Mental Health and well-being is an important part of everyday life. The way you think, feel, or react can have a huge impact on your day and overall quality of life.
“…. a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”. This definition from the World Health Organization suggests that good mental health is not simply the absence of illness but the ability to thrive.
We work with our students with a holistic approach to ensure they have access to the support they need - both embedded in the daily routine and teaching strategies, and in targeted sessions addressing diagnosed conditions.
We promote and support children’s positive mental health by offering information and advice for our parents and our pupils, signposts to further specialist agencies and some suggestions for activities which develop emotional literacy, with a strong focus on social and emotional aspects of learning. These include self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.
On Your Mind website – www.onyourmind.org.uk
Young Minds 24 hour Parents Helpline : 0808 802 5544