Mental Health and Well-being
Mental Health Lead - Mrs S Drust
Mental Health First Aider - Mrs E Blundell
Child & Family Support Practitioner - Ms S Clarke
What support is available for children’s mental health and wellbeing?
Our curriculum promotes pupil resilience, confidence and ability to learn.
Our school virtues support children’s overall wellbeing.
Our positive classroom management promotes positive behaviour, social development and high pupil self-esteem.
Where appropriate, the school will support parents/carers in the management and development of the individual needs of their child. For pupils with complex difficulties, additional in-school support may include one-to-one therapeutic work with the pupil or support from an Educational Mental Health Practitioner. When in-school intervention is not appropriate, referrals and commissioning may be required to support the pupil.
It is widely recognised that a child’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. Therefore, St John the Baptist Primary School aim to ensure that the Public Health England & DfE Principles for Promoting Mental health and Wellbeing are reflected in our whole school approach to SEND Provision.
For support on specific mental health needs:
- Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk
- OCD UK www.ocduk.org
- Depression Alliance www.depressoinalliance.org
- Eating Disorders www.b-eat.co.uk and www.inourhands.com
- National Self-Harm Network www.nshn.co.uk www.selfharm.co.uk
- Suicidal thoughts Prevention of young suicide UK – PAPYRUS: www.papyrus-uk.org
- www.youngminds.org.uk champions young people’s mental health and wellbeing
- www.mind.org.uk advice and support on mental health problems www.minded.org.uk (e-learning)
- www.time-to-change.org.uk tackles the stigma of mental health
- www.rethink.org challenges attitudes towards mental health