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  • George Thomas
  • Natasha Goodhall
  • Laura Barker
  • Isabella Healey
  • Lucy Wilkinson
  • Jenny Ogunmyiwa

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Developing a student-led school mental health strategy. / Atkinson, Cathy; Thomas, George; Goodhall, Natasha; Barker, Laura ; Healey, Isabella ; Wilkinson, Lucy ; Ogunmyiwa, Jenny.

In: Pastoral Care in Education, 2019.

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Harvard

Atkinson, C, Thomas, G, Goodhall, N, Barker, L, Healey, I, Wilkinson, L & Ogunmyiwa, J 2019, 'Developing a student-led school mental health strategy', Pastoral Care in Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2019.1570545

APA

Atkinson, C., Thomas, G., Goodhall, N., Barker, L., Healey, I., Wilkinson, L., & Ogunmyiwa, J. (2019). Developing a student-led school mental health strategy. Pastoral Care in Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2019.1570545

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Atkinson C, Thomas G, Goodhall N, Barker L, Healey I, Wilkinson L et al. Developing a student-led school mental health strategy. Pastoral Care in Education. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2019.1570545

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Atkinson, Cathy ; Thomas, George ; Goodhall, Natasha ; Barker, Laura ; Healey, Isabella ; Wilkinson, Lucy ; Ogunmyiwa, Jenny. / Developing a student-led school mental health strategy. In: Pastoral Care in Education. 2019.

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