Adopting a whole school approach to mental health and well-being is advocated as necessary in terms of trying to prevent mental health and well-being problems from arising and growing, but also in terms of cultivating a swift and confident response to problems when they do present, so as to minimise their impact for all. It is about having a good over-view of the school population and the systems in place to support it.
"In an authentic ‘whole school approach’ well-being and mental health are ‘everyone’s business’, with genuine involvement of all staff, pupils, governors, parents and the community, and outside agencies” (Katherine Weare).
This is a growing area of interest, and one that we’re hoping to develop further in Suffolk. For more information watch this video and click on the drop-down boxes below to find out more:
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