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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:

We offer different levels of support:

Lead staff members to contact if you are concerned about your child’s mental health:

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