The Importance of Emotional Health for Students

The Importance of Emotional Health for Students

Before knowing the importance of emotional health, let’s get familiar with the term ‘Emotional Health’. The combination of Anger, Frustration, Stress, Sadness, Mental disorder, Possessiveness, Expectations, Interest, Willingness, Happiness, Excitement, loneliness etc. are the key factors of Emotional Health.

Schools have a central role to play in enabling their students to be resilient and to support good mental health and wellbeing. It is important that schools promote good mental wellbeing for all Students. Education about relationships and health can be important vehicles through which schools can teach students about mental health and wellbeing. A school’s approach to mental health and behaviour should be part of a consistent whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. This should involve providing a structured school environment with clear expectations of behaviour, well-communicated social norms and routines, which are reinforced with highly consistent consequence systems. This should be paired with an individualized graduated response when the behavioural issues might be a result of educational, mental health, other needs or vulnerabilities.

It should be taken on a serious note by the Parents, Schools and Teachers as it has started affecting the students mostly after the covid-19 pandemic.

Here you are with the risk and protective factors that are believed to be associated with health out-comers.

Emotional Health or mental health varies from child to child as every child cannot be considered the same. Each one has its own qualities, powers or capacity or willingness or disabilities. Each one has to be treated in a different way.

IN THE CHILD
Genetic Influences Secure attachment Experience
Low IQ and learning disabilities  Outgoing Temperament as an infant
Specific Development Delay or neurodiversity A positive Attitude
Communication Difficulties Good Communication Skills and sociability
Difficult Temperament Being a Planner and having a belief in control
Difficult Temperament A positive Attitude
Physical Illness  

Today’s surroundings and atmosphere are playing a vital role in the mental or emotional health of children. The atmosphere can be at home, school or society. For an instance, if parents are unable to create a good or healthy atmosphere at home will create additional stress and additional thinking process in the mind of the child. If a father has unacceptable behaviour (Language, over anger, Alcoholic) can be very dangerous for the child’s emotional development.

IN THE FAMILY
Over Parental Conflicts At least one good parent-child
Family Breakdown Affection
Inconsistent or unclear discipline Clear, Consistent discipline
Hostile and rejecting relationships Supportive for education
Failure to adapt to child’s changing needs. Family Stability
Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect Motivational appearances
Parental Criminality, alcoholism Absence of severe discord
Parental Psychiatric illness Regular attention

The same way the atmosphere in the school plays the same role – Bullying, discrimination, peer pressure, peer abuse, lack of positive friendships are the most affecting reasons for the emotional sickness in children. As children learn a lot of things, take part in many activities; spend a lot of time in school only.

IN THE SCHOOL
Bullying including online Staff behaviour policy
 Discrimination Open door’ policy
Breakdown in A whole-school approach
Deviant peer influences Positive classroom management
Peer pressure Positive peer influences
Peer on peer abuse A sense of belonging
Poor pupil to teacher/school Effective safeguarding
Staff relationships Protection policies

Many individual schools are able to commission individual support and health services for Students, which gives increased flexibility and provides an early intervention response.

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