Mental Health

Leven Loves You

This week is children’s mental health week.

It is widely recognised that a child’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning, as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that: “in order to help their pupils succeed; schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy”.

 

In school we will be talking about issues related to mental health and how talking helps. The theme is ‘Finding your Brave’ and we have all set ourselves a small individual target.

In school we address mental health in many ways, we share that it is good to talk and we also celebrate who we are as well as acknowledging that it’s ok to be different.

Each classroom has feelings charts or boxes, worry boxes and our chatter room is always open. (See Leven Loves You leaflet below)

Here is the link to Newsround who are also making children aware.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51356508

 We often have circle times and discuss many of these issues in our family, class and whole school worship times.

Mental health is incorporated into our curriculum and we constantly refer to being resilient and bouncing back.

 

We are trying to promote---

  • Understanding
  • Empathy and compassion
  • A level of openness
  • Self confidence
  • Motivation
  • Kindness and respect
  • Acceptance
  • Self-awareness
  • Resilience