At Hereward Primary School, we recognise that a child’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning, as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. The school’s role in supporting and promoting mental health and wellbeing can be summarised as:
- Prevention: Creating a safe and calm environment where mental health problems are less likely, improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school population, and equipping pupils and students to be resilient so that they can manage the normal stress of life effectively. This will include teaching pupils about mental wellbeing through the curriculum and reinforcing this teaching through school activities and ethos.
- Identification: Recognising emerging issues as early and accurately as possible.
- Early Support: Helping pupils to access evidence informed from early interventions and support.
- Access to specialist support: Working effectively with external agencies to provide swift access or referrals to specialist support and treatment.
Please click on the following links to see how we support our children and for some useful links for parents and carers on all aspects of mental health.