At Park Hall Infant Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life 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.
- To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.
- For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
- For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions.
World Mental Health Day 2020 – HELLO YELLOW!
On Friday 9th October we said ‘Hello Yellow’ to show the children that they’re not alone in their mental health. Wearing yellow is a way of showing solidarity with young people and helping them know that they’re not alone. This matters because too many young people still feel ashamed to open up about how they’re feeling. The more people who show they care, the more comfortable young people will feel about talking to someone if they’re struggling.
At Park Hall Infant Academy we were proud to dress like a sunshine from head to toe to support Young Minds!
Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 – FIND YOUR BRAVE!
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 (3-7 February), we’re taking steps to be keep a healthy mind. When we think about healthy living, we tend to focus on looking after our bodies – our physical wellbeing – through food, being active and getting enough sleep. However, in order to be healthy overall, it’s important that we look after our minds – our mental wellbeing – too.
Our bodies and minds are actually very closely linked, so things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing as well. When we take steps to be healthy inside and out it helps us to feel better in ourselves, focus on what we want to do and deal with difficult times.
Life is about taking small brave steps every day. Bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help when you need it, trying something new or making the right choices.
Park Hall Infant Academy will be proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 alongside the wellbeing support that we already offer in school.
We have based our week around the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’;
Be Active (walk to school, run around outside, dance)
Connect (with the people around you)
Keep Learning (try something new – learning is fun!)
Give (do something nice for a friend or family member. Smile. Say thank you.)
Take Notice (enjoy the world around you)
Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your
child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you
to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your
family, and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for Families is written by a
team of specialists and parents, working together.
This is for you if you volunteer, work or are studying to work with infants, children or teenagers. MindEd has e-learning applicable across the health, social care,
education, criminal justice and community settings. It is aimed at anyone from
beginner through to specialist.
MindEd is created by the following organisations and is funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education.