MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
We are delighted to have been awarded the Optimus Wellbeing Award for schools.
This reflects the ongoing work which we are doing as a school community to support the wellbeing and positive mental health of our students.
We firmly believe that the mental health and wellbeing of our students and staff is ‘everybody’s business’ with all members of our school community, including governors, students, parents, teaching, admin and support staff having a role to play in its promotion.
As part of the 18 month long accreditation process, we have had to audit our wellbeing provision, and develop an action plan to develop our provision. To date amongst many things, we have worked hard to:
- Create a mental health policy
- Appoint a Mental Health and Well being lead who works alongside a team of school community Wellbeing champions.
- Raise awareness of mental health, through assemblies, PSHE days, group work, staff training, parent information sessions, newsletters and articles.
- Provide excellent mental health support from our dedicated pastoral team; providing 1 to 1sessions and evidence based group interventions.
- Allow students to take a lead in developing what they feel is most important for their wellbeing eg—the creation of space place.
- Develop a wellbeing programme for staff
- Work with other agencies, professionals and forums.
This action plan that we have put in place does not end with us achieving the Wellbeing Award. We are excited to further embed and extend the work that we are doing to ensure that the mental health and wellbeing of the school community remains of the highest priority.
Our Promoting Positive Health & Wellbeing document can be downloaded here
Please follow the links on the left hand side of the page for lots of information about agencies that can help and support students and parents.