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Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools: Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention - Summary

Creator:

Department of Education and Skills, Health Service Executive and Department of Health Health

Subject Keywords: Promoting positive mental health and well-being of young people
Topic: Mental Health
Type: Guideline
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Post-primary schools have a unique role to play in supporting the positive mental health and well-being of young people. They do this by creating caring environments, by educating young people about their health, and by providing support for those experiencing difficulty.

The Guidelines provide a clear framework, with information for schools and agencies supporting schools, on how to address issues of mental health promotion and suicide prevention. The Guidelines are for all members of the school community, boards of management and in-school management teams who play a central leadership role in mental health promotion. They will also be useful for the statutory and non-statutory partners, parents, parents’ associations, students, student councils, health and other personnel who are seeking an understanding of how to best work in and with schools.

It is estimated that one in ten children and teenagers experience mental health disorders which impact on their relationships and day-to-day coping skills. Many mental health problems emerge in childhood and early adolescence.

Date:

31/01/2013

Rights: © Government of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Department of Education and Skills, Health Service Executive and Department of Health Health. (2013) Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools: Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention - Summary [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/400917 [Accessed: 12th November 2019].

  

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