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Mental Health Awareness

What is the Roar Response Programme?

 

Childhood should be a carefree, fun time, but sometimes children and young people face emotional and even traumatic experiences that may be related to school and educational situations.

 

Being expected to deal with problems and challenges life presents can become quite overwhelming for some, leading to anxiety, stress and even depression. We can’t control life’s situations, but being able to thrive despite these challenges comes from having strong skills of resilience.

 

The ROAR response to Mental Health in Primary Schools is a course which aims to help staff recognise and address the signs of mental health problems in children. It is a first line response aimed at equipping front line professionals with the tools to provide early intervention, and support to children experiencing mental distress.

 

The course also recognises the importance of building resilience in children. Feedback from a citywide review showed, 93% of respondents would benefit from more training around this.

The ROAR response offers top tips for staff around building resilience in relation to specific mental health needs. It will also help you to spot the signs and symptoms of a child experiencing problems with their mental health.

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