Promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools course is informed by emerging research, national and international policy, and best practice on promotion in schools. It has been developed in collaboration with young people, school leaders, and school staff.
Section 4: Identifying and accessing support
This section of the toolkit will explore what supports help-seeking and invites young people to identify supports in their lives.
It will also explore what they are looking forward to about their new schools.
Section 3: Strategies to support youth mental health
This section of the toolkit will explore simple and practical strategies that young people can use to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
For some young people this change may bring with it more challenges than others. It can be useful for young people to identify who they can turn to in their existing support networks that they trust.
Section 1: Exploring attitudes and feelings towards change
This section of the toolkit will help young people to explore their attitude towards change and the variety of feelings they can experience when transitioning from primary to post-primary school.
During times of uncertainty or change, young people can experience a range of feelings. For those who find this change difficult, it can have an effect on their mental health and wellbeing. Exploring some of these topics can help prepare young people for the change ahead.