In the interests of detecting problem areas as early as possible, we work closely with the medical professionals at Address Health to implement a structured mental health program school-wide.
Each year, students, parents and teachers complete the SDQ, a brief emotional and behavioural screening questionnaire for children and young people that helps identify anomalies with inputs from multiple sources. This allows for early intervention and course correction, preventing more serious psychological issues further down the road. Trained psychologists conduct structured group interventions for students identified with issues like hyperactivity, poor impulse control, or difficulty in managing their emotions or peer relationships.
We proactively educate our students on mental health issues, covering topics ranging from sleep hygiene to finding emotional balance to eradicating stigma. From time to time, we also conduct interactive sessions for our staff and for the parent community on effective and age-appropriate ways to ensure children’s emotional and social wellbeing.