Combatting Pupil Anxiety | £1,200 mental health grant

The cost-of-living crisis was recently identified as the leading cause of anxiety in young people, and the challenges they face aren’t going to go away overnight. School governors are undoubtedly be seeing the impact of poor mental health and wellbeing on attendance, behaviour and attainment in their school.

If you’d like to learn more about improving mental health in your school and how you can access a £1,200 government grant to pay for staff training click here to schedule a quick chat with a member of the Thrive Approach team.

In 15 mins Thrive can respond to your questions and offer guidance around any of the following areas that are of interest:

  • Accessing a £1,200 Department for Education grant for your school
  • Training for teaching staff to enhance attendance and behaviour management
  • Online tools to assess and monitor pupil mental health across the whole school
  • Over 3,000 strategies and activities to use in the classroom and during 1:1 support

You have just a few weeks left to access your school’s grant if you have not yet done so.

The Department for Education is offering a grant of £1,200 for eligible state-funded schools and colleges in England to start mental health lead training by 31st July 2023 – as long as they book onto a quality-assured course by 31st March.

Governors play a critical role in ensuring good pupil mental health

“The governance duty is, above all, to drive relentless ambition for the young people served by our schools’ system, whatever the circumstances.” Department for Education

Thrive can ensure teaching staff are equipped to help pupils feel safe, supported, and ready to learn. Thrive has been providing training, online assessments and expert strategies to schools for over 25 years. To date, more than 50,000 educators have received Thrive training – impacting 600,000 young lives and improving attendance, behaviour, and attainment (as well as staff wellbeing).

Click here to listen to school leaders, pupils and parents share the difference Thrive has made

Implementing Thrive is not an additional burden for teachers, the Thrive Approach is designed to be woven through the existing curriculum and ways of working.

To explore whether Thrive could be a fit for your school click here to schedule a Discovery Call.

If you’d like more tips and insights into how to improve pupil mental health and wellbeing as a Governor, you can access our catalogue of podcasts and blogs for FREE here.

How can you support school staff through the cost-of-living crisis?

Research conducted by Reward Gateway and Blackhawk Network (2022) has found that:

  • 57% of UK employees stated the stress of the cost-of-living crisis is affecting their work
  • 85% of employees are likely to be more loyal to an employer who provides support during the cost-of-living crisis
  • 63% would leave their job for an opportunity offering better financial support. 

The Education HR Team at Strictly Education has written how the financial wellbeing of school staff can be supported. Read about staff financial wellbeing here.

Cortisol in the classroom: behaviours to look out for and how schools can help

If families are stressed, it will be having an impact on children in school.”

The cost-of-living crisis was recently identified as the leading cause of anxiety in young people. In this 3-minute video, Thrive’s Head of Partnerships, Lee Prichard, talks about the impact a cortisol increase can have on pupils’ behaviour in the classroom, the signs to look out for, and how educators can help.

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Book onto Viv Trask-Hall’s one-time-only, hour-long webinar: ‘Cost-of-living anxiety: The signs to look out for (and how you can help)’