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Simple ways to support children’s wellbeing

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What can teachers do to support a child with poor mental health? Well, there are lots of ways a school can work to develop resilience and optimism among all pupils. These – and it’s by no means a comprehensive list – might include:

* Whole-school nurturing approaches.

* Restorative approaches.

* Solution-orientated approaches.

* Peer mediation.

* Circle time.

* Developing emotional literacy in the curriculum.

* Destigmatising mental health through open discussion in personal and social education.

* Ensuring that all children have a link person within their school.

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