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Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Brierley Hill Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing 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

 

Developing mental health in children and young people is about supporting them to be self-aware enough to find wellbeing strategies that help them develop positive mental health.

 

At Brierley Hill Primary school we do our best to develop these strategies. This can be seen on a day to day basis with conversations between staff and pupils, our PSHE curriculum and opportunities that are threaded through our daily life in school.

 

At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better,
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries,
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships,
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count,
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’,
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.

 

We offer 3 different, flexible levels of support:

Universal Support-To meet the needs of all of our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.

Additional Support For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.

Specific Support For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources

Miss Faux is our Senior Mental Health lead in school. She works closely with our safeguarding leads, Mrs Allport and Miss Bridgewood, as well as our Learning Mentor Mrs Barnsley.

But it doesn’t stop there working closely with ALL of the staff in school, means that we work with a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing.

As a school we care about YOUR mental health and wellbeing too. We are here to help signpost and support if you need any guidance on supporting your children or yourself. We are always here to listen!

 

Please find a list of links that you may find useful -

Remember it’s good to talk!

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