Nurturing and Supporting Mental Wellbeing

A Framework for Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Children and Young People in East Renfrewshire

Introduction to Healthier Minds

Mental wellbeing is an aspiration for all East Renfrewshire’s children and young people. Everyone who features in the life of a child or young person has a role in contributing to this.  Healthier Minds is East Renfrewshire’s framework for people working in partnership across services to nurture mental wellbeing in children and young people.

Healthier Minds explains how to support children and young people’s mental wellbeing, using a Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach. It outlines ways to support mental wellbeing in a holistic way and provides information about services that can help East Renfrewshire’s children, young people and their families at different stages in their time of need.

Practitioners Guide

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A Whole School Approach Framework for Schools to Support Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing


Key Definitions

Universal Support

All children and young people who will require occasional support and advice in order to develop coping strategies and promote their wellbeing

Targeted Support

Children and young people who will benefit from some additional support from schools or services in order to promote their wellbeing, and develop coping strategies.

Intensive Support

Children or young people who demonstrate significant or enduring mental health needs and require support from specialist services.

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