Character, emotional health and wellbeing are vital to the development of young people, who cannot only perform in academic examinations, but who also possess the ‘soft skills’ need to survive in todays society.
The Emotionally Healthy Schools Programme brings together colleagues from education, health and the voluntary sector to support education establishments in Cheshire East in their efforts to improve emotional and mental health education for young people and their families.
Research evidence shows that half of all lifetime mental health problems develop by the age of 14 and affect up to 1 in 4 people. Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing and better achievement. The culture, ethos and environment of a school influence the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn.