Dr Kelly Allen MAPS says research shows that a sense of belonging is important to ensure young people thrive at school

Schools can foster a sense of belonging to ensure teens thrive istock.com

Motivation, achievement and mental health are all strengthened when teens feel they belong at school.

Wellbeing programs are in place in many schools to help those in the first and last years of high school, but Dr Kelly’s extensive research reveals that initiatives to foster belonging are also important in the middle years.

With implications for the long-term health, wellbeing and achievement of young people, are schools on the ball about belonging?

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