Parents and carers

Engaging with parents and carers and working together to engage with wellbeing and mental health should be a core part of the school’s strategy. Increased parental engagement has been shown to have an impact not only on well-being but also on attendance, behaviour, and attainment of children.

Providing support for parents/carers ensures that the whole wellbeing approach is joined up enabling them to support their child/children at home and having the confidence to talk to them and know where to go to find further support, help and guidance.

Discussion questions/Thinking points

  • How are parents/carers supported with mental health and wellbeing within the school?
  • Who is the main link for parents within the school?
  • How do you engage with parents effectively?