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Improving mental health and resilience

Priority years 1-3

During local consultations before the Opportunity area programme began, children’s mental health was identified as a priority. Schools reported that pupils were presenting with mental health and emotional wellbeing concerns from a much younger age, and with little or no access to early intervention support.

We initiated a programme which included:

  • Further expansion of the award-winning i-Rock service for 14-25 year olds
  • Developing a service for younger children (aged 9-14) experiencing emotional wellbeing issues delivered through schools
  • Expanding the existing parenting programme
  • Delivering a training and support programme across Hastings’ schools, developing whole-school approaches to promoting mental health.

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