte

Today I along with two other representatives from YoungMinds visited the local child and adolescent inpatient unit to run a workshop....


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