Mental Health & Wellbeing
At. St. Anselm's Primary School, we are committed to supporting the positive mental health and wellbeing of our whole community of children, staff, parents and carers.
Our ethos is supportive, caring and respectful. We understand how important positive mental health and welling is to our lives. We recognise that children's mental health is a vital factor in their overall wellbeing and how it can affect their learning and achievements. Our school encourages children to be open, and we support all children to have their voices heard.
The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that "to help their children succeed, schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy". Our school is a place for children to experience a nurturing and supportive environment. We support the children to develop their self-esteem and build resilience. We understand all children and their families go through ups and downs, and some face significant life events.
In 2017, research (Mental Health of Children and Young People in England) found that "one in eight 5 to 19-year olds had at least one mental disorder". We know that anyone in our community may need additional emotional support to cope with life's challenges.
Our culture of nurturing children and building resilience to mental health problems means our school is a safe place where:
We recognise the importance of supporting positive mental health and wellbeing to the whole school community.
We recognise that mental health and wellbeing is not simply the absence of mental health problems. We know the building, children's confidence and self-esteem in a safe environment are virtual to positive mental health and successful learning outcomes.
At our school, we want all children to:
We maintain a mentally healthy environment for pupils and staff by:
Lead Staff Members to contact if you are concerned about your Child's Mental Health:
Deacon Tito - Designated Child Protection/Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Dhak - Senior Lead for Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mrs Whitehouse- SENDco
St. Anselm's Primary Mental Health & Wellbeing Newsletters: