Schools are losing happy and creative children.
Record numbers of children are struggling with daily life. Academic pressures, social media and bullying are cited as chief factors contributing to this epidemic. However, the current state of mental health in children is still not truly understood. School Mental Health Group recognizes that an educational environment is comprised of individuals each as unique as the next, producing a complex emotional landscape which may appear daunting. This can mean that at times it is easier to avoid talking about mental health all together for the fear that it may put ideas into children’s heads. This is a mistake. Schools must take ownership of mental health wellbeing, by doing what it does best and teaching pupils how to cope with issues, empowering them and giving them confidence to help themselves. It is widely understood that the consequences of not addressing these problems at an early stage can mean that these issues can develop into detrimental ill health, absence and disengagement.
So, here you are presented with an opportunity to make a real difference.
Naturally, with foundations of mindfulness and strong mental health in place, better performance results will follow, but we ask you to remember what originally inspired you to teach. We know that teaching is truly a giving profession and tackling this challenge head on, will reap rewards way beyond statistics and league tables.
Naturally, with foundations of mindfulness and strong mental health in place, better performance results will follow, but remember what originally inspired you to teach. Teaching is truly a giving profession and tackling this challenge head on, will reap rewards way beyond statistics and league tables.
School Mental Health Group therefore believes that it is critical that perceptions and attitudes need to change. However, we are realistic not idealistic. That is why we work with industry leading experts to ensure that not only the material we provide is up to date, but that these resources translate efficiently into practice so to make that all important first step for you, as easy as possible.
Be the change you know you need to see in schools and lead the way.