Our school wants all staff and pupils to have a positive mindset – mental health. We teach pupils, from the earliest age, skills of personal, social and emotional development. We try to keep people connected and involved by including staff and pupils in decisions within the school. We have a a pupil committee dedicated to Health and Wellbeing. We ensure pupils get fresh air and exercise everyday, in the Juniors we go for a mile-a-day!
We appreciate though that sometimes external help is needed. This page can hopefully point you in the direction of some very helpful organisations/websites:
Parents sometimes ask us how to help when a pupil is feeling down. Have a read of the following paragraph…
A doctor told a story of a young teenager who came in with his mother. She was very concerned by his mental health, he admitted he was in a dark place. The mother asked the doctor to prescribe medication. The doctor’s advice was that before going down that route, it would be wise to make changes to three aspects of the child’s life:
In a relatively short time, the impact was tremendous!