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Pastoral Care Resources for Parents 

GCSE Years Information Evening

Study Skills  Presentation


Part 1 E-safety Presentation for Parents

Part 2 E-safety Presentation for Parents

Mental Well-being

Pastoral Presentation

Useful Resources

Building resilience

Communicating with your teenager

Exam related stress

Mental health and depression in young people

Self-Esteem Team

Natasha Devon’s book ‘Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents & Teachers on Mental Health & Self-Esteem’ is published in January 2015 – ‘The Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs & WTFs’ was published in August 2015 – Details of both below. 

Natasha has a weekly column in the Times Educational Supplement commenting on a number of issues affecting young people and how teachers can tackle them. See the archive here.

The team work alongside mental health charity Young Minds –  and positive body image charity Body Gossip

The team also support the work of Mental Health First Aid England (all members of the team are MHFA trained)

The Following Videos Were Used During The Presentations

Who Are The Self-Esteem Team?

Optical Illusions with Einstein Mask    

Body Image

Dove Onslaught                                                     

Lynx Excite                                                             

Mental Health

‘Switch on the Light’                                            

Other Useful Videos

Self-Esteem Team’s New Years ReVolution (celeb backed campaign to resolve to do one thing to improve our mental health for New Year)

Jean Kilbourne ‘Killing us Softly’ – Short documentary on advertising and its portrayal of women

Dove Campaign video on male airbrushing

Dove Campaign video on female airbrushing

Body Gossip ‘This One is For You’ (a poem about eating disorder recovery performed by celebrities) 

This Girl Can – Sport England video encouraging women to enjoy sport regardless of body type

‘Pretty’ – Poetry slam by Kate Makkai (contains swearing)

Recommended Reading

‘Teenagers’ by David Bainbridge

‘Curvology’ by David Bainbridge

‘Hope with Eating Disorders’ by Lynn Crilly

‘How to Disappear Completely’ by Kelsey Osgood

‘Fat is A Feminist issue’ by Susie Orbach

The Body Gossip book

‘Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents & Teachers on Mental Health & Self-Esteem’ by Natasha Devon and Lynn Crilly

‘The Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs & WTFs?!!’  by Natasha Devon 



The care and attention our son has received since starting in January shows outstanding pastoral care, he has settled in so well and is thoroughly enjoying the new opportunities and his new friendships.

Senior School Parent