Mental Health

5 ways a pastoral wraparound approach can help those with mental health issues

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Pastoral care is an essential part of school life and aims to meet the needs of a pupil’s happiness, safety, well-being, and ultimately future success. How a school offers this pastoral wraparound care has to be personalized to meet the individual needs of the students in their setting, however, in this article, we discuss 5 ways in which pastoral support can help those students with mental health issues.

1. Helps the whole child… and the whole school?

Research conducted by Best (2014) has shown that effective pastoral care can improve students’ attendance, subdue racism and bullying, teach respect for self and others, and promote tolerance, especially in students with protected characteristics.

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3 ways to improve students’ mental health when they learn remotely

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Students’ mental health has been an ever-growing concern, especially for those learning remotely. Here are three ways how their wellbeing can be improved when they learn online.

Students learn remotely due to a variety of reasons such as medical, SEND or other underlying reasons.

What can be done to help support these students’ mental health? How can they be supported when learning remotely? Ultimately, how can their mental wellbeing be supported when they are online and ensure their safety?

Here are three ways to improve students’ mental health when they learn remotely.

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Understanding the learners with mental health needs

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Many students experience increased levels of anxiety throughout their time spent in school. Some students have to cope with the unpleasant chores of separating and individuating from their biological families.

In contrast, others may have to attend to many employment and family commitments in addition to their academic strain. You, as teachers, have a special connection with young people. As a result, you are often privy to or made aware of when kids are going through a difficult time emotionally.

This is because you have a unique relationship with them. To create a supportive learning environment, you must be aware of ways to assist both your mental health and well-being as well as that of your students. You must be able to deal with these circumstances appropriately, not only for your wellness but also for the well-being of the kids who require support.

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Mental health issues in education – time to improve

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Mental health concerns within education have increased over the past few years. Concerning the recent SEND review and alternative provisions, what can be done to improve the situation and the negative stigma that surrounds certain APs?

3 main concerns that the SEND review highlighted are that children are making inadequate progress, families are dissatisfied with the situation and financially the situation isn’t sustainable.

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