As part of the Regional Integrated Children’s Services Board, an Emotional Health and Wellbeing Resilience Framework has been created. It has been developed to be very much centred around the ‘what’ we can do to support children and young people, leaving the ‘how’ we can achieve it up to the relevant individual, trusted adult or support services.
This framework has been initially designed to support meeting the needs of children and young people aged 0 to 18 and to promote multi-agency/stakeholder working so the emotional health needs of children and young people can be met consistently irrelevant of the service the individual chooses to engage with for support.
The key themes within the Five Ways to Wellbeing (Be Active, Keep Learning, Connect, Take Notice, Give) have been used to group the aspects of the framework to show the thinking and discussion that has developed the structure of the framework. It has been broken down into the following age ranges to show how the child or young person may typically build this resilience over time:
- 0 to 3 year olds
- 4 to 7 year olds
- 8 to 11 year olds
- 12 to 15 year olds
- 16 to 18 year olds
The framework is made up of key themes supported by age appropriate “I can” statements for children and young people along with trusted adult and support service statements. When combined, these form a holistic tool that can be used to support service development and delivery in a multi-agency manner. Moving forward, it is hoped that the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Resilience Framework will provide a mechanism to support children and young people developmentally and to provide those supporting them with the tools and ideas to help best meet their needs. We hope that you find this a useful resource to support meeting the emotional health and wellbeing of your children and young people.