We want all children and young people to be able to learn about health and wellbeing to ensure they acquire skills to live healthy, happy lives.
Health and wellbeing isn’t a single subject or class, but is organised into six areas:
- mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
- planning for choices and changes
- physical education
- physical activity and sport
- food and health
- substance misuse
- relationships, sexual health and parenthood
Health and wellbeing is also about ensuring that pupils are able to make the most of their educational opportunities regardless of their background or financial circumstances and through promotion of attendance at school.
We understand that at different times in a child’s life, there may be times where they need more support with their health, wellbeing and relationships.
If you are interested in or worried about your child’s mental wellbeing and what you can do to support them further information can be found in the link above. HealthiER Minds – A Guide for Parents and Carers brings together information and practical advice that we think you will find helpful when supporting your child to manage life’s challenges. It includes information about how low mood, anxiety and stress can affect us, how to develop resilience, and looks at ways of developing strategies with your child to help them manage and feel a bit better.
There is also information about relevant local services in East Renfrewshire, and the different roles that professionals can have in supporting children, young people and families who are experiencing more chronic and severe mental health needs.
Positive Relationships at Kirkhill