Mental Health & Well-Being Education for Children & Young People
Early Intervention is the Long-Term Prevention
Our vision is an education system where good mental health and well-being are at the heart of the culture and ethos of all education as a priority for student success.
Our education programs respond to Theresa May’s pledge to provide more support for children and young people with mental health issues. More than 850,000 children and young people in the UK have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder and half of all life time cases of mental illness begin by the age of 14. However, just the 7% of the total mental health budget is allocated to childrens and adolescent mental health services. It is of great importance to be more aware of the current increase in diagnosis and the current needs within our own society.
“We need to equipt our young people with the knowledge, confidence and skills to recognise mental health challenges in themselves and others, and how to provide appropriate support.”
Our programs will encourage positive change and provide an interactive and engaging experience for students which creates a safe, comfortable, and fun environment to feel free to express difference of opinions, choices, and emotions. All programs are provided bespoke - age appropriate.
Below are the positive outcomes:
Understanding of Mental Health & Well-being
Understanding of the different types of Mental Illness’s
Building Self-Esteem, Confidence and Motivation
Building Positive Relationships
How to sense, how we feel (self-reflection of emotions)
Provide the skills you need to nurture your Well-Being
Self help and guidance on where to seek support if you have a concern
To break down any stigma and discrimination and to know how to support friends and family affected by mental health issues
By providing training and support this will enable for a sustainable whole school approach to student and staff well-being.
We hope that this inspires other schools to take strategic leadership in prioritising a whole School approach to mental health and well-being. Students need support at all levels: from their peers, families, teachers and from services. An individual with a mental health illness may at times become isolated and withdrawn which could act as a barrier leading to them being unable to achieve their goals within their education. For children and young people with a mental health issue, not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So, by enabling students to talk about mental health we can break down the stigma / stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery, and improve well-being.
WHY TEACH ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING ISSUES?
We work to:
1. Increase awareness of the importance of promoting and protecting children’s emotional well-being and good health
2. Share advice and best practice
3. Inspire schools and services to incorporate measures that will improve children’s emotional well-being and mental health
4. Equip teachers, parents, and pupils with the skills and knowledge to address emotional well-being and mental health needs.
We provide the following programs:
1. Mental Health Awareness
2. Understanding Emotions - How we sense, how we feel
3. Worry and Anxiety workshop
4. Mindfulness & Meditation
5. Stamping out stigma & discrimination
6. Hate Crime Awareness
7. Knife Crime and violence reduction workshop
We offer either a classroom-based workshop or an assembly information session, this is available from 30 minutes to 2-hour time slots for ages 7-18 years old, it is activity based and tailored to the specific age group being taught. Through this we aim to raise awareness on the importance of Mental Health, well-being and resilience. Our vision is for all schools & health services to recognise positive mental health as a priority for student success.