09 Aug 2022

Revisiting NESET analytical report on mental health and well-being at schools

Do you remember a recent NESET analytical report ‘A systemic, whole-school approach to mental health and well-being in schools in the EU‘ by Carmel Cefai, Celeste Simões, Simona C.S. Caravita? Revisit the important topics touched upon in the report in the new video where the lead author Professor Carmel Cefai talks about main findings of this report.

The NESET analytical report is in response to the recognised need for schools in Europe to prioritise and actively promote the mental health and well-being of school children within safe and inclusive contexts. It seeks to develop a theoretical framework to guide the way in which the whole-school system, in collaboration with the community, can be mobilised at various levels to promote mental health and well-being.

The report makes recommendations for the effective implementation of a systemic, whole-school approach to the promotion of mental health and well-being and the prevention of bullying in schools across the EU. This report adopts a systemic, whole-school perspective that emphasises the importance of interacting subsystems within and beyond particular individuals and settings.