Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Christleton Primary 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.
For our pupils we aim to develop the 'whole child'. This means working to develop them educationally, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically. As well as caring for their education we also care for their mental health and wellbeing and feel that it is essential to provide children with information to enable them to make life long, well informed decisions about their diet and health.
A key aspect of our role in school is to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress, and that they are supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it. We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what can affect their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support.
Positive wellbeing is promoted through the curriculum and all school activities. Through a carefully planned approach our pupils are helped to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, and to become resilient, informed and responsible citizens.
At our school, we promote a mentally healthy environment through:
We offer different levels of support:
Lead staff members to contact if you are concerned about your child’s mental health:
Mrs Roz Bingham (SENDCO),
Mr Mitchell (Headteacher)
Mrs Hughes (Deputy Headteacher).
Mrs Bradshaw (ELSA – Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and KS2 Lead).
Miss Thompson (KS1 Emotional Support Lead)
What do we currently do for mental health and wellbeing for our pupils and staff?
Christleton Primary School offers pupils many opportunities to do physical activities as well as opportunities to relax which both are ways to promote wellbeing and positive mental health.
We like to celebrate our many successes together by:
The school follows the DfE guidelines for the teaching of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the following ways:
Interventions to support Mental Health and Wellbeing
Staff coordinate interventions for pupils mental health and wellbeing such as:
Mental Health Support Teams
What do I do if I am worried about my child's mental health or wellbeing?
Dealing with anxiety
Young minds parents’ survival guide
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Please see the resources attached to this page for a huge selection of booklets and resources to support.