At Park Way Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of all members of our school community and their families. We know that everyone experiences 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.
Evidence suggests that there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing:
Follow this link to the NHS website for further information 5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
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)
At our school, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and pupil body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils.
In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. In an average classroom, three children will be suffering from a diagnosable mental health issue. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies and procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for students affected both directly and indirectly by mental ill health.
We aim to develop resilience and positive mental health by being a community in which all:
We want all members of our community to:
We aim to achieve this through:
Lead Members of Staff
Key websites for wellbeing:
Useful links for supporting parents/carers:
Useful links for supporting children’s mental health:
Children and young people :: NHS Kent and Medway (icb.nhs.uk)
Useful links for supporting staff mental health: