Why wellbeing needs to underpin attainment in the education system

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In this episode, Thrive’s Managing Director, Anna Smee, considers the recent Times Education Commission’s report which calls for a ‘radical reset’ of our education system. Anna, who was previously CEO of the Youth Futures Foundation before joining Thrive earlier this year, considers the proposals the report makes around wellbeing – including a shift in emphasis towards prevention rather than cure and that teachers should be better-supported with annual training around mental health. 

Listen in to learn:

  • Anna’s analysis of the causes to the current crisis in young people’s mental health 
  • More importantly, her thoughts on potential solutions to the crisis 
  • The societal and financial benefits of taking a preventative approach to young people’s mental health 
  • What a school that has truly placed mental wellbeing at its heart looks like

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