Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

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About Progeny

Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Progeny is whole school approach to supporting emotional health and wellbeing across school communities. The service was set up to enable partnerships to be developed and pathways to be formed, in order to develop capacity and competence to address the presenting needs of our students.

Now entering it's 4th year Progeny has become a service which successfully addresses and supports the needs of our whole school communities. We know that young people who are stable, secure and happy in their own skin go on to succeed, make positive choices and live fulfilling adulthoods.

Year 3 Update

  • 136 School Based Staff have been successfully trained as Mental Health First Aiders.
  • 319 additional School Based Staff have had elements of Mental Health First Aid disseminated to them, of which 100% reported that this was beneficial to their roles.
  • 1108 School Based Staff have received additional bespoke training opportunities covering a variety of topics including; Healthy Relationships, Risk Taking Behaviours, Social Media, LGBT, CSE, Attachment and Drugs and Alcohol, Young Peoples Resilience and Self Esteem and Staff Stress
  • 684 individual Children and Young People received workshops throughout Mental Health Awareness Weeks (May and October) comprising of sessions addressing Mental Health Awareness and Stress and Resilience
  • The Targeted Support Programme to date has been delivered to a total of 19 Schools which include; Grammar, Mainstream and Special Schools with 197 Young People having had the opportunity to meaningfully engage. 
  • 89 Parents and Carers have attended co-delivered Workshops relating to Young Peoples Mental Health and Development.

In total there have been a minimum of 2,500 different people who have directly benefited from interventions delivered by Progeny.

If you would like to read the full report and see what opportunities there are for Year 4 please click here.


Useful information for supporting young people during the Covid - 19 outbreak

Below is a number of useful websites and information to help support young people. You can also find details of other support for young people here.

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: Published 29 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): an easy read-guide to looking after your feelings and your body: Published 29 March 2020

Young Devon Wellbeing Toolkit 


NSPCC - Keeping Kids Safe Online Webinar 

Resource pack for young people & parents