Whole Setting Approach

Settings have a huge opportunity to make an impact on the emotional growth and resilience of young people that they work with.

Taking a whole setting approach to resilience and wellbeing involves considering all interactions with young people, both formal and informal, as well as considering the wellbeing of families, staff and the wider community.

This whole setting approach, developed by HeadStart Kent uses the eight principles of the Public Health England’s ‘Promoting Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing – a Whole School and College Approach‘ and created a free Resilience Toolkit for all schools and settings to use to create a comprehensive plan of activity that will not only benefit the young people but the staff, families and wider community too.