WHO comprehensive framework for health promotion in schools
Thriving Futures is aimed at whole school intervention, sitting in the 'Mental Health Education' part of the World Health Organisation model for schools.
The intention is to introduce students (and teachers) to a overview of what mental health is, how good mental health is developed, what can go wrong and how we can do simple things to begin to put that right. It is about providing a key knowledge and the language of mental health, so that:
1. Pupils are able to maintain good mental health in an ever increasing stressful world of exams, social media, peer pressure, negative news, body expectations ...
2. Students that do need more specialised help, be it through school based intervention or through more specialised services such as CAMHS or CBT programmes, are able to access it more easily.
Finally, I am not a magician, it is not possible to include lessons on everything you could possibly need, consequently I have included SUPPORT/ ADVICE LINKS to help signpost you to other sites available. As a teacher I often found it difficult to find the support I needed or could direct the students to, so it makes sense to have it all listed together. The list is not exhaustive - there will be plenty of other sites, should you have the time to look. If you do find a good site that you think others would benefit from, don't be shy - let me know and I'll add it to the list.