Building resilience
and mental wellbeing for children and young people

Whole School Approach - resources / tools 

There are lots of resources / tools to support Whole School Approaches one of our favourite is... 

The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook 

Headstart Kernow are working with Dr Pooky Knightsmith. Part of the work is to offer schools access to and support around Pooky's book, 'The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook'  which is full of practical tips, ideas and case studies for supporting school to make small successful changes along the way to creating a WSA.  The Six Litmus Tests form part of our online self-reflection tools


Six Litmus Tests

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Here is a quick guide to to the workbook and the 6 Litmus Tests and Pooky gives an introduction to the workbook in this short film. Our quick litmus test online tool uses Pooky's 6 Litmus Tests.



Resilience and a Whole School Approach

The BoingBoing Resilience Framework and the Young Minds Academic Resilience Approach (based on BoingBoing's Framework) provide another, asset focused, approach that schools can use to suit their needs to support wellbeing in the context of a Whole School Approach. Find out more and access resources by following the links above. See more about resilience and the Cornwall Wellbeing Hub here (or click on the image below).


Cornwall RF Framework



Page last updated: 21 November 2021

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