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Clare Erasmus

Clare Erasmus is currently Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing & Head of Creative Media Studies at The Magna Carta School.

In 2015 she embarked on a whole school mental health and wellbeing program which amongst many things involved the students creating their very own bespoke mental health and wellbeing app called My TeenMind.

Recently, together with Deputy Head Chris Edwards, Clare also helped organise and host the UK's first Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Teachmeet. She has also recently been announced as the runner up for the 2015/16 Community Champion Award. The Community Education Awards recognised Clare for making an outstanding contribution to helping children become positive community members.

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Clare Erasmus

My pledge for 2017? To help change the language of learning!

Early, pro-active interventions remain an undercapitalized way of supporting pupils with mental health difficulties. While we wait for the funding to trickle through, we still need to be pro-active. A DfE study has found that one in ten children and young people aged 5 to 16 has a clinically...