Earlier this week, the Government announced extra funding to support the mental health of both pupils and teachers as schools continue to open more widely.
Here is Thrive’s response to this news:
Viv Trask-Hall, Head of Innovation in Education and Principal Trainer at Thrive, pictured above right, said: “As a business that works to support the emotional and social development of children and young people, Thrive is delighted to see that the Government is supporting young people’s mental health in this way. It’s encouraging to see that the focus of this initiative is on the mental health of both teachers and pupils. This is a real opportunity for education professionals to model an open and honest approach to mental health and to build on the relationship they have with children to explore this important area together.
“We know from talking to teachers, pupils and parents that there is a need for more support for children’s mental and emotional wellbeing as a result of the disruptions and loss of the coronavirus pandemic and we hope that this is part of a long-term commitment to support the mental and emotional health of our young people and the education sector.”