Helping to nurture mentally healthy schools so young people can thrive.
According to NHS Digital, one in six children aged between six and 16 in England are likely to have a mental health problem. Whether it’s brought on by studies, peer pressure, problems at home or something else entirely, teachers and educational setting staff are ideally placed to spot early warning signs of vulnerabilities and poor mental health – it’s critical they’re given the tools to address wellbeing needs.
With the right resources, schools, colleges and universities can do more to champion mental health in young people and identify those who are struggling and might benefit from personalised support.
WELLBEING AND SUPPORT
Mental health full circle: helping teachers to help students
Good staff wellbeing is a necessity if we’re to improve mental health in educational settings – it doesn’t just come down to the students.
Teachers and other educational staff have a big responsibility to ensure the good mental health of their pupils, along with juggling other demands of the role, so it’s important they’re given the right emotional support too. Mental health and wellbeing initiatives in schools should be extended to staff and every measure in place to ensure these leaders are the epitome of the school’s culture and values. They lead by example, after all, so ensuring they feel supported is crucial.
The Govox Solution
Step one: Take 2 minutes to think about yourself
Regularly taking 2 mins out of your day to think about yourself can start a powerful chain of events. At Govox we facilitate this through the power of a simple proactive Check In. Click here to find out more...
Step two: Next steps, relevant to you
Everyone is presented with the best “next steps” advice and support tailored to them. Whether they need support now, lighter monitoring over time or the resources to maintain a healthy outlook. We can integrate with your existing support (EAP), or top up where needed. Click here to find out more...
Step three: Clear visibility of the impact
Understand who needs your support now and what are the wider strategic actions that will help you make the right decisions for a healthy & happy future. Click here to find out more...
Promoting wellbeing in education
It’s crucial educational settings get hands on in supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing. But with teaching provision often stretched and time a luxury that isn’t guaranteed, it can be difficult for teachers and staff to open up conversations and provide that much-needed support in the classroom. Govox helps teachers put a discreet lens on students’ mental health and extract information from them in a non-intrusive way that leaves them more likely to open up. In a class of 30, five young people are likely to be living with poor mental health – we help schools, colleges and universities spot who.
insights and reporting
A wealth of insights
Data is great, but when it comes to individuals’ mental wellbeing, it’s the insights and intricate knowledge that enables you to effect real change where it’s needed.