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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Embedded in our Christian value of compassion, we are committed to supporting all children and staff with their mental health and wellbeing. We have a whole school approach to this which is led by our Mental Health lead who works closely with our school Pastoral Engagement Officer. To ensure all stakeholders in our school have a voice with regards to mental health, we have pupil Wellbeing Champions and a staff Wellbeing Committee. We have also created a shared vision of mental health and wellbeing that has been co produced by staff, parents, children and our wellbeing governor. 

 

In addition to our whole school offer, we provide individual and group support to children as well as support for families as needed. We work closely with other agencies such as the Mental Health Support Team to provide bespoke support for those children who need it. 

 

 

Mental Health and Well Being Policy

How to access support

Please open the flow chart below to look at how to access Mental Health and Wellbeing support for your child. 

Cost of living support

What is Mental Health?

Talking Mental Health

Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health

Thrive at Norton Fitzwarren Church School

A Parent's Guide to Thrive

Our Thrive room

Wellbeing week Spring 1 My Voice Matters

The children in Hazel Class loved considering the changes they would make to our school and country if they were in charge! There were lots of considerations of the cost of food and utilities, as well as more fun ideas. The children created sketchbook spreads about themselves, responding to different prompts to show things that matter to them.

Wellbeing week Autumn 2 2023

Throughout wellbeing week we have been investigating the theme of  generosity and charity. Pupils have enjoyed discovering how being generous is not always to do with giving money or presents. We are all more aware of how to be generous with our time and our acts of kindness. We will will try to show empathy and compassion to those around us in the new year and beyond to make our wonderful school and even better place to learn and play.

Wellbeing week learning across the school.

12 Top Tips to support Mental Wellbeing through Nature

School allotment January 2024

Talking to your Child about Mental Health 

Sadfishing

Some useful websites:

Home - Somerset Big Tent - Empowering children and young people to find the right wellbeing support at the right time - in your local area

https://www.minded.org.uk/ a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.

https://www.annafreud.org/ - advice for young people, parents and schools

https://www.annafreud.org/onmymind/ - support for young people written by young people

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk Quality assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

https://youngminds.org.uk/  Website dedicated to Children and Young People's mental health

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ Confidential advice and support for those suffering with anxiety.

https://childbereavementuk.org/  Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

 

 

 

Bath & Wells MAT

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