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Mental health, resilience and well being

Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, we provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional well being and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives. For children experiencing adversity at home, we also provide a consistent, protective and therapeutic environment, which can help them to cope. 


The health and well being of both pupils and staff is crucial to our successful and healthy school. We support staff well being and morale as well as pupils' mental health, well being and happiness.


We offer a range of best practice, Quality First Approaches, to support and develop good Social, Emotional and Mental Health. 


We have looked at the Resilience Framework and audited our provision in school to agree what we need to work on next. 

The Resilience Framework

The Language of Resilience at Farnborough Road Junior School

Resilience is the capacity to cope with and adapt to changes and challenges and to ‘bounce back’ from difficult situations. Resilient people show courage and persistence and feel positive about the future. We have agreed a common language to use in our school to help build resilience and enable us to feel good about ourselves.


Look at the document below to see our common language.

All children are capable of working through challenges and coping with stress. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stress, adversity, failure, challenges, or even trauma. It's not something that children either have or don't have; it's a skill that we can help them develop as they grow. This is an interesting read about enabling children develop greater resilience. 
You're never too young to talk Mental Health - a useful guide for parents
This is what we have agreed we provide to support Social, Emotional and Mental Health in our school. 

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Why not try this free survey to find your own character strengths? 

If you are interested in finding out more about Mental Health and Well-being, these are some really useful website for further information.

  • Young Minds     

  • Action for Happiness     

  • Boing Boing     

  • Place 2 Be      

  • Time to Change     

  • MindEd     


  • The Children's Society