Community wellbeing is a central component of our school and now, more than ever, it is essential that we all encourage each other and take responsibility for looking after ourselves by following advice and seeking additional support when we need it. If you had a suspected broken leg, you would seek help, likewise if you need mental health support you should speak up. Mental health is just as important as physical health and, as we know, they often work together.
We take a whole-school approach to mental health and encourage children and staff to think about both their mental and physical wellbeing by making sure relevant information is always available at the time it is needed. Our trained Wellbeing Council in the Primary Phase and Mental Health Leaders in the Secondary Phase play a vital role in this. Furthermore, our full-time pastoral teams across the school provide trained, specialist staff to help children and adults with their concerns or worries as well as providing advice on where to seek further support.
Our culture and approach towards mental health and well-being is our strongest tool. Every day is a Mental Health day and we must all be kind and supportive towards our peers and colleagues. As parents, staff and children we must model this behaviour at all times.
The following sites may be of use/interest when considering a young person’s wellbeing and mental health: