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Systematic review of interventions to promote mental wellbeing in primary schools

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This report is a systematic review of the published literature on the effectiveness of school based interventions that aim to promote mental wellbeing amongst children in primary education and that both take a universal approach and are primarily focussed on the prevention of violence or bullying. It reports data from 17 studies outside the United Kingdom. The following definitions of mental wellbeing, bullying and violence are used: •Mental wellbeing encompasses emotional, psychological and social wellbeing •Bullying is a form of aggression in which one or more children repeatedly and intentionally intimidate, harass or physically harm a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself •Violence is an act of aggression directed to another person or persons, or to property. It covers individual acts such as homicide and infliction of non-fatal injury. It may include the carrying of weapons. It usually implies physical aggression

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23527/

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