What is emotional resilience?
Resilience is the ability to “bounce back” when things go wrong and at times of adversity. It’s not about always being happy, but having the skills to be able to move on from life’s inevitable challenges. These skills can be taught. Resilience in children is highly influenced by the resilience of those around them - parents, families, teachers, schools, or whole communities.
Why is emotional resilience important for schools?
Research shows that social and emotional programmes and interventions in schools can significantly improve academic learning and motivation, staff well-being to reduce stress and improve teaching performance, pupil well-being and happiness, and development of social and emotional skills. They can also decrease classroom misbehaviour, anxiety, depression, and risky behaviours.
Can talking about mental health to children result in them feeling more worried?
We know that helping everyone have a language to talk about their emotional health and removing the stigma from mental health is crucial. Bearing this in mind it's important to talk about mental health accurately and sensitively, as well as monitoring well-being. This is one of the benefits of having qualified, experienced clinical psychologists joining your school.
Do we need qualified Clinical Psychologists to support us with our wellbeing program in our school?
Clinical Psychologists have the broad range of knowledge, skills and experience to provide schools with a safe and effective service. Raising Resilience interventions are based on up-to-date evidence and are routinely evaluated. Our team all have enhanced DBS, child safeguarding training and engage in continual professional development to meet our strict registration guidelines.
How much do we need to budget for?
All of our school interventions are individually priced depending on what is requested. Typically our pupil workshops cost between £6-£10 per child depending on the child ages, size of classes, length of workshops, and location of school. Parent talks cost on average £235. We are happy to discuss input into school policies and procedures, and staff training or meetings.
“10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years)have a clinical diagnosable mental health problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.”
Childrens Society 2008
“In order to help their pupils succeed, schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy. There are a variety of things that schools can do, for all their pupils and for those with particular problems, to offer that support in an effective way.”
Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools. Dept of Education March 2016
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