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Dacorum Education Support Centre

Dacorum Education Support Centre

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing

 

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. (World Health Organization)

At DESC we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (learners, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. 

We aim to become more pro-active in the promotion of Positive Mental Health. Meanwhile, staff continue to support students via specialised, targeted support such as group work, counselling and support plans which assist more vulnerable students.