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.
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.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We turn difficult situations into positive outcomes.
Understanding mental health isn’t easy. Using technology and an effective proactive approach, we can improve happiness and save lives in the workplace, education and sports organisations.
- People are invited to check in on a digital device and answer a series of short, friendly questions. This takes less than two minutes and is simple to engage with.
- Check-in results on the Govox wellbeing dashboard instantly highlight those who may benefit from some support, enabling organisations to have the conversations that matter.
- After each check in, the participant will receive their own personal wellbeing report, which offers proven wellbeing techniques tailored to their specific answers.
Confident and thriving pupils and staff
Our wellbeing platform provides the end user, whether a student or staff member, with actionable insights and resources, while teachers and staff are given knowledge and tools to connect and offer the right wellbeing support. You’ll benefit from:
We know that students are more likely to engage with an online platform. It takes less than two minutes to complete so won’t take up too much of their already busy schedule.
Data is useful but clear insights enable you to make a real difference. You’ll be able to identify trends or patterns in a student or a staff member, spot key areas of concern and act. quickly.
Improved teacher-student relationships
A platform for which you’ve tailored the questions specifically for a class or group is a more personal approach that tells your people undoubtedly ‘we are here for you’.
Pinpoint the vulnerable – in good time
With so many students in your care, it’s impossible to devote the time needed to really be there for each and every one. You’ll identify via check ins who is vulnerable – and, importantly, be in a position to act quickly. This is insight you may not have otherwise had.
An empowered workforce
School staff are in a position of trust and have a vital role to play in students’ wellbeing – but they can only do so if they’re equipped with the right tools. Govox provides everything needed to fulfil this crucial part of the job description - but we're also there for the staff too.
Confident and thriving pupils
As young people grow up, this period of change brings with it all kinds of stresses. Give them a forum to confide their fears and emotions so you can intervene early and help them instead concentrate on thriving in their learning.
THE PROBLEMS WE MUST OVERCOME
1 in 10 people have considered taking their own life. They could be anyone and they could be sitting next to you right now. We can help you connect, identify and support those in need.
Whilst in school, our pupils complete a monthly wellbeing survey supplied by Govox. The pupils are very familiar with the concept and the results this has given us so far to detect issues early have been invaluable. We encourage all our pupils to take their time with this and complete it thoughtfull and sensibly - a chance for them to pause and reflect on their emotions.