Relationship Health Matters:  in Education

All successful journeys start with noticing new details that have been overlooked

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Relationship health is a key but often overlooked issue in the work of education practitioners in nurseries, schools and colleges.

Though relationship health affects every child and adult across the life span, the skills on which relationship health depends have not been anyone's priority

Our view is that all education practitioners should have a basic understanding of Relationship Health principles and of the I Matter Framework. 
We also believe that every education provider should be equipped with the skills to support the relationship health skills curriculum

This training need is to support
+ understanding of everyday practice issues seen in the classroom and staff room
+ ability to recognise relationship illhealth presentations
+ ability to recognise relationship health needs and skills gaps in young people and adults
+ personal and professional wellbeing at work and
+ matters involving work-home life interactions.   

For this intention we would advise at least supported Level 1 training.   
Some will wish to progress to learning more or to certification for helping others.

Some schools will be interested in working with local GP's and primary care networks to develop a community hub starting off with a community connector account.

Schools interested in taking forward the Relationship Health Skills Curriculum can join our network

In the Kendal Primary Care Network we have brought together GP's and social prescribers with local schools to explore the issues which impact on everyone's practice.