Mental Health and Wellbeing

At The Beacon CE Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement.

We aim to promote positive mental health for every child, parent, carer and staff using whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at identified vulnerable pupils and families.

The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that:

“in order to help their children succeed; schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy”.


Schools can be a place for children and young people to experience a nurturing and supportive environment that has the potential to develop self-esteem and give positive experiences for overcoming adversity and building resilience. We believe that our school offers positive role models and relationships which are critical in promoting children’s wellbeing and can help engender a sense of belonging and community.

 

Our aim is to help develop the protective factors which build resilience to mental health problems and to be a school where:

  • All children are valued.
  • All families are valued.
  • All staff members and Governors are valued.
  • Children have a sense of belonging and feel safe.
  • Children feel able to talk openly with trusted adults about their problems
  • Positive mental health is promoted and valued.
  • Bullying is not tolerated.

In addition to children’s wellbeing, we recognise the importance of promoting staff mental health and wellbeing.

Below you will find our Mentally Healthy School policy and some useful documents and links relating to Mental Health and Wellbeing. 

General Information and Support:- 

Young Minds 

Mind 

Time to Change 

Mental Health and Behaviour in School 

Anxiety U

OCD UK 

Depression Alliance 

Eating Disorders 

National Self-Harm Network 

Prevention of Suicdal Thoughts 

Kind To Your Mind 

Every Mind Matters 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support during the Corona Virus Outbreak:- 

HeartSmart Family

Anna Freud 

Liverpool CAMHS 

Mental Wellbeing whilst staying at home 

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