Adolescence is a crucial period for developing and maintaining social and emotional habits that are vital for mental well-being. Between home and school, we have a fantastic opportunity to help our young people develop qualities that will build their mental strength. At school, we aim to do this throughout the curriculum, finding chances to learn how to manage emotions and develop coping skills, problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills.
The development of healthy eating and exercise routines is something that can be influenced both at school and at home. We can teach the value of adopting consistent sleep patterns and perhaps share relaxation and breathing techniques which can be powerful tools for managing anxiety. And let’s not forget the most formidable force of all: your family’s time, attention and love.