As a school, we take mental health very seriously and we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and we recognise that at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play in this.
We all have times when we have low mental wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.
At Stamford Bridge Primary School we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better;
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries;
- help children socially to build and maintain relationships;
- promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count;
- encourage children to be confident;
- support children to be different;
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.
We offer different levels of support:
- Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum;
- Additional support – For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences, such as bereavement or family separations;
- Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions (e.g. from outside agencies).
There are some common life events that may affect you or your child's mental wellbeing:
- Loss or bereavement;
- Relationship problems;
- Friendship issues at school;
- Worries about money.
Everyone deserves to feel good and there are steps you or your child can take to maintain and improve your mental wellbeing:
- Build positive relationships;
- Talk to someone you trust;
- Take time for yourself, doing things that you enjoy;
- Eat well;
- Look after your mental health;
- Look after your physical health;
- Ask for help if you need it.
What can your child can do in school to gain mental wellbeing?
- Be open and talk about feelings with friends;
- Associate yourself with positive people;
- Join an after school club;
- Speak to a member of staff;
- Get physically active (a healthy body and mind are closely linked).
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