Creating opportunities for children and young people to thrive in education, work and life
Resilient Middle Years
The transition through upper primary school to early secondary school is a critical period for developing and maintaining social and emotional habits important for health and emotional well-being.
These include adopting healthy sleep patterns; taking regular exercise; developing coping, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; and learning to manage emotions. Supportive environments in the family, at school and in the wider community are also crucial at this time.
The NCLLEN works with families, schools, and the community to support young people to feel safe, supported and empowered to learn, develop independence and critical connections, and make informed decisions regarding their future during this period.
A new priority for us, identified as part of the community consultation undertaken to underpin our new strategic plan, we have taken some gentle steps, and look forward to growing our involvement in resilient middle years programs during 2021.