Quest Training Monday News Issue 18: 1st November 2021
Updated: Nov 8
Quote of the Week:
“November: The last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure; time to take a risk and do the unexpected.”
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MEN ARE DYING TOO YOUNG. WE CAN’T AFFORD TO STAY SILENT – Movember 2021
Mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer – we’re taking them all on.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
Promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges
The Department for Education has also recently updated their information on mental health which brings together information about different mental health support offers and training available to schools and colleges. These can help to develop your whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Extremists using video-game chats to spread hate
Extremists are using mainstream video games and gaming chat platforms to spread hate, BBC Click has found. Over three months, researchers found antiSemitism, racism and homophobia on platforms, including DLive and Odysee, where users stream and chat about games such as Call of Duty and Minecraft. Campaigners argue that including extremist narratives among everyday conversations can be a pathway to radicalisation, with these conversations moving to spaces such as private Telegram channels.
Parental alcohol misuse resources and guidance
You are not on your own (Children’s Society)
You are not on your own is a booklet for use by children affected by a parent or carer who drinks too much. It is designed to help children and young people have frank discussions with professionals or trusted adults about a parent’s drinking and is intended to address ways to keep them safe from harm.
Set of worksheets aimed at helping practitioners talk through a variety of feelings and issues with children and young people.
What Parents Need to Know About TikTok
TikTok has quickly become one of the world’s most downloaded apps. There are now around a billion TikTok users worldwide, almost half of whom (41%) are in the 16–24 age bracket. TikTok itself advises a minimum age of 13 to access the platform, but reports suggest that some children as young as 10 use it.
Like all social media platforms, TikTok is constantly evolving and has recently brought out features linked to in-app spending as well as accessing third-party content through TikTok Jump. That’s why this week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide provides a fresh look at the hugely popular video-sharing app.
International Stress Awareness Week 1-5 November 2021
International Stress Awareness Week was created in 2018 to raise awareness about stress prevention, and this year marks 23 years since the establishment of Stress Awareness Day, the highlight of the Week, in 1998.
International Stress Awareness Week has developed as a major annual event focusing on stress management and campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues.
Impact of poverty
31% of children live in poverty in the UK, creating a massive risk to their aspirations, health, achievements and wellbeing. Schools are an essential resource in mitigating this impact and creating opportunity.