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Schools and communities
Schools and community organisations have a huge opportunity to make an impact on the emotional growth and resilience of the young people that they work with. Taking a whole setting approach involves considering all interactions with young people, both formal and informal, as well as considering the wellbeing of families, staff, volunteers and the wider community.
HeadStart Kent have taken the eight principles of the Public Health England’s ‘Promoting Children and Young People’s Emotional Heath and Wellbeing – a Whole School and College Approach‘ and created a free School Resilience Toolkit for all schools to use to create a comprehensive plan of activity that will not only benefit the students but the staff, families and wider community too.
Community organisations are also able to develop their whole setting approach to wellbeing and resilience through the free Community Resilience Toolkit, which has been co-created with community organisations and is new and updated for 2021.
Schools and community organisations can access a variety of resources, grant opportunities for young people and free training for staff and volunteers.
School Resilience Toolkit
Here is the free School Resilience Toolkit that will take schools through the steps to develop a whole school approach.
Up to £500 is available for community organisations to support young people's wellbeing.
Whole setting approach resources
Resources to support community organisations and schools work through the resilience toolkit.
This area contains information and advice about what support is available during COVID-19.
Click here for resilience conversation and self-reflection tools and guidance.
Staff development and wellbeing
Find out more about training opportunities and wellbeing resources and guidance for staff.
Session plans, activities and resources
Session plans, activities and resources covering a range of topics to support schools and community organisations when working with young people.
Pay It Forward grant
Groups of young people can apply for up to £1000 for a project to support other's wellbeing. Find out more here.
Talents and Interests grant
Grants are available for individual young people and groups of young people to try out new hobbies and interests.
Kent Resilience Hub guided tour webinar
The Kent Resilience Hub and MoodSpark websites were developed to pool all the valuable information and resources out there to support emotional wellbeing and resilience. This webinar was delivered live to schools and provides a guided tour of these sites.
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