What we can do for Schools
"There is a widely held view that more and more children are experiencing mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression and conduct disorders."
Poor mental health in childhood is associated with a number of negative outcomes in later life, including poorer educational attainment and employment prospects.
The report believed schools play a central role in children and young people’s social, emotional and academic development. Engaging in effective social and emotional programmes is associated with significant short- and longterm improvements for children and young people. The report stated that there is a substantive body of international evidence to indicate that high-quality school-based programmes focused on social and emotional development are associated with significant improvement across the emotional, social, behavioural and academic domains. In addition, they have been proven to reduce the risk of negative youth outcomes, such as antisocial behaviour, crime, substance misuse and mental health problems including anxiety and depression. Children with stronger social and emotional competencies