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.

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.