We know that children spend a huge amount of time in the classroom and so school can provide an environment where good emotional wellbeing as well as good health can be promoted.
The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives. Emotional wellbeing is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life.
Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying
At Our Lady of Lourdes we take emotional health and mental well being very seriously. Every class provides a wide range of activities that promote emotional health and mental well-being including the daily mile, Emotions boards as well as class and team building activities.
Below you will find a range of useful documents and updates regarding children's health and their emotional well-being.