Our Wellbeing Policy
Mental Health is “the emotional and spiritual resilience which enables us to enjoy life and survive pain, suffering and disappointment. It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our and others dignity and worth. It is influenced by our experience and our genetic inheritance.” —World Health Organisation
Mental health is now being taught as part of the new statutory PSHE/RSE curriculum in school. Children are taught about a range of issues associated with mental health including; how to recognise our feelings, keeping our minds healthy, using social media and technology responsibly, managing sleep, and how the media influences our mental health.
Mental health affects all aspects of life and behaviour
Like physical health, mental health is something we all have. It can range across a spectrum from
healthy to unwell; it can fluctuate on a daily basis and change over time.
Why do we need a wellbeing and mental health strategy?
Werrington Primary School is an inclusive setting where mental health and wellbeing promotes school success and improvements by:
- Promoting positive mental and emotional wellbeing by providing information and support.
- Creating a shared understanding of all aspects of mental health.
- Enabling those with mental health related issues to self-disclose and seek support in a safe
- Offering guidance and strategies, along with the support of Mental Health First Aiders, to support pupils and staff to be mentally healthy.
- Creating a culture to support and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.
What is the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy?
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a guide to define ‘how’ we are expected to support children and staff with mental health and wellbeing and ‘what’ practice we implement to support mental health and wellbeing.
The strategy details the systems in place to ensure that mental health and wellbeing is embedded into our culture to support the children and staff at Werrington Primary School.
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