Here is the conclusion of the National Children’s Bureaux report on “What works in promoting social and emotional well-being and responding to mental health problems in schools? “ It can be tempting for schools under pressure to see work to promote wellbeing and address mental health problems as a luxury or optional extra. This however.. read more →

Head teachers are more concerned with pupils’ mental health than any other issue related to well-being, a survey of 1,180 school leaders suggests. Two-thirds of head teachers polled for management support service, The Key, named mental health as the top concern. Domestic violence and cyberbullying were the next biggest concerns, named by 58% and 55%.. read more →

21 Feb 2015
February 21, 2015

Life skills in schools – at last!

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A new report “Healthy Young Minds – transforming the mental health of children” by the World Innovation Summit for Health and Wellbeing in Children Forum 2015, just published, recommends life skills can and should be taught as professionally as mathematics or literature. It goes on to say “Schools need an ethos that promotes children’s wellbeing and identifies.. read more →