In 2017, the Prince’s Trust monitored the happiness of people aged between 16 and 25.

Over half said they didn’t feel emotionally strong enough to deal with setbacks in life.

61% stated that they regularly felt stressed. 53% said they regularly felt anxious 27% said they felt hopeless on a regular basis

Bigger Than Mental Health

Improving mental health in teens – in school and at home

When most people talk about mental health in teens, they really mean mental ill-health.

And professionals might tell you that prevention is possible.

But HOW do you prevent problems occuring, if you don’t know where the problems start?

Whether acting as a head teacher or a parent, you may not realise a mental health problem exists. Until the signs are obvious.

At which point, you put lots of energy into trying to deal with it. You have no choice but to concentrate on fire fighting.

But wouldn’t it be better to learn how you could lower risk in the first place?

Especially when lowering risk involves improving confidence, resilience and developing a growth mindset. 

Changing the conversation

We are passionate about changing the conversation with head teachers, policy makers and parents. 

So we move from “how do we identify and treat mental ill health” to “how do we prevent it?”

Better still, how do we build mental wealth as a life skill for all?  

Because when you each learn how to build a stock of mental wealth, you actually build a reserve of resilience.

Improving staff mental health in school

We start by working with staff. Because staff are the biggest influence on students in school.

And the negative impact of workplace stress is increasing across every sector, including education.

If staff struggle with their own mental health, how can students be expected to stay calm and anxiety free?

Mental health first aid is a start. But it isn’t the whole solution.

Developing a growth mindset – at home and at school

Using proven, research-driven strategies, we help staff, students and parents develop a growth mindset and increase positive thinking. 

Which improves motivation, confidence and relationships. So school (or home) becomes a calmer, more relaxed and enjoyable environment.

And when you build positive mental wealth, every teen, every teacher and every parent gets the chance to perform at their best.

Whether you want to enhance a supportive secondary school culture, build positive family relationships, or get 1 to 1 help for a teenager under pressure, there’s a programme or a workshop for you.

Get in touch. Because the next step on the road to a brighter, more positive future for your school or your teenage children starts right here.