Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. (World Health Organization)

In our school our Christian vision shapes all we do. We recognise that everyone is made in the image of God and is innately good and as such should be valued, feel they belong and have a voice to share their thought and feelings in a safe and supportive community.

To achieve this, we aim:
• to promote positive mental health for all staff and volunteers
• to increase understanding and awareness of common mental health issues
• to alert staff to early warning signs of poor mental health and wellbeing
• to recognise and respond to need as it arises
• promote a safe and understanding environment for those affected both directly, and indirectly by mental health and wellbeing issues
• implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health and wellbeing procedures

We pursue this aim using:
• universal support
• targeted school support
• specialist support


USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS The online resource for children and young people in Wakefield Help and support for Children and Adolescent Mental Health A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others Support with helping children and parents cope with divorce and separation Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Resources on how to look after your child’s mental health Young Minds Information on mental health and supporting children on their return to school after lockdown plus a parent helpline An online mental wellbeing community Support for young people Toolbox from Childline about how to look after your mental health with some activities and online games to play