We promote emotional well-being in our children by developing their self esteem and resilience.

Supporting young people through the many transitions they face in life is vital to their health and well-being. We aim to promote emotional well-being by developing our children and young people's self esteem and resilience.

Self-esteem is having feelings that we are:

  • valued by others
  • significant
  • competent
  • capable of success
  • able to manage our emotions.

Resilience is the ability to cope with changes and challenges and to bounce back after difficult times. The promotion of resilience is one of the main aims of our health promoting schools.

West Dunbartonshire provides services to help through our schools. For example,

  • Seasons for Growth aimed at pupils who have suffered loss due to death or family breakdown and peer support groups
  • PATHS aimed at teaching children about emotional well-being
  • nurturing schools
  • restorative practice
  • buddy schemes.

Find out more about:

Health and wellbeing in schools

A range of resources from Scottish Government covering bullying, mental health and personal and social education.


Promoting positive behaviour in our schools

How we promote positive behaviour in our schools.

Self-harm and suicide

Find information on how to help children and young people who self-harm or who feel suicidal.