Focus on Children’s Mental Health and the Thrive Approach

Childrens Mental Health and the Thrive Approach

In the world we find ourselves living in today, children’s mental health in England is a topic of growing concern and importance. Despite increased awareness and efforts to address mental health issues in recent years, many children continue to face significant challenges. Factors such as academic pressures, social media, family dynamics, and economic stressors can contribute to the rising rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues among the youth. Access to timely and effective mental health support remains a significant issue, with long waiting times for services and limited resources exacerbating the problem. Initiatives and campaigns have been launched to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote early intervention, but there is still much work to be done to ensure that every child in England receives the necessary support to ‘Thrive’ emotionally and psychologically. The collaboration of schools, communities, and healthcare systems is crucial to fostering a more holistic approach to children’s mental well-being.

That’s where the Thrive Approach comes in at Springmead. 

The Thrive Approach is a holistic and child-centred method designed to support the emotional and social development of children in primary schools. It focuses on helping children develop the essential skills they need to thrive, both academically and emotionally. The approach recognizes that a child’s emotional well-being is fundamental to their ability to learn and engage in school life.

Through the Thrive Approach, I will assess and address the social and emotional needs of each child, providing targeted interventions to support their individual development. By creating a positive and nurturing environment, the Thrive Approach aims to enhance children’s resilience, self-esteem, and emotional regulation. This approach encourages a collaborative effort between parents, teachers, and the school community to create an atmosphere where every child can flourish not only academically but also emotionally and socially.


Johanna Robinson


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