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 student body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students.
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.
The Supporting mental health of children - Resource and service directory file attached below has lots of helpful websites and organisatons that can support families.
Have a look at the Zones that we use in the classroom to support children in expressing their feelings and the techniques they can use to make them feel better.
Have a look at the Self care and support information sheet below. It details lots of practical activities your child can do to take care of their mental health.
Our school mental health team is:
Miss Waddell - mental health lead
Miss Crew, Miss Dickson, Miss Cavanagh, Miss Ruston, Miss Mack Miss Addy-Boye
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Crosslee Primary School
Manchester, M9 6TG
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