Schools and Communities

Schools and Communities have a huge opportunity to make an impact on the healthy 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.

HeadStart Kent have taken the 8 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 Resilience Toolkit for both primary and secondary schools to use to create a comprehensive plan of activity that will not only benefit the students but the staff and wider community too.

HeadStart have also taken the opportunity to adapt the Resilience Toolkit so that it can be used in community settings too. From Youth Hubs and Children Centres to uniformed organisations and sports/activity clubs. Recognising that a holistic approach to Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing should be encouraged and supported as part of a whole system change. Maximising opportunities to nurture healthy emotional growth for all.