National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

ISSN: 2455-9040

Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

Role of physical education teachers building mental health in schools

Author(s): Shambu Dut
A teaching role in mental health. Schools and physical teachers have an important role in the recognition of mental health problems and in promoting mental wellbeing for all children. It is also a useful resource for parents and others who work with children and young people. Schools must recognize and respond to the diverse mental health & wellbeing needs of students, accommodating both different styles and rates of learning thereby ensuring quality education to all through appropriate curriculum, organizational arrangements, teaching strategies and resource support. Children with learning difficulties or poor academic performance should not be labeled as per preconceived notion.
As a powerful socializing agent, the school plays a crucial role in the transformation of cognitive, linguistic and psychosocial competencies and creating happy, healthy and harmonious schools for mental health wellness of children, who are crucial demographic dividend and the most important national asset. Mental health is defined by the World Health Organization as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Mental health promotion in early childhood settings and schools is about creating positive, safe and supportive environments, and providing opportunities to build and practice relationship skills. All staff can be involved in mental health promotion as it relates to every area of the early childhood setting or school –the culture, policies, curriculum and activities’ usually social child or young person who withdraws from friends or activities or a usually calm child or young person who begins to display erratic behavior are often noticed first in the classroom or early childhood setting. By building mental health promotion capacity, early childhood and school professionals will be helped to recognize where changes in behavior or interactions may be an early indicator of a mental health concern and respond.
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