On these wellbeing pages you will find a variety of services that offer support locally, nationally and online. Please see our page packed full of signposted services and resources for parents/carers.
As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and we are leading the way in highlighting this area. We are currently working towards a Wellbeing award, which will demonstrate how wellbeing and mental health in our pupils, staff and parents are at the forefront of our school’s vision of leading a mentally healthy school.
We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
At our school we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
- encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
We offer different levels of support:
Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.
Additional support – For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
We all have times when we have low Mental Wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.
There are some common life events that may affect you or your child's Mental Wellbeing:
- Loss or bereavement.
- Relationship problems.
- Issues at school.
- Worries about money.
Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you or your child can take to maintain and improve your Mental Wellbeing:
- Build positive relationships.
- Take time for yourself.
- Look after your mental health.
- Look after your physical health.
What can your child can do in school to gain Mental Wellbeing?
- Be open and talk about your feelings with your friends.
- Associate yourself with positive people.
- Join an afterschool club.
- Speak to a member of staff.
- Tell the Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team.
- Get physically active (a Health body and mind are closely linked).
We have a team of Parent Wellbeing Ambassadors who are keen to help make sure all parents and carers know who to go to in school to discuss mental health challenges. They are building a network of support for parents through coffee mornings and informal meetings.
Please look out for our friendly team of Parent Wellbeing Ambassadors on the playground.
Below are our lovely Pupil Wellbeing Ambassadors. They use the 'Solve it Together' approach to help their friends and classmates to sort out problems. The Year 5 and 6children have also completed Buddy Training through Adastra.
Services and Websites
The purpose of sharing this information is you are in a better position to understand and be supportive of the child's needs and possible behaviours.
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