Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

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8 Early interventions: going beyond preventative

Much of what you have explored so far has highlighted the importance of creating an environment for children that is conducive to good wellbeing. However, there will be times when children are adversely affected by what is happening in their lives and require additional support. By offering an early intervention, it is possible to reduce the impact of events on children’s mental health. Examples of interventions that are aimed at improving children’s wellbeing include mindfulness and relaxation activities. In many schools, nurture groups are also used. In the next section, you will focus on the role of nurture groups in primary schools.

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