Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Northleach Church of England Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, parents and staff. Our school ethos is inspired by ‘We love, We give, We grow’, illustrating our core beliefs in being at the heart of the community, caring about all those around us and striving for the very best that we can be.
At our school 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 responsibility and that we all have a role to play.
What is Mental Health?
‘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)
Your child may be struggling with their mental health if they are not coping with the stresses of everyday life, not working productively and not seeming themselves.
Who do I contact if I am concerned about my child's mental health?
Class teacher, first point of contact - Adapting and refining the curriculum to respond to strengths and needs of all pupils. Monitoring progress of your child and liaising with key staff about interventions needed.
Mental Health Lead, second point of contact - Mrs Hortop, co-ordinating provision for children experiencing emotional, wellbeing or mental health difficulties, developing and following the school’s Mental Health and Wellbeing policy.
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