Mental Health and Wellbeing

A St Martha's, 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 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.


At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any worries they may have
  • help children socially to form and maintain healthy relationships
  • promote self esteem and ensure children know that their opinion matters
  • encourage children to be confident and inclusive of one another
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and learn from setbacks


We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support - This is support to meet the needs of all our pupils using our overall ethos of ‘Be the best you can be’ and through our wider curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

Additional support - For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.

Targeted support – This is for pupils who need more differentiated support, resources or specific targeted interventions such as nurture groups and 1:1 sessions.


Lead staff members:

S. Chapman and L. Curson: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead


H. Pink:  Accredited Mental Health First Aider and Rainbows bereavement trained.


N. Godfrey:  Accredited Mental Health First Aider, Rainbows bereavement trained and ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.)

 


NEWS

Find out important dates and information about how we celebrate and raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing in school.


Children’s Mental Health Week: 3rd – 9th February 2020

- Time to Talk (6th February 2020)

- NSPCC Number’s Day (7th February 2020)


National Workouts and Wellbeing Week – MIND: 23rd – 29th March 2020


National Share-a-Story Month – May 2020


Useful links

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing and support others.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/

Quality assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.