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Mental Health & Well-being

Defining Mental Health

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 well-being and an underlying belief in our and others dignity and worth. It is influenced by our experience and our genetic inheritance.” (World Health Organisation)

At Highfields Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being 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 help children to:

  • understand their emotions and feelings better
  • understand how to regulate and manage their emotions and feelings
  • feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • socially form and maintain relationships
  • promote their self esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • be confident and challenge themselves
  • 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. For instance, developing resilience for all.
  • Targeted support - For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
  • Additional support - For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
  • Lead staff members to contact if you are concerned about your child’s mental health:

  • Miss Waka (Mental Health and Well-being Lead)
  • Mr Rowe (Headteacher)
  • Mrs Vanzaria (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Hubber (SENDCO)
  • Are you a parent or carer who wants to talk to your child about mental health? For some top tips to help you, click here.

    Below are some websites to support parents and children's mental Health

    Supporting Children's Mental Health

    Parenting Advice for Children's Mental Health

    Supporting Parents to support Young Minda

    Mental Health Services

    Mental Health and Parenting