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Well Being

It is widely recognised that a child’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning, as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. The Department for Education recognises that, in order to help their pupils succeed: schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy.

“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises 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.”

(World Health Organisation 2014)

At Ebchester CE Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every child, parent and member of staff.  We pursue this using both universal, whole school and specialised approaches for identified vulnerable pupils and families.

Senior Mental Health Lead: Miss Stephanie Rogers

 

We are pleased to share that we are now working alongside the Piece of Mind Team. The Piece of Mind Team offer early help to children and young people who are struggling with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as anxiety and/or low mood. As well as working directly with children and young people, the team offer advice and guidance to staff members, parents and other professionals.

If you feel your child would benefit from support from support from the Piece of Mind Team or you would like additional information about the team, please contact Miss Rogers to discuss further.

 

Our Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) is Miss Rogers. At Ebchester CE Primary School, we believe that emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical health. Good mental health helps children develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Our MHFA – Mental Health First Aider has been trained to have:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support.

Key Stage 2 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- We Eat Elephants 

 

 

 

Wellbeing Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Resources:

Adult Mental Health Support

Children’s Mental Health Rainbow Guide

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