A child's happiness and well-being is every parent's top priority. The factors that influence well-being are varied. We all have sunny days and days that are clouded, yet there are some clear aspects of a child's development that need securing at primary school; such as self esteem, the ability to manage feelings and emotions and the ability to make relationships.
ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists, who apply their professional knowledge of children’s social and emotional development to areas of need experienced by pupils. They provide on-going professional supervision to help maintain high quality in the work undertaken by ELSAs, thereby helping to ensure safe practice for ELSAs and pupils alike.
Below is a link to our dedicated ELSA page.
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out Place 2 Be's free resources here.