Mrs Baxter is our Senior Mental Health Lead.
Our mental health champion/ first aider: Mr N Hussain
We have mental health champions in school who are starting to promote mental health and wellbeing awareness in school. Some of our children took part in World Mental Health day this year.
Mrs Baxter has recently undertaken a Mental Health course
This training helped me focus on: A ‘whole school approach to mental health’ as a culture that is built upon empathy, relationships and evidence-based practice. These practices are embedded within the curriculum, policies and procedures across the school. They are inclusive and flexible to support and respond to the school community’s mental health needs. In the academic year 2023/24 we shall focus on 3 of the strands below to be areas of focus and continue to progress from there. We have an action plan already in place to ensure we are targeting areas correctly – as directed by a self-audit.
Amid the Covid 19 pandemic, supporting the wellbeing of children has never been so important. We realise your contact with parents is limited at this time, so have produced our 10 Top Tips Parent Resource which you can place on your website/parent hub page, or send as a link to your parents.
This resource is designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren’s mental health and promote their wellbeing.
The resource is available as a document and short video presentation.
The link to both resources is https://ssscpd.co.uk/education/parentsandguardians/child-mental-health-10-tips-for-parents
Service Before Self – making treats for her teacher’s birthday to share with her entire class!
setting ourselves emotional goals and reaching for the stars;being proud of how we have grown together since September; making well-being wells to help us whenever we might feel sad or upset in the future; thinking about the people in our lives who help to lift us up – our support networks; planting our own seeds in our edible garden to help us to understand that it takes time to grow, we need help and we all grow in different ways.
We highlighted children’s mental health week this year with a ‘Dress to Express Day’ – see pics below…
Staff across school shared Thank you cards to thank each other for the amazing things they have done for one another.