In a recent study commissioned by the National Trust, neuroscientists and behavioural experts investigated the importance of place and whether it is influential enough to improve wellbeing. In 1948, the poet W.H. Auden coined the word ‘Topophilia’, describing the way in which a personal connection with a place can form. Auden explored the way in … Continued
The developmental benefits associated with children and young people’s engagement with art are vastly documented. Ranging from improved creativity and motor skills, to a greater sense of focus and enhanced academic performance, the arts can be fundamental to a child’s experience of both life and learning. Art is also an effective mechanism to help children … Continued
This week is Mental Health Awareness week, during which an emphasis is put on the reasons why so many people are experiencing mental health problems. It is predicted that by 2030, depression will be the leading cause of illness globally; we cannot underestimate the impact this will have. From our early childhood experiences to our … Continued
Make learning memorable and boost creativity by teaching children outside The Outdoor Classroom Day initiative started in 2012 with only a handful of schools taking part. Now, in its sixth year, 345,000 in 52 countries have got involved with the project. There are plenty of suggested benefits from taking children outside to learn in a bid … Continued
In a new BBC two-part series, ten people affected by mental health issues take on this year’s London Marathon. It has been well documented that sport or exercise can help our psychological wellbeing. With this in mind, Nick Knowles presents a new BBC program documenting all aspects associated with training the runners leading up … Continued
The issue of poor behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough, says a review by England’s behaviour tsar Tom Bennett. The extent of the problem has been underestimated in official data kept by Ofsted, he warns. Schools with particular problems should be funded to provide internal units to deal with troubled pupils, he … Continued
Research from the BBC School Report has found that half of teenagers with mental wellbeing issues try to cope alone. A third of pupils said they were not confident enough to speak to a teacher. At Thrive, we believe that mental health support at school is vital for children and young people. Read the full article here.
HeadStart Kernow has been awarded £8.9m by the Big Lottery Fund to continue its work supporting the emotional and social wellbeing of children and young people across Cornwall. Thrive is very proud to support the HeadStart Kernow project that aims to ensure that mental health is embedded in a school’s culture and pupils’ emotional welfare … Continued